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

GRTC President’s Letter 10.1.20 – by Doug Jones

  OK. I’m officially tired of COVID (and maybe talking about it). It’s caused a lot of personal casualties across the nation and also “casualties” in the availability of “real” races in our area. Our in-person GRTC track clinic this year DID come off well (check...



  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

Barbecue Bash Virtual Half @ Anwhere
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

Barbecue Bash Half, Half Marathon (13.1 miles) (Part of the West of the River Series; racers can sign up for individual races)
Friday, October 30, 12 a.m. through Sunday, November 1, 11:59 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time Ends)
Charity Partner: Cartons for Christmas (Spencerport/Ogden, NY)
Food Theme: Barbecue Kit
Shirt Cut-off: November 1, 2020
Estimated Mailing of Swag and Earned Extras: November 14, 2020
If you live outside the US, please note there may be additional postage required, which we won’t know until after we weigh the final parcel.

What You Get
*medal with your name engraved on the back for each race
*technical race shirts (short sleeve for June Jaunt, tank for The Potato Run, and long-sleeve for Barbecue Bash Half)
*food-themed kits appropriate to each race
*series participants get a preparation and recovery kit with their June Jaunt shipment
*reduced price training, should you choose to add it (discounted from normal pricing and even more when training for two or all three with us)
*opportunities to earn points that get you more swag and chances to win random prizes
*a race-specific recipe contest with non-vegan and vegan categories
*virtual bib
*subsequent PDF of the race cookbook
*chance to make a donation to our Charity Partners for each would-be host town
*20% discount on any order at Foot Kinetics
*series Facebook group (racers need not be registered for the whole series)