First Annual GRTC Members’ Summer Picnic @ Canfield Woods Shelter; Mendon Ponds Park
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the First Annual GRTC Members’ Summer picnic on 7/24/21 at the Canfield Woods Shelter at Mendon Ponds Park, brought you by

Joseph A Tally Jr of RE/MAX Plus

The cost is $15 per person. However, it is:

  • FREE to the first 50 active GRTC members 
    • Courtesy of support from Joseph A Tally Jr of RE/MAX Plus
    • Just sign up, show up on July 24, 2021, and if you are one of the first 50, who signed up for the picnics, you will be reimbursed 100% of what you paid for the picnic.
  • FREE to the GRTC Terrain Trio Trifecta participants
  • If you are not a GRTC member, sign up for the picnic at $15 will also receive a free Year Individual GRTC Membership valued at $20;
    • Pssst – GRTC members get up to $60 in race registration discounts annually!


*** All the profits from the First Annual GRTC Member’s Summer Picnic will be donated to Golisano children’s hospital. Please consider donating, even if you don’t plan to attend the picnic since 100% of your donation will go towards the

Golisano Children’s Hospital



  • 11 AM – optional fun run for all interested
  • Noon to 2 PM – food by Roc City Sammich and fellowship.
  • 1 PM – Awards for GRTC Terrain Trio Trifecta


Oh yes – did we mention that Roc City Sammich will serve delicious food! 


With all these perks, it remains a bargain. So signup today! We’ll see everyone on July 24!

Ronald McDonald House Charities Hybrid 5K Run @ Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm

Come join us on July 28th at 6:30pm at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and run on a certified course for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York!

Don’t wait to sign up! We only have spots for 300 runners on the course! Registration is $35 (includes Race Packet). Pre-registration is required. No race day registration will be available. Registration ends July 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.

All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York.

New GRTC fall running clinic @ Center Park in Fairport (off Ayrault Road)
Aug 4 @ 5:45 pm – Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

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 gain!

The format of this series will be different from but complementary to our traditional spring track/running clinic. Each of the 7 weeks of the program as outlined below will focus on another type of running. Each session will have a didactic component as well as running component appropriate to the topic.  All together, the clinic will cover a variety of aspects of our sport with important information and training for every runner. This program will again be coached by Mike Reif and Carolyn Smith-Hanna of GVH. The cost for the 7 weeks will be a modest $45 for GRTC members and $65 for non-members (who get back that extra $20 value as a one year GRTC membership). If you HAVE NOT been to one of our clinics before this is a great way to “kick start” your training for this fall’s in-person running season and winter Freezeroo series. If you HAVE done our clinics before, the new format will add to your training and knowledge. And as always, the clinic is a fun way to spend time with friends, enjoy our sport and meet new runners in the community.     

Location: Center Park in Fairport (off Ayrault Road) 

Time: Wednesday nights 5:45 to 8:00 pm

Dates: 8/4-9/15/21

8/4:  Overview and history of Training/Racing options.

Run for fun/fitness, trails, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, triathlons, road racing,     ultras, adventure runs and more.

8/11: Cross Country Running

8/18: Track races: 800m, mile, 3K, 5K

8/25: Trail running

9/1:   Running your best marathon/ultra marathon

9/8:   Racing strategies that work

9/15: Culminating/wrap up event

13th Annual Young and Wyld 5K Race @ Honeoye Falls
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

The course travels a relatively flat route through the historic Village of Honeoye Falls.

With its annually scheduled date of the first Wednesday in August this race offers a great opportunity to:

incorporate it into your training schedule,
serve as a team-building activity for your organization,
help students keep in touch during the summer with an activity
have family and friends enjoy a fun evening activity together.
Gather your friends, co-workers, neighbors and families, your strollers and walkers and join us at the 13th Annual Young & Wyld 5K Race for an evening filled with
fitness and fun!
Please contact the Race Director, Lesley Terry ( or Dustin Bailey Rochester East Young Life Area Director ( with any questions.

Special pricing available for families of 4 or more upon request via mail -in registration- contact for details.

Free T-shirt to the 1st 50 participants registered by July 15, 2021.

Note: mail-in registration closes down on July 26, 2021- must be postmarked by July 26. If you still want to register after this deadline, you can do so on line or in person at the Race starting at 5:15 PM August 4. Also check our race page for run sign up registration. Registration price increases after July 26, 2021.

Proceeds to benefit Young Life! Young Life thinks the world of teens. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. They walk along side kids as they navigate through their teen years. Young Life is also all about fun. From Club and Camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have a blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends. Learn more about Young Life in the Rochester East area at:

Daniel’s Race 5K @ Churchville-Chili Middle School
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The race this year will be held on August 14, 2021 at Churchville-Chili Middle School. In-person registration will begin at 8:30am and the race will begin at 9:30am. Our hope is to hold an in-person race this year. If we need to move the race virtual because of COVID-19 we will let all registrants know as soon as possible.

The 2021 Black Diamond Express 5K & Half Marathon Races
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

The Lehigh Valley Trail is the former home to one of the most celebrated American railroads of all time: The Lehigh Valley — home of the famous Black Diamond Express passenger train, which ran from New York to Buffalo.

While the land that comprises the Lehigh Valley Trail is owned by Monroe County Parks, this rails-to-trails project was created by (and is maintained, year-round by) a small but passionate non-profit group called the Mendon Foundation, and we at the Mendon Foundation depend on privately-collected donations and volunteer help to mow, groom and improve it so that you can continue to enjoy it, year-round, for walking, hiking, biking, running, and more.

If you’re a runner, one of the best ways you can support the Trail and the Mendon Foundation is to run the Black Diamond Express Races, on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Register early for the best prices online.

Frequently Asked Questions

New for 2021! We have a Frequently Asked Questions page, which also addresses questions about COVID-19.

The Black Diamond Express 5K

Oak Tree Half Marathon @ Geneseo Central Schools
Sep 5 @ 7:08 pm – 8:08 pm

The Oak Tree Half Marathon is the premier distance running race in the region. Run through the National Historic Landmark District of Geneseo and head into the Genesee Valley past 300 year old oak savannahs, sheep pastures, and horse farms.

The course features spectacular scenery with a small town feel but includes all of the amenities you would expect at a big city race.

With live music on the course, historic aircraft flyovers, and hand-made finisher medals, the Oak Tree is a unique half marathon that showcases the beauty of the Genesee Valley.

PGXC Cross Country – Race 1 @ Long Branch Park
Sep 12 all-day

The PGXC series is now in its 31st year offering the best post collegiate
cross country series in all the land for the most experienced runners as
well as beginners to the sport of cross country running

PGXC Cross Country – Race 2 @ Everest Park
Sep 26 all-day

The PGXC series is now in its 31st year offering the best post collegiate
cross country series in all the land for the most experienced runners as
well as beginners to the sport of cross country running

MCC @ MCC's 5K virtual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Oct 2 all-day

Homecoming Fun for the entire family! The Monroe Community College Foundation is sponsoring the virtual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021. The race begins at 10:00 with pre-race activities beginning at 9:30. The event is a virtual event. The event includes commemorative t-shirt and special race challenges. Early registration – $20 by September 28; thereafter $30; Current MCC students – $10. Register at or call 585-292-3680.