Papago Park Phoenix Arizona

Frontrunners and Frontwalkers


Run. Walk. Be Proud.
Welcome to Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix!

We are a running and walking club for the LGBT+ community and allies having an interest in health and well-being through staying active and coming together with social events.

News. Events.


Click here to see past and current Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix newsletters.

Summer Run Location, Extra Start Times, Brunch Schedule

Starting Saturday, April 3 FRFWPHX will be relocating our Saturday morning runs to the Central Avenue Murphy Bridle Path.

Starting in May, we will having two start times on Saturdays to help with the rising summer temperatures. Group circle-up and brunch times will remain the same:

7am  -First start

8am  -Circle-up, announcements, stretches

8:15-ish -Second start

9:30  -Brunch

Also in May, Saturday brunch locations will be selected for the month. Check the schedule/calendar for the selected restaurant. Note that selected restaurants are subject to change without notice -please contact members on the day to confirm location.


Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix now has our own club on STRAVA!


If you are unfamiliar with Strava, it is a social networking mobile and desktop app that tracks your route data and compares your ventures with friends and fellow athletes. Any GPS device such as smartphones, smartwatches and sports watches can be used to track your runs or walks and can be manually or automatically uploaded to STRAVA. It is a great way to not only follow friends and club members, but it is also a great way to discover new routes and to encourage others in their efforts.

To get started, download the mobile app and create a personal account. Once complete go to clubs and search for "Frontrunners Frontwalkers Phoenix" and then join.

Tortoise & Hare Sunday RUNday


For those looking for more socializing or perhaps adding a few extra miles to their weekly runs, we have been invited to join local business Tortoise & Hare Sports on their Sunday RUNday. They meet every Sunday at 6am at Tortoise & Hare Sports for 3+ mile run. Their address is 17570 N 75th Ave Glendale, AZ. All abilities are welcome from, you guessed it, tortoise to hare.

Run. Walk.

Current Schedule    See our Run/Walk page for details

Saturdays 8am @ Murphy Bridle Path/Central Ave (Summer Schedule)

Tuesdays 6pm @ Dreamy Draw Park

Thursdays 6pm @ Tempe Town Lake


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.