Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be held as a VIRTUAL 5k Run and 2.5k Walk. The race can be run, jogged or walked at any location you choose, on any date and time on or before June 20th. All participants will get a race shirt.
We are pleased to announce our longstanding GRTC Spring Track Clinic will be back up and running this spring. If you are coming out of COVID hibernation and interested in improving your running skills this year, make a commitment to come out for this great program. This 7week course under coaching of Mike Reif and Carolyn Smith Hanna (both GRTC HOF members) is one of the “gems” of GRTC membership. Starting this year on Wednesday night 5/12/21, it will run for 7 consecutive Wednesday nights at Center Park in Perinton. If you have done the clinic before you know the quality and fun of this great activity. If you have never done it before, don’t miss out for 2021. Over the 7 weeks, all aspects of training and the principles necessary to improve your running are covered. This is an opportunity for runners of all levels to learn how to optimally train for and improve their times in any distance and event. As importantly, it is also an immense amount of fun and provides great running comradery. The total cost remains a modest $45 for GRTC members. Non members are $65, but that includes the $20 for one year of GRTC membership. We will of course be observing the “usual” COVID precautions with masks and social distance that we have all gotten used to. Sign up today at the runsignup link below and don’t miss out on this great program. You will be glad you did.
Three races, three terrains, three weeks to complete and report! Events include a 1600m run on a regulation high school or college track of your choice, a trail 5k at Mendon Ponds Park, and an out and back 10k on the Erie Canal path*. The 5k and 10k are set courses which will be provided in detail upon registration.
When you complete an event, you will submit your results including your Garmin, Strava, Nike App, MapMyRun, or whatever electronic results you use. If you do not use electronic tracking, contact us and we will make other arrangements.
Participation in the Trifecta also gives you free entry to our membership picnic on July 24th where we will award prizes and giveaways!
*The out and back, though not everyone’s favorite, is the most sensible way to complete a virtual “road-like” race where you won’t be affected by traffic and you won’t get lost.
Keeping Our Promise Inc. invites you to participate in Run for their Lives – a Virtual Run Walk Bike Wheel or Ride Race to support our local Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) resettlement program. The race period will begin June 14th and end on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 5pm EDT to coincide with World Refugee Day. You can submit your race results anytime during this period. We want to honor the journey that our wartime allies endured in order to resettle in the Rochester area. For some of our SIV friends, this journey took years while their lives and those of their family members were in immediate danger as a direct result of having supported the wartime efforts of the United States.
Your participation in this event will directly benefit the SIVs that resettle in the Rochester, New York area by raising funds so that we can continue to provide them with a comprehensive resettlement program that includes: paying for their first month’s rent and security, fully furnishing their new home and offering a modest car grant among other services.
The registration cost is $35 per participant. Each registrant will receive a race t-shirt. The t-shirt guarantee registration deadline is May 24, 2021, but registration will remain open until June 20, 2021.
This is a 5k & Fun Run Mile on the streets of beautiful Clifton Springs, NY. The Sulphur Springs that runs throughout the village is the reason for the name, and medals do reflect our unique mascot! Please join us and help support two wonderful non-for-profit groups in our community!
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
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 one of the GRTC Terrain Trio Trifecta Participants – sign up for the picnic, show at the picnic, and we’ll reimburse you 100% of what you paid for the picnic.
- It’s not too late to sign up for the GRTC Terrain Trio Trifecta – https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Shortsville/GRTCsTerrainTrioVirtualSeries
- 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
- 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!
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 (Lesley54321@yahoo.com) or Dustin Bailey Rochester East Young Life Area Director (email@example.com) with any questions.
Special pricing available for families of 4 or more upon request via mail -in registration- contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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: https://rochestereast.younglife.org/.
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 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
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.