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

Special Note from GRTC President Regarding COVID-19

Wow, what a difference a week makes. One week ago, I was actually planning on participating in the Running of The Green to kick off the RROY series. Today that race was shut down as are all public schools, colleges, restaurants, bars, theaters and all gathering areas....


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

Head For The Cure 5K _ Rochester @ Genesee Valley Park
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am
  • Brain Cancer Charity 5K run/Walk at the RoundHouse Shelter location at Genesee Valley Park. Family friendly, we will have kids races and every participant will receive a stech-shirt and medal for participating.
Ugandan Water Project 5K Walk & Run @ Rand Lodge Powder Mills Park
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am

Join UWP for our 11th Annual 5K Walk & Run on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 in Powder Mills Park! There are lots of ways to participate – you can volunteer at the race, register to walk or run, or be a sponsored runner and fundraise with a team! Online registration begins February 1st at

Each year the 5K raises $25,000-$35,000 to help fund the mission of UWP throughout the year. The event brings out 400-500 runners, walkers, volunteers and friends to cheer them on! The 5K is an energetic, family-friendly event with live music, refreshments, prizes and a 1K Kids Fun Run.