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

GRTC President’s Letter 4.1.21

  The Running of the Green was completed successfully this year as a virtual event. Welcome to the view of light at the end of the COVID tunnel. The first RROY series race of 2021, though not the same large group in-person experience as in the past (let alone no green...


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

12th Annual Ugandan Water Project 5K (Virtual) @ Virtual
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

Join UWP for our 12th annual 5K virtual event on Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18! Register today to participate with hundreds of others across the United States and around the world as we walk for clean water during the event weekend.

Here’s how you can get involved:
1.) Register at:, sign up with a team!
2.) Create your fundraising campaign & commit to fundraising or donating $100 or more by
the fundraising deadline, 11:59 pm on April 18
3.) Go for a walk or run anytime during the event weekend, snap a photo & share it with us!

As a top fundraiser, you could win these amazing prizes:
1st place – $400 Southwest Airlines Travel Gift Card
2nd place – Apple AirPods Pro
3rd place- OPOVE M3 Theraputic Massage Gun

We can’t wait to go the distance for clean water, together. Register today at:

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.