Gone Squatchin’

2017 Results

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QUICK REMINDER/UPDATE – Headlamps/Handheld lights are required. Sunset is 7:42pm, and it gets dark in the woods well before that time. Please plan to have a light source with you at the start. There are loads of rocks, roots, and the occasional stump (one of which broke a Squatch toe yesterday) that you won’t see without a light source. 

Each year just as the season turns, hundreds of squatch enthusiasts descend upon the woods of Alum Creek in search of the elusive Summer Squatch.  The first recorded sighting was in the fall of 2012, with multiple sightings over the years.

The Summer Squatch is most commonly seen poking around the Rocks and Roots trail on late summer nights as he passes through on his way south for the winter. To celebrate the coming of the squatch each year we head out into the woods on the last Thursday of summer.

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-12-12-09-pmAll signs are pointing to great chances of spotting the Summer Squatch this year. Join us on the trail September 14th, run a little, laugh a lot, and keep your eyes out for the squatch!

What: 10K Trail Race

Where: The NEW Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek

When: The LAST Thursday of Summer! Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm

RRTRACost: Proceeds benefit the Rocks and Roots Trail Runners Association (RRTRA)

  • $45 by July 31st
  • $50 August 1st-August 31st
  • $55 September 1st-13th
  • $60 Race Day


Please note: The Summer Squatch 10K has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.

We’re looking for a few good volunteers! Click here to sign up! Volunteers receive a race shirt, and a $15 credit at Fleet Feet + FrontRunner!


This year marks the 4th Annual Summer Squatch 10K Trail Race at the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek! Come on out and check out the one and only trail built by and for trail runners in Central Ohio!

What do you get?

  • 10K Trail Race
  • Sassy Event Shirt
  • Squatchy Finisher’s Medal

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Sports before the event on Tuesday, September 12th through Wednesday, September 13th during normal business hours.

Race day packet pickup will begin at 5:30pm at the race site at Alum Creek State Park.

We’re looking for a few good volunteers! Click here to sign up! Volunteers receive a race shirt, and a $15 credit at Fleet Feet + FrontRunner!

The Course:

The start of the race is located just off of Hollenback Rd and just south of the dog park(3993 Hollenback Rd Lewis Center, OH 43035).

RRTRA TRAIL MAP Squatch 2016

Elevation Gain: 381 ft
Elevation Loss 367 ft

Results & Photos

2017 – Results

2016 – Results   |   Photos

2015 – Results   |   Photos

2014 – Results   |   Photos

Check out the course photos below!

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