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


Well, what CAN one say about these challenging times of COVID that hasn’t already been said.  Schools and work sites have been shut down, many are out of work, masks and social distancing are the rule and we are staying at home limiting contact to only our close...


Track Clinic

GRTC "SPRING" TRACK CLINIC START DATE IN QUESTION: Our annual spring track clinic is listed to start 4/29/20 but given all that is happening with COVID19 that is unlikely. We have to have access to the East Rochester HS facility and most importantly safety (re social...

Upcoming Events

RUN585 – The Big Run 5K @ Genesee Waterways Center
Jun 3 @ 6:45 pm

Join us for a mid-week, low-key road race series at Genesee Valley Park. There are 3 races offered from June-August, each with a unique course and common finish line. All of the races support the Genesee Waterways programs.

Race 1 – Wed, June 3, 2020 – The Big Run 5K – Global Running Day
Race 2 – Wed, July 15, 2020 – Summer in the City 8K
Race 3 – Wed, August 5, 2020 – Hot Summer Night 5K

Series Registration (all 3 races) is capped at 650!
Individual race registration is capped at 150 each!
What Series Participants Get
(Series registrations must be completed Race #1, June 3, 2020)
3 crazy-fun races
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Post race BBQ, beer, & live music
Awards to the Overall and 5 year Age Group winners
Finisher medals for each race
Soft-Sided Cooler

What Individual Participants Get
(even if registering for all 3 races individually)
Crazy-fun races
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Post race BBQ, beer, & live music
Awards to the Overall and 5 year age group winners
Finisher medal
12oz. glow in the dark stadium cup

On June 3, all Fleet Feet locations will participate in the The Big Run, a nationwide event coinciding with Global Running Day.

We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways:

You get to join Fleet Feet communities across the country participating in a nationally-coordinated event in different locations all on the same day.
It’s on a Wednesday — who couldn’t use a mid-week pump-up
Finisher medal — Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.
We know some people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks). Let’s just say, we’re planning some fun raffle giveaways and category prizes.

Mendon Mauler Trail Run @ Stewart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Your choice of 4 Miles or 8 Miles in a true off-road challenge!
The course is a 4 mile loop. As this is a true trail run, no spikes are allowed. Trail shoes are recommended, but not necessary. While the course will have at least one water stop, there will be no cups so we require that you carry a water bottle with you.

Participants in the 4 Mile distance may elect to change to the 8 Mile distance by running a second lap. Participants in the 8 Mile distance may elect to drop to the 4 Mile distance by heading to the finish after their first lap. All changes MUST be communicated to the race timer at the finish line.

Chip timing by YellowJacket Racing with a split point for each lap
Live Text and Email results as your finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
Live results will be posted online
Premium blend cotton t-shirts to all those registered by May 27, 2020
Plenty of post race food
Finisher medals for ALL Finishers!