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 Presidents letter August 1, 2020

Wow! WHAT a year 2020 has been! COVID has changed our patterns of life in so many ways for so many people. Running has also been affected but runners, resilient in nature, and the running community as a whole have kept us all going. Virtual races and events, social...



  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

Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Trail Series, Race #5 @ Woodside Lodge, Black Creek Park
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for this super-cool, mid-week, low-key fun trail race series at different parks around Monroe County. There are 5 races offered from April-August. You can register for each race separately, or commit to the entire series. All of the races will have a wave start, with the first wave in each of the first five races being at 6:30pm.

Race 1 – Wed, April 8, 2020 – Mendon Ponds Park – Devil’s Bathtub
Race 2 – Wed, May 6, 2020 – Durand Eastman Park – Magnolia Shelter
Race 3 – Wed, June 10, 2020 – Lucien Morin Park
Race 4 – Wed, July 8, 2020 – Webster Park – Parkview Lodge
Race 5 – Wed, August 12, 2020 – Black Creek Park, Woodside Lodge

What Single Race Participants Get
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Plenty of post race food after the event
Door prizes after each race (must be present to win)
What Series Participants Get
(Series registrations must be completed Race #2, May 6, 2020)
5 crazy-fun races
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Plenty of post race food after each event
Door prizes after each race (must be present to win)
Overall and Age Group Awards given out for series scoring after the last race
Short Sleeve T-Shirt (unisex sizing)

Made in the ROC 5K/10K @ Eastman Business Park
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am

Boots and Ellen (Owners of YellowJacket Racing) got to go on a tour of the property, so unique and to them beautiful in its own way. Some spots have so much piping going between buildings it almost feels like you are in a tunnel. The property was (and still is) the home of Eastman Kodak, among several other corporations. Once upon a time, this property housed much of Kodak’s manufacturing, research and industry. This property was like a forbidden land for runners. Unless you worked on the property you don’t normally get to see the expansive industry that occurs there for Rochester. And now it’s gates are opening to runners and walkers at Made in the ROC 5K/10K. Today, known as Eastman Business Park, is the home to various industries including energy, food & beverage, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plastics, roll to roll manufacturing and photonics. It employs thousands and creates products and services right here in Rochester, NY.

Both courses will run UNDER Ridge Road. They’ll go past George Eastman’s Memorial where his ashes are buried, past Kodak’s oldest building, along with several other corporations. This course exhibits beauty via its industrial and creatively engineered buildings and infrastructure. You can feel the productivity, imaginativeness and inventiveness throughout the campus.

The idea is to celebrate all that has been created in the ROC in the past, present and future. #madeintheroc

Amenities Include:

Finisher medals – to commemorate the Original Kodak Brownie camera
Chip timing by YellowJacket Racing
Premium blend cotton short sleeved t-shirts to all registrants by August 3rd plus the next 100 registered.
Plenty of post-race food for all participants