Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

COVID-19 Update (8/2/2021) Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday Meetups have resumed...

In light of the increasing COVID-19 positivity rate in South Florida driven largely by the Delta variant, and in line with recent CDC advice the FWRFL Board of Directors urges the following:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 please speak with your physician or visit vaccines.gov to find the nearest provider. Then follow through with your immunization.

  • If you are not fully vaccinated please consider delaying your return to FRWFL activities until you are immunized for the sake of our members and attendees.

  • If you feel unwell or think you might have been exposed to COVID-19 please do not attend. Testing is widely available visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/

  • We urge those who attend our activities to again be mindful of the social distancing conventions which of late we have relaxed. Consider fist bumps rather than hugs. Although masks are not currently required at our outdoor meet-ups, no one should feel hesitant to wear one should they see fit to do so.

  • Until further notice we will only schedule restaurants for our post-run/walk dining that offer outdoor seating. We advise members that opt to dine together to consider their health factors and only choose outdoor seating.

  • 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.


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 in the open parking lot behind Bank Of America, 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? Jump to our Social Page

When: Saturday, June 18th

Where: 301 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Time: 2PM - 9PM (Line up for Parade at 5PM and Parade at 7PM)

Parking: Across the Street at Wilton Manors Elementary School (also consider carpooling)

We are happy to invite you all to our Pride Parade Pool Party. We will be decorating two cars as we are part of the PARADE so come and march with us!!! Bring your Speedo/Towel. Be prepared to walk in the parade with your Front Runners & Walkers Shirt. There will snack, food and soft drinks provided by the club. Feel free to bring your own adult beverage as well!.


After Party: For those who'd like to continue the Party after the parade we will convene at LIT Bar which is at the end of the parade route.

~Sal & John, Your FRWFL Social Coordinators


Your Help Needed!

Parade Handout Assembly

Thursday, June 16th, 6PM

2426 NE 6th Ave

Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

Dinner provided by the club.

Once again we will be handing out Smarties Candy and and Invitation to parade viewers when we march for Stonewall, Help us assemble (staple) the candies to the invitation. Please email Eric to RSVP.



Check out our Re-Vamped Shopping Page

See it at frwfl.org/shop

Here you can buy an additional running shirt from our past stock. There is also a link to our Cafe Press shop that does printing on demand for many products with our FRWFL logo.


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