Running Clinics

Two Clinics Per Year

We offer a spring and summer clinic in two different locations on different days by different coaches. Both include an end-of-clinic race component and offer a $20 discount to GRRC members, which is automatically deducted at check-out. The full-price registration includes an annual membership, which is processed after clinic registration.

Spring Track Clinic

Our annual spring track clinic registration is live. Visit the registration link to register.

Dates: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, to Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. (end time varies depending upon workout and related factors)
Location: Nazareth College, Track at Golden Flyer Stadium, Golden Flyer Dr, Rochester, NY 14618
Coaches and Hall of Famers: Michael Reif and Carolyn Smith-Hanna, Genesee Valley Harriers

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Running Programs are offered for this 7-week series. All aspects of running and training covered. Runners should come prepared to run, rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to sign up online. At least two weeks of walking and/or running is recommended prior to attending.

  • Clinics begin each Wednesday at 6:00 pm for weekly topics.
  • Warm-up and track workout begins by 6:30 pm.
  • Signup includes entry in the McMullen Mile GRTC RROY race on 6/7/2024

Historically, guest speakers have ranged from physical therapists and chiropractors to well-known racers and representatives from area running stores. Topics have covered a wide array of running-related topics from nutrition to preventing injuries. Workouts have included a variety of track workouts and even field trips to nearby trails as one-off exploration of additional forms of running.

Summer Clinic

Dates: Monday, July 22 through September 9, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. (end time varies depending upon workout and related factors)
Location: Roberts Wesleyan University, Chesbrough Dr, Rochester, NY 14624 (North Chili)
Coach: Vickey Beaver, Obatron Productions/Obatron Fitness

This 8-week running clinic ends in a 1-mile track race for clinic attendees. The weekly meetings include topics from chiropractic to working out in the heat. Workouts take place on the track near Voller Athletic Center. This is not a learn-to-run program, although walkers are welcome. The first workout will include a 1-mile baseline effort. In other words, you should do whatever is your typical hard – but not all-out – effort for a mile is. 

  • Check-in is promptly at 6 p.m.
  • Topics often include a Q & A or are otherwise interactive
  • Dynamic warm-up starts around 6:25 followed by a track workout
  • Workouts vary and include both solo and team efforts
  • Static cool down finishes off every workout
  • The 8th Monday features the concluding 1-mile race