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

President’s Letter 6/01/2021

Wow. Could summer weather have come any earlier? 80 degree days have been the norm for the last week. Just in time for some relaxation of some of the COVID regulations. Our annual Spring Running Clinic in Fairport is in its third week and going well. The Lilac 5K/10K...


Spring Training!

It has been a long year but COVID (and winter) are starting to loosen their grip on western NY. Come out of confinement to celebrate with our annual 7-week spring training clinic. We are all hoping for in person races to "boot up" again over the summer and fall. This...

Upcoming Events

Anna’s Wish 5K Run/2.5K Walk @ Black Creek Park
Apr 18 – Jun 20 all-day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be held as a VIRTUAL 5k Run and 2.5k Walk. The race can be run, jogged or walked at any location you choose, on any date and time on or before June 20th. All participants will get a race shirt.

GRTC Speed Clinic @ Center Park West
May 12 @ 5:45 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our longstanding GRTC Spring Track Clinic will be back up and running this spring. If you are coming out of COVID hibernation and interested in improving your running skills this year, make a commitment to come out for this great program. This 7week course under coaching of Mike Reif and Carolyn Smith Hanna (both GRTC HOF members) is one of the “gems” of GRTC membership. Starting this year on Wednesday night 5/12/21, it will run for 7 consecutive Wednesday nights at Center Park in Perinton. If you have done the clinic before you know the quality and fun of this great activity. If you have never done it before, don’t miss out for 2021. Over the 7 weeks, all aspects of training and the principles necessary to improve your running are covered. This is an opportunity for runners of all levels to learn how to optimally train for and improve their times in any distance and event. As importantly, it is also an immense amount of fun and provides great running comradery. The total cost remains a modest $45 for GRTC members. Non members are $65, but that includes the $20 for one year of GRTC membership.  We will of course be observing the “usual” COVID precautions with masks and social distance that we have all gotten used to. Sign up today at the runsignup link below and don’t miss out on this great program. You will be glad you did.