Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

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.



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 behind the Bank of America, west end of the mall, Fort Lauderdale

Sunday at 5:00 PM

3, 4 or 6 mile Run or Walk

Pride Center, Wilton Manors

What's Coming Up

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December 3rd Holiday Soiree

The Theme for this Year is....................

Blue & Purple Soiree!!!

Bee creative, wear something Blue or Purple, bring a Purple Hat or a Blue BOA, whatever you feel like....

Our Holiday Soiree is almost here, get your early tickets below, we are working in the Catering and some other things, we will keep you posted.


Island City Park Preserve

823 NE 28th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33334

The price is $25 for Members and $35 for Non-Members and features delicious catering and complementary wine, beer and soft drinks. Prices increase by $5 on Nov. 25th. The menu and more event details will be announced soon!

purchase your tickets

Volunteers Needed



Pride of the Americas presented by Pride Fort Lauderdale (PFL) will take place February 11 & 12, 2023.

Although the specifics are not yet confirmed, PFL has agreed for FRWFL to hold a Pride Run just prior to the parade on Sunday, February 12th. We will need a lot of support in terms of volunteers to pull off this event. If you have experience in fund raising, volunteer coordination or just have some time to space please email Eric Runyan, club President.styles

Race Incentive Fundraiser

Bona Italian Restaurant

Wilton Drive

Monday, November 21st, 4-9PM

Join us for this event to support the FRWFL Race Incentive Fund (*See below if you are a member and haven't yet applied for a Race Incentive). The club will receive 10% of the receipts of everyone who dines in the restaurant tonight. There is no flyer to present to your waiter. So be sure to tell your friends and family to dine there anytime on Nov. 21st, AND SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Make sure also to purchase a RAFFLE TICKET at the restaurant for a chance at a great gift basket.

Flanigan's Rib Run 10K and Water Stop

Sunday, November 20th, 7AM at Miramar Regional Park

Or 5AM at the Pride Center Wilton Manors to Car Pool

Many of our members will be participating in the this 10K run which is one of our designated FRWFL Club Races - This means race scholarships and a discount code are available for FRWFL members on our members-only site . We have also volunteered to help with the water stop for the race. There will be free beer and ribs for all racers and volunteers. Please let us know here if you will be volunteering or racing. If you plan to run, register for the race here.

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