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

Guillermo Barreto

Completed his first time Virtual Miami Marathon 2021

First Time Virtual Miami Marathon

To complete marathon distance takes a lot of time and devotion, and it's even more difficult when you do it on your own, without cheering crowd and organized aid stations. Congratulations to our own Guillermo Barreto for completing his virtual Miami Marathon 2021!

We asked him about his experience and this is what he told us:

"I am really happy to have completed my sixth Miami Marathon in a row, albeit this last one virtually. It helps me run to have that looming bullseye of a big in-person race. Unfortunately the virtual nature of the race wreaked havoc with my training but I managed to pull it together. I just did loops around Wilton Manors one Sunday and I was surprised at how well I did, despite the absence of crowds and race support. It’s a great feeling to pull off this accomplishment in a completely different situation to the usual. I can’t wait until we can get back to in-person racing."

Congratulations Guillermo!


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 5:00 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

Do a Virtual Triathlon Together

Sunday, February 21 - Tri to Triumph Triathlon

Our triathlon team will meet together on Fort Lauderdale beach to complete this virtual triathlon together. Sprint, quarter, half and full Ironman distances are offered. The race is $39 and includes a finisher metal. Although all our welcome to participate in the virtual event only members of FRWFL may compete with us in person that day. Not a member?

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