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 – Summer in the City 8K @ Genesee Waterways Center
Jul 15 @ 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!

RUN585 shirt available for additional purchase when registering!

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

CandleLight 12 Hour – Overnight Ultra and Relays @ EquiCenter
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 7:00 am

* CandleLight 12 Hour – Overnight Ultra and Relays is a timed ultra marathon in Honeoye Falls, NY.
* 2020 race day is July 18, starts at 7 PM, the finish closes at 7 AM the next morning.
* The goal is to run/walk as many laps/miles in 12 hours.
* You must complete at least one lap, but there is no minimum time requirement.
* The race is on picturesque cross-country type of racecourse is 1.07 mile long.
* The racecourse is not flat, but there are no long and steep climbs. Climbs are shorter and less steep during the beginning of the race, but they get significantly longer at the end of the race.
* The relay option is available as well.