Happy Birthday GRTC!  The club is 60 years old this year. No, I was NOT at there at its birth. But YOU can be there for its birthday party. In conjunction with The Rochester Running Company, we will have a non-competitive celebration run on Saturday October 20th. The run will leave from the Rochester Running Company site 1387 Mt. Hope Avenue in the College Town complex at 7:30 am. Planning for a 5K (with other potential pace group options). All runners are welcome to attend (GRTC membership is not required). The run will be followed by cake, punch and the opportunity to win a variety of door prizes. Come out and say “happy birthday GRTC” (presents not required!). If anyone out there WAS in fact part of the original club 60 years ago, let us know! We could maybe find something for you too.


This month also brings the “jewel in the crown” of the GRTC Ultra Distance Series. The CanLake Ultras - 50m/50Km/25Km race around Canandaigua lake is on 10/13/18. This is a truly beautiful course and unique event. The new 25K distance is perfect for those who would like to try out this kind of event but are hesitant to go the whole distance yet. If you are already signed up for any of the distances, good luck, You should be winding up your training now. If you ARE trained for any distance but not signed up yet,  its not too late.  If you are not planning on running, but would still like to come out and enjoy the fun, we are still looking for volunteers to help. Contact Gil Robs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we can find a place for you. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


And with the “cooler season” just ahead (don’t want to use the “W” word yet!) we also have the 2018-19 GRTC Freezeroo series set up.  Be sure to save (ALL) the dates for this year’s races now. Using the same sites as last season, there are a variety of distances and terrains (something for everyone). If you would like to come and enjoy the Freezeroo fun, but are not up to the run for any reason, let us know. We are always looking for volunteers for all the races. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


12/15/18.   Don Curran Memorial 5K race at North Star Christian Academy in Gates

1/1/19.       New Year’s Resolution 7.5 mile race at Mendon Ponds Park

1/12/19.     Pineway Ponds 5 mile race from Pineway Ponds Park in  Spencerport

1/26/19.     Hearnish 5 mile race from Victor Municipal Park

2/9/19.       Valentines 8 mile race from Braddock Bay Park

2/23/19.     White House 4.4 mile race from Webster Park


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.


Renew GRTC Membership:

Can Lake 50 website and signup:


Doug Jones

President GRTC