Running Around Rochester

Since 1958

GRTC – the organization

 has approximately 500 members, consisting of runners, walkers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts, encompassing an eight-county region.

Freezeroo Series

A series of six winter races directed by GRTC, with the assistance of some of the local informal running groups.

RROY Series

The goal of the RROY Series is to recognize the top runners in Rochester area races, promote racing, and help build participation in area races

GRTC Ultras

A long-distance running race that is longer than a traditional marathon.


Track Clinic

Don’t miss out on a great training value. Sign up for the GRTC Spring Track Clinics and Workouts.

President’s Message


  Welcome to March. Daylight savings time starts in less than 2 weeks on 3/13. Can spring be far behind? We finished out the winter running season with a very successful Freezeroo series. Back after 2 COVID years, the iconic cold weather series lived up to its name...


GRTC Spring Track Clinic Registration is Open!

Our annual track clinic registration is live. Visit the registration link to register. Dates: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Time: 6 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. (end time varies depending upon workout and related factors) Location: Nazareth...

Upcoming Events

GRTC Summer Picnic @ Acorn Shelter at Eastman Durand Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The GRTC Summer Picnic is Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Acorn Shelter of Durand Eastman Park at Log Cabin Road, Rochester, NY 14617.

Come out and join the group for an early lunch and a variety of activities. Food will be provided by CoreLife Eatery with a variety of serve-yourself options to satisfy a wide variety of dietary needs. Menu is online at the registration page, Members get in at half price at $10. Guests will be $20. Registration closes 8/19/2022.

10 a.m. (or shortly thereafter): Choice of trail or road fun run/walk

11 a.m.: Food arrives; lunch follows once it’s set up

12 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Trivia

12:15 – 3 p.m.: Lawn games, tabletop games, and socialization.

Participants are welcome to bring their own games to add to the mix!


Innovative Edge Cross Country Series Race #4 @ Cobbs Hill Park
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

Innovative Edge and Genesee Valley Harriers present a family-friendly 5k cross country race series. Races will be at 6PM on Thursdays in August at Cobb’s Hill in Rochester. Events start with free kid’s fun runs followed by the 5k.