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GRTC President’s Letter 4.1.21

  The Running of the Green was completed successfully this year as a virtual event. Welcome to the view of light at the end of the COVID tunnel. The first RROY series race of 2021, though not the same large group in-person experience as in the past (let alone no green...

Runnin’ of the Green Raffle Winners!

The Runnin’ of the Green Race is the traditional kickoff event for the Rochester Runner of the Year (RROY) competition. Due to the pandemic, again this year the Runnin’ of the Green was run virtually and won’t count towards the RROY. However, the GRTC wanted to...

Spring Training!

It has been a long year but COVID (and winter) are starting to loosen their grip on western NY. Come out of confinement to celebrate with our annual 7-week spring training clinic. We are all hoping for in person races to "boot up" again over the summer and fall. This...

GRTC 2020 Milestone Patch

29 people turned in their race miles for the GRTC patch  Of those 29 people, here are the statistics: Overall Totals: 12,870 miles 496 races  In Person Totals: 46% of races 228 races for a total of 1,672 miles Virtual Totals: 54% of races 268 races for a total of...

Run the Runnin’ of the Green!

In an ordinary year, the Runnin’ of the Green (ROTG) 5 Mile Race would be the kickoff race for the Rochester Runner of the Year (RROY) competition – a fitting start to a campaign of a dozen races ending on Thanksgiving. But again in 2021, the pandemic has forced a...

GRTC President’s Letter 3.1.21

    More than a glimmer of hope! Since just a month ago, we are now seeing more people immunized for COVID19 and another new vaccine just coming on line. Lower rates of infection and hospitalization in Monroe County have lead to some loosening of restrictions. We DO...

GRTC: Meet Our Members!

The GRTC has a lot of interesting people about whom we would like to know more. That means you! Starting this week, we will feature a member a week on Facebook. If you are interested, copy and paste the questions below into an email addressed to jimmoragne@gmail.com,...

GRTC Vest United with Owner

This appeared on our Facebook page (Greater Rochester Track Club (GRTC) | Facebook) a couple of weeks ago, but now we can finish it with a picture. It is a small story but is also so typical of the “runners helping runners” ethos that invigorates our sport. On New...

February 2021 President’s Letter

OK. COVID hasn’t gone away yet as an issue for 2021. Since just a month ago we are now facing new viral strains that may be more virulent, a slower pace for vaccine administration than hoped for and questions whether the existing vaccines will cover all subtypes of...

GRTC President’s Letter 1.1.21 

Happy New Year! I think we can honestly say 2021 looks like it should be a better year than 2020. When COVID first appeared last March, no one thought it would last this long and shut down large in person races for 9 months now. But it still holds us back and we have...