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.

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


New! FRWFL Race Scholarship Trial

The Board of Directors has decided to run a trial Race Scholarship Program for the remainder of 2021. The fund will be replenished by fundraising, primarily by restaurants that offer a percentage of their receipts back to FRWFL on a designated evening. So please support our first Scholarship Fundraising Dinner on July 21st below.

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 a scholarship.

  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. Member’s should visit our Members-Only Site, complete the Scholarship Application and be asked to confirm that financial assistance would enable their participation.

  5. It is suggested that members apply for scholarship 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Currently the Scholarship Committee is composed of the Vice-President, Treasurer & Triathlon Coordinator. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.

**Although not a requirement, it is strongly encouraged that scholarship 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


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 6:00 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

Race Scholarship Fundraiser

California Pizza Kitchen

Wednesday, July 21st after the Run/Walk

You can participate in this fundraiser by dine-in, take-out. To place your order visit California Pizza Kitchen's online order website. Use the promo code of "BACK20%" and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale. PLEASE RSVP HERE and SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA



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