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


GRTC PRESIDENT'S LETTER 5.1.23 GRTC RUNNING OPTIONS FOR 2023: GRTC (soon GRRC-Greater Rochester Running Club) has a great slate of running options for everyone going forward this year (SEE INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS BELOW FOR DETAILS). First, it’s not too late to join in on...


Freezeroo Series Cash Awards

  Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Freezeroo this year, and congratulations if you were an overall winner or an age group winner.  If you were not able to come to the White House Challenge, no worries!  In lieu of sending cash or checks through...

Upcoming Events

New York Adult & Teen Challenge @ Roberts Wesleyan University
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

New York Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian residential discipleship program that helps men and women who struggle with life-controlling issues. NYATC exists for individuals to experience freedom from addiction by helping them to KNOW Christ, GROW in Christ, SERVE Christ, and SHARE what Christ has done for them.

There are currently five campuses across New York in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Long Island that allow us to serve the entire state.

Our organization is always looking for ways to promote community involvement and interaction while raising necessary funds for the ministry. Unfortunately, recovery treatment at NYATC is not supported by insurance providers or government funding, so the programs rely on donations from supporters and events we host. The first annual NYATC 5K – Run/Walk for Recovery will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2023. Participants will have the option to run or walk a traditional 5K. The cost to participate will be $35. Participants will also have the opportunity to get their friends and family involved with peer-to-peer fundraising. Various prizes will be awarded based on the amount of money each person raises.

All of the finances raised for this race go to supporting the function of this ministry and sponsoring the next individual coming into the program.

Lifetime Assistance Airport 5k Run/Walk @ USAirports Hangar
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Looking for a flat course to support your fastest time yet? Need a qualifying time? Looking for something family friendly? This is the one! Join us for our 24th year of the Lifetime Assistance Airport 5K Run/Walk.

Your participation supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their greatest level of independence and potential with wellness programs, transfer and mobility equipment, education, Special Olympics training, and more.