Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

Who We Are

Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale, is not only an LGBTQA friendly running and walking group, it also has a social component that provides a supportive environment for its membership.  The group offers activities designed for runners and walkers of all abilities. Although the group primarily has a LGBTQ membership we welcome people from all walks of life and see diversity as a strength. The club seeks to build bridges of belonging across south Florida's running & walking communities.

Member's Spotlight

Christie Henderson

In addition to being the subject of our MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, we are stoked to have Christie joining our Board of Directors as our Triathlon Coordinator. 

More about Christie in her own words:

My life has always been on a path of discovery. As time goes in the more enlightened I become with the world around me and understand what is about life to be Rich! Rich in living life, not money rich. 

Born and raised in New Zealand at 28, I migrated to Australia for 5 years then immigrated to America in 2001. Since then I’ve traveled the world with my career as a Marine Engineer.

From an early age I was always into all her story here.



Best Sport Team  and Best Sport League- FRWFL

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

In an upset this year Frontrunners sped past its competition to take the top spot for Best Sports Team and Best Sports League.

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

Frontrunners beat out the gay softball league, who won Best League for the last seven years. Last year Frontrunners tied for first place for Best Sports Team but this year they stood at the podium all alone.

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

Runner-up for Best Sports League: SFAAA

Runner-up for Best Sports Team: The Pub Riptide

FRWFL in the News!

They’re here. They’re queer. And they want to see you off the couch and into a better and healthier lifestyle.

The Front Runners & Walkers of Fort Lauderdale is bringing back its Couch to 5K program starting 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Holiday Park.

The program is free and open to the community. But what’s the catch? Nothing.....

Youth Race Grants

In order to promote the sport of running, racing and general health among LGBTQ Young Adults (18-22) who are residents of Broward County Florida, Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale is offering a limited number of Race Grants worth up to $50 to pay whole or in part for races in Broward CountyJump to our Race Grants page to apply.

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

Looking for this month's social? Want Tickets to our Annual Banquet?

Jump to our Social Page

Night Runners WPB

Pride 5K

Friday Night June 2nd 8PM or Carpooling from the Pride Center at 6PM

Waterfront Landing, West Palm Beach

Our fellow FRs club will hold their annual Pride Run and we will take part as a group. See our Members-Only Site for the discount code before you Register. This is a designated Club Race and as such members are eligible for a 50% Race Grant (rebate) on your registration fee. See our Race Grants Page to apply.

FRWFL Island City Canoe 

Race Team

Saturday, May 20th 10am-Noon.

Join the FRWFL team. We will compete in a 7 mile relay race around the City of Wilton Manors and exchange at points throughout the Island City and Middle River. Canoes, life-jackets and paddles will be provided. Join as Wilton Manor's celebrates it's Anniversary. There is also a free BBQ after for all participants.

Be among the 10 allotted members. Register & Pay $20 Here.

Hill Training for Runner & Walkers

Thursday, May 11, 2023 @ 6:15pm

Fort Lauderdale Airport Greenbelt

Enter at NW 10 St and Griffin Road in Dania Beach

Join us as we head for the hills!  Greenbelt Park provides a great training location for natural hill work (well, as much as South Florida can provide).  Enjoy the ups and downs and great views of the FLL airport runways for takeoff and landings.  Bring a shirt to change into for dinner following the workout at Lime Mexican Grill in Dania Pointe - 31 S Pointe Dr, Dania Beach, FL 33004

Heat Stroke & Exhaustion Clinic

Danial Oatmeyer, Battalion Chief- Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue

Wednesday, May 17th just before the Run/Walk

Given that we face a hot summer of workouts ahead, we've invited Chief Oatmeyer to return to offer a brief educational clinic on the symptoms and first aid for heat illness.

Drag Bingo Fundraiser for FRWFL Race Grants Programs

Scandals Bar

Tuesday May 23rd, 7:45PM

Be there on time or before as Bingo Begins at 8:00pm

This event supports our two Race Grant Programs described below. 

Bring Cash lol, is always helpful.

Looking forward to see there to have some fun and support a great cause.

Please RSVP Here

New Board Members:


Dining Coordinator: Everett Gentry

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Preferred Dining

Brooklyn Water Bagel

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