Running Groups

All information provided is subject to change without notice. GRTC provides information as a courtesy to the running community and is not involved in the administration of any listed groups. Contact the groups to verify current information before stopping in for a workout. If you are responsible for a listed group and information has changed or you organize a local group that’s not listed, please contact us with a link to this page with the information that needs updated or added.

Bagel Bunch

Saturday 7:00 am at Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, Latta and Long Pond Roads in Greece. Various routes and distances, maps and water stops provided. Contact Bob Dyjak @ 585-225-6560 or A Bagel Bunch photo can be found at: . You can also receive weekly emails of the routes by joining the Yahoo BagelBunch group at this site.

Sunday 11:20 am – same location. We usually run about 6 miles, various routes, which are decided on the spot.

Certified Five and Diners

Wednesday, Winter (starting the Wednesday after the end of DST), meet at Johnny’s Irish Pub, at 1382 Culver Road, corner of Merchants Rd., at 6:00 pm , with the opportunity for post-run socializing. Summer, (during DST) meet at the Mendon Ponds Park Beach Parking Lot about 6:00 pm. Trail runs.

Fleet Feet Store Workouts

With local stores in Rochester, Greece, and Victor, Fleet Feet offers a variety of free workouts that are independent from their fee-based training programs. See their website for current details.

Flour City Hash House Harriers

Hashing is a worldwide phenomenon with more than 2500 clubs in more than 100 countries. The local club in Rochester is known as the Flour City Hash House Harriers. The Hash is a non-competitive, laid-back group running for fun, socialization and beer. Hashing is commonly referred to as a drinking club with a running problem. Each week a person known as the hare designates a location for the hash and sets a trail for everyone else (hounds) to follow. There are refreshment stops on trail. Not everyone drinks, so Gatorade and water are also provided. We are generally trail runners, but a hash run can be set anywhere. WALKERS ARE WELCOME. Hash cash is $4. Visit The Flour City Hash online at:

Gold Rush Runners

Saturdays 7:00 am. Meet at CAMS New York Pizzeria (Irondequoit), 717 Titus Ave near the Intersection of Cooper Rd & Titus Ave. Routes in the 5 -15 mile range. Contact Chris Boshnack, or Jeff Chester for more information.

Medved Running & Walking Outfitters Store Workouts

Medved offers weekly group workouts. See their website for current information.

Montana Mills Milers (M3)

An informal group, meeting Saturdays at 8:00 am at Montana Mills Bakery, Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Two or three groups: 3-mile at a slow pace, a 5- to 7-mile route at a medium pace, and a longer, faster route for you longer and faster folk. Afterward, we sit around and drink coffee. Contact Jim Kerr.

Moms in Motion

Our Rochester Running Team provides a fun, supportive, and structured environment to help women from a variety of fitness backgrounds to improve their running skills and overall physical health. The teams meet on Saturday or Sunday mornings throughout the year. We also have many multi-sport athletes that train together. We often meet after practice for presentations by speakers covering a wide range of fitness and health topics. We have private Yahoo groups that we are able to coordinate weekday training sessions and support.

We also meet for special events, philanthropy and social gatherings.

All women welcome (you don’t have to be a mom)!


MIM Fees:

  • Program Fees: (Must join local and National MIM)
  • National MIM: $65/Yr.-one time joining fee- $45 thereafter, includes Sugoia shirt-$40 value
  • Local Fee: $10.00 per month

Naples Running Group

Naples Running and Walking Group (NRG) a weekly walking/jogging and running group that meets every Saturday (except holidays) at 9:30a.m, at St. Januarius Church, 180 North Main St., Naples, NY. This is the perfect place to work on your fitness and get to know the 5K course for the St. J’s 5K held the last Saturday in April. The group is very social and participants are encouraged to workout with others who are at their own fitness level. We have 1st time walkers/joggers and seasoned athletes that participate every week. Free coffee and bread after. To learn more about the NRG, or to get info. regarding the St. J’s 5K (Word), e-mail at or leave a message at 585-703-8652.

