Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday and Saturday Meet-ups Resume with Changes...

Members and Friends,

In light of the changes by State and Local Authorities to Community COVID-19 Precautions, the FRWFL Board has decided to resume our Wed Night and Sat Morning Runs/Walks with these important caveats:

*We respect everyone's decision to look after the health of themselves and their loved ones. If you choose not to attend we will miss you but respect your choice.

*While awaiting the workout (while we circle up) and throughout your workout please maintain the Social Distance Conventions we've all become accustomed to.

*If you feel unwell or think you might have been exposed to COVID-19 please do not attend.

*Due to the early closing time of Holiday Park, until further notice our Wednesday Run/Walk will be at 7:00 PM.

*Saturday at the Pride Center remains at 7:30 AM.

*Sunday will remain on hold.

*Be Advised the drinking fountains and restrooms at Holiday Park are CLOSED. Winn Dixie on Federal is probably the closest restroom option.

*We will not resume dining together at this time.

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

Marcus Woollen

First place in the Triathlon at Jaycee Park, Fort Pierce. Palm Beach, FL.

First place in his Age Group

This last October 4th our very own Marcus Woollen won the first place in his age group, in the Triathlon held at Jaycee Park, Fort Pierce, sponsored by Game On, Race Events.

Rain, ants and a flat tire weren't strong reasons to stop him from making it to the first place.

Here what he told us:

What a wonderful return to live racing. Thought it was pouring rain during the run, and my transition was atop a fire ant nest - it was just so much fun. I also want to thank FRWFL for welcome next and making me feel at home since I arrived in March. Looking forward to toeing the line with you all at the next race!

Bravo Marcus! Congratulations.


Front Runners & Walkers Mark 30th Year with Party

Submitted by Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale

Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale (FRWFL) is celebrating their 30th year in Broward County. To mark the occasion, they are hosting a free community celebration at the Stonewall Museum on Wilton Drive on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM. No RSVP is necessary to come enjoy wine, beer and hot hors d’oeuvres. Club memorabilia as well as video and photos will be displayed.

In 1974 Lavender U was formed in San Francisco to provide a setting for gays and lesbians to participate in track and field events especially running. That same year Patricia Neal Warren published The Front Runner, a groundbreaking novel about gay love in the sports world. In honor of this book Lavender U was renamed The San Francisco Front Runners. A signed, first edition of the book will be on display at the museum. Read the entire article

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

Pride Center, Wilton Manors

Sunday at 6:00 PM

3,4,or 6 mile Run or Walk

Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale

What's Coming Up

Get Ready for the Virtual Pride 5K!

Race Weekend is

Friday, December 4th, Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th

Pick Up Your Shirt and Medal at Fit2Run Palm Beach Gardens:

•Sunday, November 29th (1pm - 3pm)

•Monday, November 30th (5pm - 7pm)

•Tuesday, December 1st (5pm - 7pm)

•Wednesday, December 2nd (5pm - 7pm)

•Thursday, December 3rd (5pm - 7pm)

*Show ID at packet pick up and have photo of ID if picking up for others.

*Packets will be mailed to those who registered from out of state the week of November 30th.

Race Weekend:

1) Set Your Course (3.1 Miles)

2) Wear Your Shirt

3) Record Your Time on the Run/Walk (using any running app)

4) Take a Selfie!

5) Email your photo to to be included in Virtual Pride 5K Weekend Collage

6) Post Your Photo using #NightRunnersWPB to share your run/walk and be included in raffle!

7) Upload Time on RunSignUp for Rankings. Login to your account and click “Submit Virtual Results”

Results and Awards:

*Fit2Run Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Overall Male and Female

*Age Category and Walking 1st Place Winners will receive a Night Runners WPB Face Mask

*All winners will be listed on the site!

Registration still open for friends and family at


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