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

Couch to 5K Graduation

We want to congratulate all those who completed the FRWFL Couch to 5K Training Program. If you are interested in getting started running just email our Race Coordinator, Sergey at

Eric Ginnegar, Front Runner and Friend

Passed Away May 27th

Last Month we lost an important member of our Front Runners community. Eric was one of the early members of the Fort Lauderdale Club and energetic and enthusiastic supporter throughout the years. Eric was a kind and gentle person. He was always of service to the local gay community as well as our club.

Pictured on the far right in a type of silver roller-skate contraption, Eric, didn't shy away from standing out. Many will remember him in recent years attending our meetups with his standing trike. He will be sorely missed.

The full obituary is viewable here.


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

Stonewall Pride Pool Party & Parade

When: Saturday, June 19th

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

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

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

We are happy to invite you all to our Pride Parade Pool Party, as CDC lifted restrictions this parade will be LIFE, full of colors and fun and is the first LIVE Event on the Drive so let's be part of it.... we will be decorating cars as we are part of the PARADE so come and march with us!!! Bring your Speedo/Towel. Be prepared to walk in the parade with your Front Runners & Walkers Shirt. Club will provide Pizza & Soft Drinks. Event is BYOB, bring the drink of your choice.

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

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