Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale's Premier LGBTQ Running and Walking Club

Who We Are

Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale, is not only an LGBTQA friendly running and walking group, it also has a social component that provides a supportive environment for its membership.  The group offers activities designed for runners and walkers of all abilities. Although the group primarily has a LGBTQ membership we welcome people from all walks of life and see diversity as a strength. The club seeks to build bridges of belonging across south Florida's running & walking communities.

Member's Spotlight

Christie Henderson

In addition to being the subject of our MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, we are stoked to have Christie joining our Board of Directors as our Triathlon Coordinator. 

More about Christie in her own words:

My life has always been on a path of discovery. As time goes in the more enlightened I become with the world around me and understand what is about life to be Rich! Rich in living life, not money rich. 

Born and raised in New Zealand at 28, I migrated to Australia for 5 years then immigrated to America in 2001. Since then I’ve traveled the world with my career as a Marine Engineer.

From an early age I was always into all her story here.



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

FRWFL in the News!

They’re here. They’re queer. And they want to see you off the couch and into a better and healthier lifestyle.

The Front Runners & Walkers of Fort Lauderdale is bringing back its Couch to 5K program starting 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Holiday Park.

The program is free and open to the community. But what’s the catch? Nothing.....

Youth Race Grants

In order to promote the sport of running, racing and general health among LGBTQ Young Adults (18-22) who are residents of Broward County Florida, Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale is offering a limited number of Race Grants worth up to $50 to pay whole or in part for races in Broward CountyJump to our Race Grants page to apply.

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

Looking for this month's social? Want Tickets to our Annual Banquet?

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Global Running Day 2023

Virtual 5k & Tailgate Picnic

Wednesday, June 7th at 7PM

Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale

To celebrate this international day of running rather than our regular dining option we will offer a free potluck dinner in the park immediately after the our run/walk. Tell us what picnic style food item you can bring. You may want to see what others are bringing first

Be a part of running celebration by joining the New York Road Runners Free Virtual 5K and completing it before the tailgate party! Join here

Stonewall Pride Pool Party & Parade

Saturday, June 17th

301 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors, FL 33305

2PM - 9PM (Line up for Parade at 5PM and Parade at 7PM)

Parking: Across the Street at Wilton Manors Elementary School (also consider carpooling)

Stonewall 2023 is happening!

We will be celebrating with our annual pool party and car decorating fest prior to the parade. Wear your sexy bathing suit but be sure to bring your members shirt for the parade. There will be food and soft drinks provided. Feel free to BYOB if you like.

After Party: For those who'd like to continue the Party after the parade we will convene at LIT Bar which is at the end of the parade route.

~Sal & John, Your FRWFL Social Coordinators

Your Help Needed!

Parade Handout Assembly

Thursday, June 8th, 6PM

Dinner provided by the club. 

Once again we will be handing out Smarties Candy and and Invitation to parade viewers when we march for Stonewall, Help us assemble (staple) the candies to the invitation. Please volunteer here.

Training Club Workout

Formerly Supplemental Training

By our Race Coordinators Guillermo & Ivan

Pompano Beach Run/Walk

Thursday, June 15th, 6:30PM

Jamaica House Condominium

305 N Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, USA

For the June Training Club Meetup we will explore the area close the the Pier in Pompano Beach first with a run and possible dusk swim. Dinner at one of the many new casual establishments in the area is also possible. 

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Preferred Dining

Brooklyn Water Bagel

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