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

My name is Sergey

New Race Coordinator

Hello, fellow Runners & Walkers of Fort Lauderdale and our friends!

My name is Sergey and I'm a new Board Member in the Race Coordinator position. I want to introduce myself. Some facts about me:

I started running in the Spring of 2016 and since then, I can't imagine not running. In 2019 I had my personal best on all distances: 2:56 for Marathon, 1:22 for Half Marathon and 0:37 for 10k. I'm originally from Siberia, moved to Florida at the end of 2019.

My next major goals: run a half marathon under 1:20, participate in the TCS New York City Marathon and perform my first Triathlon.


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

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