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


  Welcome to March. Daylight savings time starts in less than 2 weeks on 3/13. Can spring be far behind? We finished out the winter running season with a very successful Freezeroo series. Back after 2 COVID years, the iconic cold weather series lived up to its name...


GRTC Spring Track Clinic Registration is Open!

Our annual track clinic registration is live. Visit the registration link to register. Dates: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Time: 6 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. (end time varies depending upon workout and related factors) Location: Nazareth...

Upcoming Events

Steven Derks Memorial 5K @ Faith Bible Church
May 28 @ 8:00 am

Pre-registration, parking and post-race refreshments will be at the church. The certified 5K route will be across the street on the campus roads of MCC.

Frost Town Trail Fest @ RMSC Cumming Nature Center
May 28 @ 9:00 am

Start off your Memorial Day weekend on the right foot with a 10k or 25k trail run at RMSC Cumming Nature Center! Frost Town Trail Fest is a trail race presented by Ironwood Adventure Works that explores some of the best terrain the Bristol Hills has to offer.

25k Trail Run | 9am
The challenging 25k course is a single loop that circumnavigates both the Cumming Nature Center and an adjacent property managed by The Nature Conservancy. A steep winding ascent and then descent through historic logging roads initiate 25k runners to this stout cross terrain trail challenge. Next, after traversing through the well-tended Cumming Nature Center Trail system, runners take the trail less traveled across the rugged Rattlesnake Hill ridgeline east of Lake Honeoye. Aid stations will be available at approximately 4 mile intervals for a total of three support stations on the course.

10k Trail Run | 10am
For a quicker and less remote challenge, the 10k course covers the best of the Cumming Nature Center trail system. Less elevation gain and a more runnable course make this a great first 10k or a fast trail loop for seasoned trail runners.

Kids Fun Run | 12pm
Bring your junior trail runners along for a free 1.5 mile kids fun run! To participate, just show up with a parent between 11am and 11:45am to get your race bib. See the registration page for details!