Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

COVID-19 Update: All Meetups Resume with Changes...

Members and Friends,

COVID-19 Update (12/4/20) Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday Meetups have resumed.

In light of the changes by State and Local Authorities to Community COVID-19 Precautions, the FRWFL Board has decided to resume our 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.

*Be Advised the drinking fountains at Holiday Park are turned off.

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

PUBLIX A1A 5K and Marathon

Congratulation to Paul Clifford for his 11th Marathon. What a wonderful achievement.

Also, congratulations to Eric Edison and Luke Marsh for a strong finishing 5K

Special congratulations to our dear friend and one of our club sponsors, Catherine Cerniglia, who just completed her first 5k ever. Great job Cathy, keep on the pace we are looking forward to having you on one of our group runs.

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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

Galleria Mall

Meet in the open parking lot behind Powerhouse Gym, Fort Lauderdale

What's Coming Up

Annual Banquet 2021

Saturday, May 8th, 6PM

2150 Lazy Lane, Lazy Lake FL.

Join us for this outdoor evening including a reception with Hors d'oeuvres, complementary wine and beer and featuring an Italian buffet by Cucina Caruso. COVID-19 precautions will be observed. $25/Members, $30/Non-Members. Smart attire preferred. Parking: Moss Construction, 2101 N Andrews Ave, Wilton Manors.

RSVP Here by May 1, 2021

Awards for Banquet - Serious & Funny

This year we will be presenting both serious and humorous awards. We ask that you nominate members for these categories. Visit this page to nominate.

2021 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival


Hello, and thank you for visiting our Florida AIDS Walk team webpage! We’ve decided to come together to make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On Saturday, April 24, we will participate in a 5K fundraising walk. Join us for an amazing day!

While HIV and AIDS have fallen out of the spotlight in recent years, the epidemic is far from over. An estimated 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV, and 15% of them don’t know it. Will you help me make a difference in this fight by joining our fundraising team?

Your participation makes a direct impact in the fight against HIV and AIDS, right here in Florida. Florida AIDS Walk works to bring attention to this pressing issue, educate and inspire our community to work together, and end the epidemic once and for all.

Please join our team! Together, we are making a difference!. Join Team

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Connect With Us

Rainbow 5K

May 2

Support our Couch to 5K participants and run a 5K in Wilton Manors. In-Person and Virtual Race options.

More information about the race HERE