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.

General Elections & General Meeting

It is that time of year that Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix needs to hold General Elections for board members and a General Meeting for all members. We have a timeline outlined below. Mark your calendars.

March 20-April 3: We will be accepting nominations for all board positions. Feel free to nominate someone or throw your hat into the ring for any board position.

April 7-21: Voting ballots with nominees will be available for every member to vote.

April 24: General Meeting. Among other topics, the results of the General Election will be announced. The time and the format (conference call, conference video, etc.) of the meeting is yet to be determined.


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.


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

COVID-19 update: At this time we are having our regular weekly Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Runs & Walks. We are mandating that everyone wear a mask at the circle-up and maintain social distancing. However, your mask may be removed during the run or walk. We also recommend that if you decide to go out to eat afterward, please limit group sizes to eight or less.

Important note: If you feel ill, have a cough or fever or have been in proximity to person(s) with these symptoms, do not attend the runs/walks. We ask that if you become unwell or show signs of COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending a run/walk, please contact us so we may alert those who were in attendance.

Run. Walk.

Current Schedule    See our Run/Walk page for details

Saturdays 8am @ Papago Park/Phoenix Zoo (Winter 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.


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