Running Around Rochester

Since 1958

GRTC – The Organization

has approximately 380 members as of 2023, 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 – September 2023

GRTC PRESIDENT’S LETTER 9.1.23 OK. I am just not believing its September already! Summer in Rochester is too short. My “to do” list for the summer still has things to “be done.” We have though had great weather for running in our region in spite of national weather...


GRTC’s 2003 Summer Picnic is July 29!

The GRTC Summer Picnic is a newer tradition that we invite you to attend. This year, the event repeats locations, Durand Eastman Park, to allow for options of scenic trail or road miles preceding the lunch and additional activities.  Attendees will gather at the Acorn...

Upcoming Events

5K Run for Fun / 1M Walk for Wellness @ CP Rochester
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am

Our 18th Annual 5K Run for Fun / 1M Walk for Wellness will be completely IN-PERSON on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at CP Rochester, 3399 Winton Road S. Rochester, NY (Please note the FALL date!). This USATF-certified 5K Course (NY17100KL) is mostly flat and runs through a residential neighborhood with one or two gentle hills. Runners should get excellent times from this course! All proceeds from this event help fund programs and services offered through Ability Partners agencies: CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation, which provide services to adults and children with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. These programs and services include physical, occupational, and speech therapies; housing; early intervention and preschool programs; day and community habilitation; respite care; recreational and adapted sports programs; employment services; family support; and more.

Monster Scramble @ Highland Park
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am

This October, adults and children alike will lace up their running shoes to participate in the National MS Society’s chip-timed, Halloween-themed 5K/10K fundraising event, full of chills and thrills, spooky costumes, and sweet treats. The event will also include a one-mile family fun walk.

The run will include official timing and scoring, with prizes for the top male, female, and youth winners.

Costumes are encouraged! Prizes will also be awarded for best adult, child, and group costume.