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 and Best Sport League- FRWFL

Thanks to all our members and friends that voted for us.

In an upset this year Frontrunners sped past its competition to take the top spot for Best Sports Team and Best Sports League.

Front Runners is a running and walking group offering a supportive environment for members, welcoming LGBT people from all areas of life.

Frontrunners beat out the gay softball league, who won Best League for the last seven years. Last year Frontrunners tied for first place for Best Sports Team but this year they stood at the podium all alone.

“We are a team built on individual accomplishments, but we truly encourage each other and celebrate each other's efforts and victories,” Eric Runyan, the organization’s president, said last year. “We are a family that encourages excellence but prizes progress.”

Runner-up for Best Sports League: SFAAA

Runner-up for Best Sports Team: The Pub Riptide

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

Looking for this month's social? Jump to our Social Page

Miami Marathon/Half & 5K

January 28 & 29, 2023

I believe the Marathon is sold out. But if you are interested check availability for the 5K

A1A Marathon, Half & 5K

February 18 & 19, 2023

This is a big weekend for the club as many run this popular race and we support the runners by sponsoring a Water-Stop for which you can volunteer here. We will also have a booth at the Health & Fitness Expo (race packet pickup) on Friday, 2/17 and Sat, 2/18 for which we need help so please volunteer. We will also announce soon our plans for our annual A1A Marathon Card Loading Dinner.

Want to run the race? register here. Don't forget to see our members-only area for our discount code. Already registered? Did you apply for your Race Incentive Grant? Members please see our members-only area to apply.


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

FRWFL will take part in this celebration both by our presence in the parade and our booth in the festival marketplace. Help staff the booth. We look forward to meeting visitors from all over North, Central and South America,

Note: Due to difficulties with the event we will not be producing the Gay1A 5K as planned and will instead focus on getting an early start for 2024. If you'd like to help out with our planning please email Eric.

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