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

December 2021 President’s Letter

Welcome to winter. The Christmas Season is upon us, the ground is covered in snow and the Freezeroo series is about to start. The Freezeroo remains one of the longest established values of GRTC membership and a favorite of individuals and the running community. It is...


GRTC: Meet Our Members!

The GRTC has a lot of interesting people about whom we would like to know more. That means you! Starting this week, we will feature a member a week on Facebook. If you are interested, copy and paste the questions below into an email addressed to,...

Upcoming Events

Adirondack Health Jingle Bell 2.5 mile Walk / Run @ The Beach House
Dec 11 all-day

Held in conjunction with the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, the Adirondack Health Jingle Bell 2.5 Mile Run/Walk will begin at the Lake Placid public beach and proceed in a counterclockwise direction around Mirror Lake. Registration will be between 7-8am inside the beach house. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk will begin at 8:30am.

Online registration through will be accepted until December 12th for $20. Participants will still be able to sign up on race day between 7-8am for $25. Kids 12 and under are free and do NOT need to preregister. All participants are encouraged to bring a new/unwrapped toy on race day to benefit Essex Couny WIC families. Sorry no four-legged friends.

Be FESTIVE!! Wear your fun holiday hats and apparel!

Reindeer Run 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile @ Blue Cross Arena
Dec 11 all-day

A Family-Friendly Winter Race For All Ages!
Reindeer Run 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile is going HYBRID!

This festively fun downtown Rochester race embraces all things December and Wintery Holiday Fun!

Join us in person on December 11th at Blue Cross Arena, or choose your favorite route and run/walk it on your time, virtually!