Freezeroo Series

Freezeroo Series

The Freezeroo Series is an annual collection of six winter races directed by Greater Rochester Running Club, with the assistance of some of the local running groups (Sal’s Runners, Gold Rush Runners, Oven Door Runners, and the Bagel Bunch Runners). The low-key races are chip-timed, completed on open roads, and offer hot refreshments at the end. Participants may register for individual races or the whole series. Each year, we offer a limited number of series gifts, distributed at the first race of the series. The gift varies as does the quantity. Ex. The first 150 registered for the series get a winter cap with our logo or the first 100 get a headband with our logo.

Follow this RunSignUp link to register for the series or individual races. Racers need to register for the series and participate in at least four to qualify for series standings and awards. At the conclusion of the final race, prizes are awarded the top three overall and age group series winners. See the registration page for current the current race schedule, which includes dates, times, and location specifics.

All but the Valentine’s race have traditionally started at 10 a.m. Check each race every year to confirm current start times. Most races offer an early start of 30 minutes for those who are no faster than 11 minutes per mile. This is especially helpful for those who are walkers or runners going slower than 12 minutes per mile and strongly encouraged so volunteers aren’t out there longer than necessary.

Generally, the races are:

Early to mid-December: Don Curran Memorial 5K race at North Star Christian Academy in Gates

New Year’s Day: New Year’s Resolution 7.5-mile race at Mendon Ponds Park in Mendon

January: Pineway Ponds 5-mile race from Pineway Ponds Park in Spencerport and Hearnish 5-mile race from Victor Municipal Park in Victor

February:  Valentine’s Run in Memory of Tom Brannon 8-mile race from Braddock Bay Park in Greece and White House 4.4-mile race from Webster Park in Webster

Click on the following links to view the course maps on MapMyRun.

Don Curran: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5307793753

New Year’s Day: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4780119358

Pineway Ponds: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4802158561

Hearnish 5 Mile: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4813760572

Valentine’s Run: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4831087402

White House Challenge: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4859346418

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Please contact us at Freezeroo@grtconline.org!

No Refunds. In the rare case that a race must be canceled, there will be no refunds of single race or series entry fees.