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? Jump to our Social Page

Keep an eye out for the voting to begin for the OutSFL (formerly SFGN) "Your Choice Awards." Help us to repeat our #1 ranking as BEST SPORTS CLUB & BEST SPORTS LEAGUE from 2022.

Save the date...Race Season Kick-Off/Member's Meeting & Pool Party

Sunday, October 1st

2209 NW 3 AV

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

This our annual meeting to highlight the Club's plans for 2023-24 the Race Season and solicit member feedback. Members Only Event.

Saturday, September 9th, 9:45AM

Rapid's Water Park Social

Saturday, September 9th, 9:45AM at the Pride Center for Carpooling or 11AM at 

Rapids Water Park

6566 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33407


The price will be around $40 per person.

Because the admission prices will most likely fall at the beginning of September, when you complete the form below, will will send an email with our discount code and the the purchase link AFTER MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH. 

If you'd like to stick around West Palm after the Water Park...

The Night Runners WPB

Pool & Lounge Social

Training Club Workout

Formerly Supplemental Training

By our Race Coordinators Guillermo & Ivan

Bridge/Hill Workout

Runner's Depot 

Thursday, Sept 14th, 6:10PM

 Join us in September as we tackle the 17th Street Bridge. Runners Depot is a FRWFL sponsor and they will tell us what's new with the store.  Then we will join Runner's Depot Run Club on their weekly Thursday run.  You can choose to climb the 17th Street bridge a few times, or just over and back and head towards the beach. Following the run, we will have dinner at a spot next door to Runner's Depot. 

Don't miss out!

The committee for the FRWFL 5k Race tentatively in conjunction with Pride Fort Lauderdale in February of 2024 needs volunteers. Here are some of the positions for which we need volunteers, please go to Love wins tab for more information

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Preferred Dining

Brooklyn Water Bagel

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