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

2022 – August President’s Letter

GRTC PRESIDENTS LETTER 8.1.22 HOT has clearly been the theme the last few weeks. Quality runs for many have moved to early morning and one does need to be cautious in the heat. But many events HAVE continued and July was once again a busy month for GRTC.  The...


2022 – May President’s Letter

GRTC PRESIDENTS LETTER 5.1.22           Spring is now definitely here and we have a full May schedule of GRTC activities. Check out the list of offerings below and get your running season started “full tilt”. MIND THE DUCKS ULTRA 5/7/22: If you have never done an...

Upcoming Events

Laker 5K Classic @ Finger Lakes Community College
Oct 1 all-day

– The Finger Lakes Community College cross country & track and field
teams will be hosting the first annual Lakers 5K Classic at the FLCC cross country trail at 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Canandaigua, NY 14424 on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The 5K will be open to the public and the FLCC community (students, alumni, faculty, and staff). Anyone interested in participating must register and complete the pre-race waiver, there will be a $15 cost per entry.
Registration will begin at 8 am and end at 9:45 am, with a race start time scheduled for 10 am. The fundraiser funds will help support the cross country and track
and field teams; giving them the opportunity to attend national events and improve facilities.
All donations are welcomed, and t-shirts will be available for purchase at $15 apiece. Cash or checks can be made out to FLCC Cross Country Boosters, ATTN: Samantha Boccacino, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Monroe Community College’s 16th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships @ MCC's 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Oct 1 all-day

Homecoming Fun for the entire family! The Monroe Community College Foundation is sponsoring an on-campus/virtual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships. The live on-campus race will be held on Saturday, October 1 and will be timed by robinhoodracing. The virtual race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2 2022. Prizes will only be awarded for the live race only. The event includes commemorative t-shirt and special race challenges. Early registration – $20 by September 27; thereafter $30; Current MCC students – $10. Register at or call 585-585-685-6020.