Welcome to winter. The Christmas Season is upon us, the ground is covered in snow and the Freezeroo series is about to start. The Freezeroo remains one of the long established values of GRTC membership and a favorite of individuals and the running community. It is definitely an important way to keep us all running together and connected through the long upstate New York winter. The dates and courses below give a variety of distances for all levels. Series awards will be given out at the White House Race on 2/22/20. Sign up now for the whole series. Come out to enjoy the runs and get on the podium at the White House run in February.

The first Freezeroo race will be the Don Curran Memorial on 12/14 in Gates. Come out that morning in just 2 weeks and help us kick off a new running year in style. Registration links are below. This year’s series gift is a fanny pack that will be great for carrying your winter gear, so come out and get yours free with your series membership. And if you are not up for the run, but would like to enjoy the fun, we DO still need a few road marshals and volunteers for this and for subsequent Freezeroo races. Please let me know right away if you can help out on 12/14 or on any of the subsequent Freezerooo races as listed below (Djones6703@aol.com). Your volunteer support of the club is always critical to make our running events available.

And if you are looking forward to the Freezeroo series as a way to maintain running contacts through the winter, don’t forget to ALSO sign up for the Annual Awards Banquet on 1/25/20 at the Burgundy Basin Inn. We will giving out the RROY awards, recognizing club members in many areas and this year will be honoring the history and accomplishments of Bill Kehoe who contributed greatly (and with his unique and special flair) over many years to the Rochester Running scene. The Banquet also includes prizes, good food and drink and camaraderie with other runners that doesn’t exist elsewhere. If you have never been (or have not come out recently) come and find out what a fun event this can be.

Again, the winter is coming but so are great running events and activities. Come out for the Freezeroo, the banquet and the fun. Come discover the true joy of running in the upstate New York winter. And as always, if you want to continue to have opportunities for running in the Rochester region, come join (or renew your membership in) GRTC. We have a place for you. A modest $20 yearly membership goes a long way to keeping our sport vibrant and maintaining running events and opportunities for all. See you out on the road.

Freezeroo Series 2019-2020

  • 12/14/19. Don Curran Memorial 5K race at North Star Christian Academy in Gates
  • 1/1/20. New Year’s Resolution 7.5 mile race at Mendon Ponds Park
  • 1/11/20. Pineway Ponds 5 mile race from Pineway Ponds Park in Spencerport
  • 1/25/20. Hearnish 5 mile race from Victor Municipal Park
  • 2/8/20. Valentines 8 mile race from Braddock Bay Park (9:00 AM START!)
  • 2/22/20. White House 4.4 mile race from Webster Park

Renew GRTC Membership: https://runsignup.com/Club/NY/Rochester/GreaterRochesterTrackClub

Freezeroo Series signup: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/FreezerooSeriesIndividualRace

Awards Banquet Signup: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Pittsford/GRTCAnnualAwardsBanquet

Doug Jones
President GRTC