GRTC

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

October 2021 President’s letter

Hard to ignore……….but it IS getting cooler out there. The summer weather is finally fading and the fall running season is in full swing. That’s NOT necessarily a bad thing and we hope most runners are enjoying the recent cool invigorating weather. In-person races are...

News

Fall Track Clinic

If you have never done our clinics before, and are wondering if this is for you, come out for the first night free on us and check it out. If you like what you see you can sign up then for the remaining weeks. What do you have to lose? And think how much you have to...

Upcoming Events

Oct
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Scare Brain Cancer Away 5K @ East Rochester High School
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am

The Patient Needs Fund is a donation-based fund for patients under cancer treatment at the Wilmot Cancer Institute. Assistance can be provided to patients in the form of gift cards to local gas, grocery, and general merchandise stores such as Kwik Fill, Wegmans, and Target. Often patients need money for gas as many are driving from outside or on the outskirts of Monroe County for treatment daily or weekly. Target and Wegmans gift cards are typically used for food or everyday needs of patients. The amount provided is based upon the patient’s needs; as many patients as possible can be assisted with a donation to this unique fund. This is the power of the Patient Needs Fund; patients are able to focus more on their treatment and fighting cancer, and not on the financial burden that so many of us have.

Nocturnal 12 @ Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 5:00 am

Obatron Productions’ exercise arm, Obatron Fitness, is proud to introduce a new race option, Nocturnal 12. Walker and mobility-impaired friendly. Diet sensitive. Race indoors or out, virtually or in person!

Distance Available
As many miles you want within the 12 hour time limit. To be considered a finisher at the in-person race, you must finish at least one out-and-back trek, approximately 2.05 miles.

Where You Can Get Your Miles
Nocturnal 12 is a 12-hour fixed time available as a virtual OR in person race. Imagined to be walker and mobility-impaired friendly and diet sensitive. Racing on your own allows you flexibility to race your way within our parameters.

Virtual: Walk or run as many miles as you want to or can within 12 consecutive hours with a minimum of two hours in the dark at any point during the race weekend at a location of your choosing and submit your results online. Increase the size of your packet by participating in Earned Extras online or through email upon request, if you don’t use Facebook. Pick up your packet or get it delivered within a few weeks of your race.

In Person: Walk or run as many miles as you want to or can within 12 consecutive hours with a minimum of one out-and-back circuit on the 2.05-mile, flat, paved path. Increase the size of your packet by participating in Earned Extras online or through email upon request, if you don’t use Facebook. Pick up your packet or get it delivered within a few weeks of your race.

Being night-themed means you can expect a variety of night-time odds and ends! Registration includes a Nocturnal Snack Pack, Packet Expanders, and opportunities to bulk up your packet and interact with other racers by participating in our signature Earned Extras.

What You Get
Medallion: Keepsake medallion.
Jacket: Race jacket in unisex (men’s) sizing sent after the race is done.
Pre-Race Prep Packet (Virtual Only): Racers registered by October 15 will be mailed items for use before or during your race. Racers registered after that point will receive theirs with their post-race packet.
Late Night Munchies: A variety of night-time munchies to keep you moving.
Packet Expanders: Surprise items to round out your experience.
Earned Extras: Opportunities to earn points that get you more swag and chances to receive premier prizes from Obatron Fitness and any sponsors, predominantly through the Obatron Fitness Facebook Group.
Virtual bib (in-person folks also get a physical bib)
Digital finisher’s certificate for each race (ready the after the race)
$10 gift card for Road iD (offered at registration; be sure to opt-in)
RunGoo discount (See Sponsors from menu)
Facebook group to interact with fellow racers and their supporters as well as participate in challenges, ask questions, and get updates.