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.

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


Sunday at 6:00 PM

3, 4 or 6 mile Run or Walk

Pride Center, Wilton Manors


What's Coming Up

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Vote for us in South Florida Gay News Best of 2022

Volunteers Needed

FRWFL 5K Run

for PRIDE OF THE AMERICAS

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

Bowling & Pizza Party

Manor Lanes

Sat, Sept 17th @ 5pm

Our bowling socials are an all time favorite. $14 gets you shoe rental and two games of bowling. The club is providing Pizza, Wings and Soft Drinks. Unlike previous events please buy your tickets in advance here. If you don't bowl, feel free to come out for the fellowship. Wear your club shirt to show your FRFL Pride! Bing a friend/potential member.

FRWFL is taking a road trip!

The St. Pete Run Fest (Nov 11-13) is three days of festival fun, including running events, The Rollin’ Oats Wellness Market and Café, post-race food catered by Outback Steakhouse, music, and craft beer from local breweries. With a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon and a great Gay scene there's plenty to do in the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida. Enjoy beautiful views of Tampa Bay.

Stay with us in the FRWFL Members' VRBO House. Race Scholarships and Carpooling options are available. See all the details and sign up here.


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