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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!

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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.


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.



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.


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 

Recent News & Upcoming Events

Also check out out Calendar for current & upcoming events

Summer Saturday run location coming soon
On April 1, FRFWPHX will be changing to our summer Saturday running location on the Murphy Bridal Path on Central Avenue in Phoenix. Click here for more info, times and directions.
Aunt Rita's AIDS Walk Arizona 2023
Join Team Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix!

For a second year the Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix has put together a team for the Aunt Rita’s AIDS Walk and 5k Run!

The event takes place Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 AM at the Tempe Beach Park

Last year we were the largest fundraising team besides the Aunt Rita Foundation itself. Let’s make it happen again this year!

In our efforts to encourage as much participation as possible; FRFW Phoenix will be donating an extra $25 per person who registers, up to $500! (Cost of registration covered by the individual.) Entrants will also receive a t-shirt and swag bag from local vendors.

Click here to sign up.

When prompted, choose to join a team and look for Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix. Sign up soon and let's make an impact!

Aunt Rita's Aids Walk/Run "Brand New Day" 5K walk & run,  -March 25, Tempe AZ       Click here for info
Rainbow Fest, Phoenix -April 1-2, PhoenixAZ       Click here for info
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