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Welcome!

Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix is a running and walking club for the LGBTQ+ community and allies having an interest in health and well-being through staying active and coming together with social events. We are a local chapter of International Front Runners, an informal network of LGBTQ+ running groups around the world. Membership is open to everyone without regard to ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Join us for our weekly runs and walks!

Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix has a long and exciting history. We started our club in the Phoenix Metropolitan area in 1999 with three runners who came together to run once every two weeks. Since then, we have grown substantially and currently have three running and walking activities every week. 

Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization run by a Board of Directors elected by our Members. We are a member of International Front Runners, a consortium of over one-hundred Frontrunner chapters worldwide. Being an IFR member greatly expands our visibility and gives members access to a global network of gay-identified running organizations. We are also a member of Road Runners Club of America who issues our insurance and provides us with governing and running resources.

Running

Join us for our weekly run on Tuesdays, Thursdays evenings and on Saturday mornings for runs between 3-6 miles. We welcome people of all running abilities. Visit our Run Walk page to learn more.

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Walking

Walkers of all ages and abilities meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays evenings and on Saturday mornings for walks between 2-3 miles. Visit our Run Walk page to learn more.

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Membership

There is no cost to join us for our running and walking activities. If do you plan on joining us on our weekly runs & walks on a regular basis, please fill out the  Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix Membership Form & Participation Waiver here.

We do welcome and appreciate individual donations in any amount. Supporting our club helps us with the purchasing of water for Saturdays, subsidizing club events, volunteering and the upkeep of newsletter and website requirements. Your contribution matters.

Click here to make a donation to Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix.

Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All contributions are tax deductible.

Recent News & Upcoming Events

Also check out out Calendar for current & upcoming events

Congratulations and welcome the newly elected Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Board Members

Greg Harvey -President

Jill Furlong  - Vice President

Andrew Muskatevc - Treasurer 

Nathan Joseph - Secretary

 

FRFWPHX wishes you all the best for a successful term.

Mark your calendars! Our annual General Membership Meeting will be held on February 24. This meeting will be held via Zoom, with the time to be determined soon.

We will talk about the state of the club, the annual budget, and the announcement of the Board Members from the special election.

February Clothing Donation Drive
*extended to the second week of March 

This February we are having a clothing drive to benefit the Southwest Center of Phoenix. We are looking for people to donate their gently used clothing from hats to shoes and everything in between (no underwear please).

 

Our very own member, Nick Conway,  who volunteers at Southwest Center has indicated the need for clothing at the I Have a Dream Boutique, Southwest Center’s free clothing shop for all those who identify as part of the transgender and gender expansive community.

 

The Southwest Center is a non-profit comprehensive health and wellness clinic. They provide affirming and inclusive services to promote well-being and advance health equity for diverse communities and all those seeking compassionate care - especially people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ and Queer individuals, and those affected by HIV.

 

We will be taking clothing donations at every scheduled run through the month of February.  If easier, please coordinate through a board member for pick up.

We are Waste-Free!
In order to reduce our waste we are going waste free and will no longer provide disposable paper or plastic cups at our water station. Water will continue to be provided during the runs/walks, but please bring your own cups or water bottles to fill up.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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