Oven Door Runners

Saturday 6:30am (winter – Dec. & Jan. – start time is 7:00 am.) meet in front of Pontillo’s Pizza in Hitching Post Plaza on Rt. 96. Distances usually 12 – 20 miles.

Contact: Christopher Hoople,, 585-467-8498. Web site:

Oven Door Lite

Sunday 7:00am, meet in front of Pontillo’s Pizza in Hitching Post Plaza on Rt. 96 (7-mile route).

Pittsford Towpath Runners

Sunday 8:30 am Memorial Day through Labor Day; 9:00 am remainder of the year. Meet at Pittsford Dept. of Transportation, off Monroe Ave next to canal towpath. Flat routes of 5 -8 miles, 7:30 – 10:30 pace.

Rochester FrontRunners / FrontWalkers

The local chapter of the International Front Runners. ( We are a group of gay men and women interested in fitness and social interaction. The gang meets Saturday 9:00 am, Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm in the parking lot of the George Eastman House, near the East Avenue entrance, rain or shine. Join us for a 3-mile run, a 5-mile run, or a 3 mile walk through the East Avenue / Park Avenue neighborhood and then relax and chat afterward at one of several coffee shops. Questions? Email us at .

Rochester Running Company (RRC) Store Workouts

RRC offers a variety of group workouts throughout the week. See their website for current information.

Rochester Running Emus (formerly Marathon Training Group)

Inviting runners at every level to join us.

The Running Emus is a free, informal running team comprised of runners who have various running goals but a common commitment to encouraging, challenging and supporting one another as we make running fun. There is no charge to join our team. The only requirement: Come with a positive attitude and plan to have fun!

Whether you are a new runner or an experienced runner, our team welcomes you. Our philosophy is that running should be fun, challenging and life enhancing. Runners tend to be a generous group of people, always eager to support new or less experienced runners. Joining a running team capitalizes on this generosity creating a team spirit that helps individual runners share their collective experience, meet their individual running goals, and support each other along the way.

The Running Emus is a team comprised of individuals with a variety of personal goals. Some of the members of our team have specific training goals and some just like to run with the group for fun. Whatever your reason for running, we want to welcome you to be part of our team.

If you would like to run with us, visit our website and click on “Upcoming Group Runs” to find out where to meet us, or you can contact us at the number/ email listed below.

For more information about the Rochester Running Emus, you may contact Lori at 585-232-1136, ext 51 or

Sals Spencerport Runners

Saturdays, 7:30 am, meet at the Union Street Canal Bridge, Routes of 5 to 15 miles at a 7:30 to 8:30 pace. Contact Mike Weinpress @ 585-352-1026.

Wednesday’s Children (formerly RIT feet Runners)

Wednesdays 7:00 AM – Easy 3-mile and 5-mile runs.

RIT parking lot southwest side of campus S Lot (at Crossroads building), Directions: East River Road south from Jefferson Road; left onto Institute Drive; right onto Andrews Drive; left into S Lot, Eat and drink at Crossroads optional after the run. Contact: Peter Haggerty at

Westside RATS Run-Bike-Run (RBR) Group

The group meets every Tuesday from April until the last Tuesday before Labor Day at 6:00 pm at Braddock’s Bay Park in Greece. Workouts are: 2.4 mi. run – 10.3 mi. bike – 2.4 mi. run. For details, contact Jeff Ouriel at or cell: 585-944-5337. Sponsored by The Bike Zone.

West Side Walkers and Runners

Organized by Vickey Beaver of Obatron Production’s fitness arm, Obatron Fitness. This free group encourages people to connect through the Facebook page to meet with people with similar goals exclusively on the west side of the Genesee River. It also offers multiple weekly workouts, often at Greece Canal Park. Typically, workouts start at 9 a.m. on Sundays, 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, and, when applicable, 6 p.m. on Fridays. Locations and times are subject to change and cancellation. Join the West Side Walkers and Runners Facebook Group and see Events for current plans.