Welcome to the San Francisco FrontRunners website!
We are the first running club in the nation to promote the sports of running, walking, and related athletic activities for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community and our supporters. Our club, founded in 1973, has spawned a worldwide network of clubs in the form of the International FrontRunners.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about SF FrontRunners. The best way to see what we're all about is to come to an event or regular run/walk and see first-hand what our club can be for you and others.
FrontRunners is a fun and welcoming place to meet people who share your passion for running and walking. We are a gathering place for adults of all ages, sizes, genders, ethnicities, and speeds. We have regular, organized runs/walks three times a week. The Saturday morning runs/walks in Golden Gate Park typically attract upwards of 100 participants. Our Tuesday evening runs/walks at the Ferry Building draw between 15 and 30 people. Finally, our Sunday Long Run has a group of 5 to 15 runners.
Unlike other sports clubs (swimming, rugby, soccer) with highly structured training and competition schedules, FrontRunners is much more flexible and consistent. Many of us take part in organized races, but there is no obligation to do so. Running and walking is only one facet of our club. We organized a variety of social events every month, including movie nights, theater outings, picnics, bar nights, and many other events. We also participate in a variety of volunteering activities throughout the year. Finally, we carry on long-standing traditions including our New Year's Golden Gate Bridge Run and Pancake Breakfast, our End of the Year Banquet, and our SF FrontRunners Pride Run, which raises money for a charity each year.
We do joint events with other sports and professional groups to stretch your membership benefits even further. We are always looking to secure discounts at more local businesses that will save you more than the cost of your annual dues. So stay supportive! Renew or sign up for membership now on our home page.
Our 2013 Board has some members who served on the 2012 Board under our previous President, Brent Sverdloff. This year’s team comprises Brian Ray (President), Ward Han (Vice President), Rick Aguilar (Treasurer), and Jason Angel (Secretary). You’ll find our email addresses on the Board page of this website in addition to bios on each of us. Contact us with your comments, solutions, and interest in participation.
Our club shines brightest when our members play a vital role in staying active in planning, volunteering, and participation. Members can lend a hand by helping organize an event, staffing a water station at a race, or hosting an activity at your home.
Join us for an amazing year and see how fulfilling, comforting, and exciting our club can be for each and every FrontRunner!
San Francisco FrontRunners