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

September 2020 President’s Letter – Doug Jones

Wow. How CAN it be Labor Day already?  Summer has given us great weather for running (if most of it solo) and so far the fall looks like it will follow that pattern too. COVID has of course been a challenge with most in person events cancelled for many months. The...



  Good news. With NY now well into phase IV of reopening we feel we can fit all requirements to go forward with the GRTC (no longer spring) running clinic. We plan to start our 7-week program on 8/5/20. This year the clinic will take place at Center Park in Fairport...

Upcoming Events

Life is a Journey Run/Walk: Virtual COVID-19 Edition @ Anywhere
Sep 15 – Dec 15 all-day

Life has certainly set us all on an unexpected path in 2020, and due to public health concerns, this year’s race, originally scheduled for October, has now gone virtual! With the incomparable beauty of Keuka Lake as our guide, participants can choose their challenge option: virtually run or walk the entire 73-mile perimeter of Keuka Lake or make your way tip-to-tip from Penn Yan to Hammondsport (22 miles). Challenge yourself or form a team, and record and track your daily mileage online. All participants will receive a one-of-a-kind, special edition race shirt. All race proceeds after expenses will go to support the Keuka Comfort Care Home, whose mission to provide compassionate end-of-life care to those who have reached the end of their journey is more critical than ever. For more information and to register to take the Life Is A Journey Challenge, visit

Rochester 5K & Kids Marathon @ Frontier Field
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am

The Kids Marathon is a great way for kids 12 and under to participate in marathon weekend. As a participant, your child will run or walk the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of five weeks.

The Rochester 5K takes you on a unique 3.1 mile tour through the heart of Rochester giving participants the chance to run on the Inner Loop!

Begins and finishes at Frontier Field
Runner and walker friendly
Capped at 800 runners/walkers