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.
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
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UNITY Run/Hike for Pride Month
Please plan to join us on Sunday, June 4 for the monthly crossover event sponsored by Tortoise and Hare Sports to celebrate the start of PRIDE MONTH.
In honor of Pride Month, take a look at the name breakdown below and wear the color corresponding to the letter of your FIRST NAME. We are aiming to get a great photo op with everyone wearing the colors of the rainbow.
WHERE: Trail 100 - North Mountain Visitor Center
For directions open Google Map here
WHEN: Circle-up @ 6:30 a.m.
WHAT: Monthly Unity Run with sister affiliation running groups (Black Men Run, Black Girls Run, Native Women Run, Latinas Run, Latinos Run)
This will be an easy out-and-back route, as the trail is a point-to-point.
Colors assigned by your first name:
As with all Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix events, this event is WALKER/HIKER FRIENDLY. Bring your water bottle, sunscreen, and hat! Yes, we'll find a brunch spot following the walk/hike/run.
We really hope you will join us for this fun hike/trail run!! Have questions? Don't hesitate to email back and ask. We may be able to organize some carpools, if folks are interested.
We are Going Waste-Free!
In order to reduce our waste we are going waste free and will no longer provide paper or plastic cups at our water station. Water will continue to be provided during the summer runs/walks, but please bring your own cups or water bottles to fill up.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Aunt Rita's AIDS Walk Arizona 2023
Team Frontrunners & Frontwalkers Phoenix!
For a second year the Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix put together a team to raise funds and awareness for the Aunt Rita’s AIDS Walk and 5k Run!
Our initial team goal of $2500 was surpassed with a final total of $4175. FRFWPHX ended being the third highest fundraising group not including Aunt Rita's Foundation itself.
A very special shout out goes to our member "Shaggy", Scott Greenberg, who raised the lion-share of our funds. He was the third highest individual fundraiser for the whole event for a second year in a row!