Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

Who We Are

Front Runners and Walkers of Fort Lauderdale, besides being a running and walking group, also offers a social component that provides a supportive environment for its membership. The group offers activities particularly designed for runners, but not exclusively for, the LGBTQ membership. The club welcomes people from all walks of life. Visitors are always welcome to join us.

Member's Spotlight and News


FRWFL Island City Canoe Race Team Congratulations!!

Let's give a big shout out to our team for the IC Canoe Relay. We lost no one at sea and even managed to not finish last. Most importantly as you can see from the pics a great time was had by all.

Race Incentive Program

FRWFL wants to encourage all members to participate in designated club races regardless of financial ability.

  1. Applicants must be paid members and have been so for 3 months prior to applying for an Race Incentive.

  2. For 2021 each member may be eligible for a total of $150 in grants depending on the availability of funds.

  3. For each race a member may receive a 50% grant of the early-bird registration fee.

  4. Race Incentives are granted regardless of a member’s financial need.

  5. Member’s should visit our Members-Only Site, and complete the Race Incentive Application.

  6. It is suggested that members apply for Incentive funds before registering for a race, although this is not necessary. It is however required that members apply for funds for a race before the race has occurred. If approved, the member has until two weeks following the date of the race to submit the receipt.

  7. Decisions will be made within seven days of submission. If approved, the member must register and pay for the full fee. It is also recommended that members make use of the FRWFL discount code when registering.

  8. After paying for the race, member’s should return to the Members-Only Site within two weeks to provide proof of payment using the Proof of Payment Form. Reimbursement will be sent within 7 days.

  9. Currently the Race Incentive Committee is composed of the Vice-President, Treasurer & Triathlon Coordinator. The decisions of the Race Incentive Committee are final.

**Although not a requirement, it is strongly encouraged that Race Incentive recipients wear their FRWFL Club Shirts at the race and take and post photographs in their club shirts on social media. Thanks.

IN THE NEWS


SFGN BEST OF 2021

Best Sport Team - FRWFL ties with Pub Riptide

Thanks to all our members and friends that voted for us.

There’s a special tie for this one: Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale and The Pub Riptide tied for Best Sports Team.

This would be the third time The Pub Riptide has won this category.

“Our team would like to thank all of South Florida for selecting us best sports team in 2021 again for the third straight year,” said Coach Rob Gallagher. “While winning is an important aspect of our game, building friendships is what matters most.”

Front Runners is a running and walking group offering a supportive environment for members, welcoming LGBT people from all areas of life.

“We are a team built on individual accomplishments, but we truly encourage each other and celebrate each other's efforts and victories,” said Eric Runyan, the organization’s president. “We are a family that encourages excellence but prizes progress.”

Runner-up: Hunter’s Hurricanes

Where To Find Us

Join us for a run or walk.

Wednesday at 7PM

3, 4 or 6 mile Run or Walk

Holiday Park (Between the Gymnasium and the Football Fields), Fort Lauderdale

Saturday at 7:30 AM

3, 4 or 6 mile Run or Walk

Galleria Mall

Meet behind the Bank of America, west end of the mall, Fort Lauderdale


Sunday at 6:00 PM

3, 4 or 6 mile Run or Walk

Pride Center, Wilton Manors


What's Coming Up

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GoRun Project Miami Trip

Thursday, August 11, 5:30PM @ Pride Center for Carpooling or 6:50PM at Jose Marti Park, 351 SW 4th Avenue, Miami FL

Let's check out the GoRun Project's Obstacles/Calisthenics workout.

Hollywood Broadwalk Run/Walk, Swim and Dinner.

Thursday, August 25th - 6:15 PM

A1A/Nevada Street, Hollywood, FL 33019

Meet up where Nevada St meets the Hollywood Broadwalk. There is a Public Parking Garage at Nevada Street and A1A. Bring bathing suit, towel and dry shirt. We will grab something to eat along the Broadwalk after.

Breakfast on The Beach

Saturday, August 13th, after the Galleria Run/Walk

After Saturday Run/Walk, bring a bathing suit and a towel for a dip and a lite breakfast. Club will provide Bagels and cream cheese, yogurt and beverages. Feel free to bring additional items to share if you like.

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