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.

Be advised that the entrance to Holiday Park recreation (and our meetup) has moved to NE 7th Street off N. Federal Hwy due to the COVID-19 vaccinations site.

See our Run/Walk Page for more details.

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 5:00 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

Dining Fundraiser at Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza

(Outdoor Dining or Take-out)

Wednesday, January 20th - All Day

Join us after the run/walk on 1/20/21 for an outdoor dining fundraiser. Anthony's donates 20% of your check to the club including beverages. If you opt to carry-out just mention Front Runners when you place your order. RSVP and see more details here.

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