What we're about

FRONTRUNNERS TORONTO is a social running club for LGBTQ+ runners and friends run by member-volunteers. We love meeting new people - new to Canada, new to Toronto, or new to us!

We run regularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Church-Wellesley Village through the Ravines and back. We also just started Monday Runs over summer along the Waterfront and Wednesday Runs for women, trans-, and non-binary people from Christie Pits Park.

FRONTRUNNERS TORONTO training schedules:

Monday Runs:
Meet and greet at 18:00, start run at 18:15
Meet at Rees Street Park, Toronto. Fun run at your own pace and distance to the west along Martin Goodman trail on the Waterfront and back to relax and socialise at Rees Street Park.

Tuesdays Runs:
Meet and greet at 18:00, start run at 18:15
Meet at Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street, Toronto (or inside the 519 centre depending on weather). Fun run choices of 5km, 7-10km or more.

Women Wednesday Runs:
Meet and greet at 18:00, start run at 18:15
Meet just out of Christie station, Toronto. Fun run 5km from Christie Pits Park to Trinity Bellwoods Park and back to relax and socialise at Christie Pits Park.

Thursdays Runs:
Meet and greet at 18:00, start run at 18:15
Meet at Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street, Toronto (or inside the 519 centre depending on weather). Fun run choices of 5km, 7-10km or more and socialise at O'Grady's Bar.

Saturday Runs:
Meet and greet at 09:00, start run at 09:15
Meet at Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street, Toronto (or inside the 519 centre depending on weather). Fun run choices of 5km, 7-10km or more, followed by a social hour at Fabarnak Cafe at the 519 centre. Saturday morning runs are our most attended and most social runs, recommended for new runners.

Don't worry about being fit or unfit to join us.
Get a bit more fit by running along with us and have fun.
There are members who run slowly at the back and will not leave you behind.
Runners of all abilities and fitness levels, gender, sexualities, age, and nationalities are welcome.

We also have more social events including regular potlucks, pride parades, fun team races, festivities celebrations, and AGM party for members. We are also affiliated with International Front Runners, with various sister-chapters around the world. After three runs with us, we invite you to become a member of Frontrunners Toronto. So, come run and meet us! :)

Like us at https://www.facebook.com/FrontrunnersToronto/
Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/FrontrunnersToronto/

Join the club after a few runs at https://squareup.com/store/frontrunners-toronto

Upcoming events (5+)

Thursday Evening Run & Drinks at The Village!

519 Church St

Thursday evening runs are our quite popular runs. We usually have around 15-20 runners or more during warmer season. Most of our regular members do not bother RSVP-ing. You can just show up without RSVP and join our run, but do message us for your first run with us, so we can let the run leader know. Meet and greet on Thursday at 6pm to start run at 6:15pm inside or just outside of The 519 Community Centre on Church Street. Location is 5-mins walk from Wellesley Station. Car parking locations nearby. Bag drop is not available on Thursdays so come dressed ready to run. Some of us run 5km, and some 7-10km or more. From the 519 through Rosedale, the Ravines, and back to the 519. After the run, we hang out over drinks and bites at O’Grady’s patio on Church Street. Runners of all abilities and fitness levels, genders (Yes! Women welcome! Cisgender, Transgender, Non-binary), sexualities (queer-centered, but straight-friendly), ages, and nationalities are welcome. Come join us and feel free to bring friends you'd like to run with.

Saturday Morning Run & Coffee at The Village!

519 Church St

Saturday morning runs are our most attended and most social runs. We usually have around 30-40 runners and more during warmer season. Most of our regular members do not use MeetUp app, so you can expect to meet a lot more people than those who RSVPd here. Meet and greet on Saturdays at 9am to start run at 9:15am inside or just outside of The 519 Community Centre on Church Street. Bag drop available at the centre. Car parking locations nearby. Most of us run in group for 5km, and some 7-10km or more. Some members run slowly and will not leave you behind. From the 519 through Rosedale, the Ravines, and back to the 519. After the run, we have coffee and socialise at the cafe section (Fabarnak) of 519 Community Centre. It's a great way to make new friends and get fit at the same time. Runners of all abilities and fitness levels, genders (Yes! Women welcome! Cisgender, Transgender, Non-binary), sexualities (queer-centered, but straight-friendly), ages, and nationalities are welcome. Come join us and feel free to bring friends you'd like to run with.

Tuesday Evening Run from The Village!

519 Church St

Tuesday evening runs are our smaller attended runs. We usually have around 5-10 runners or more during warmer season. Most of our regular members do not bother RSVP-ing. You can just show up without RSVP and join our run, but do message us for your first run with us, so we can let the run leader know. Meet and greet on Tuesday at 6pm to start run at 6:15pm inside or just outside of The 519 Community Centre on Church Street. Location is 5-mins walk from Wellesley Station. Car parking locations nearby. Bag drop is not available on Thursdays so come dressed ready to run. Some of us run 5km, and some 7-10km or more. From the 519 through Rosedale, the Ravines, and back to the 519. After the run, we may socialise around the village depending on members. However there are usually less people than our popular Saturday runs. Runners of all abilities and fitness levels, genders (Yes! Women welcome! Cisgender, Transgender, Non-binary), sexualities (queer-centered, but straight-friendly), ages, and nationalities are welcome. Come join us and feel free to bring friends you'd like to run with.

Thursday Evening Run & Drinks at The Village!

519 Church St

Thursday evening runs are our quite popular runs. We usually have around 15-20 runners or more during warmer season. Most of our regular members do not bother RSVP-ing. You can just show up without RSVP and join our run, but do message us for your first run with us, so we can let the run leader know. Meet and greet on Thursday at 6pm to start run at 6:15pm inside or just outside of The 519 Community Centre on Church Street. Location is 5-mins walk from Wellesley Station. Car parking locations nearby. Bag drop is not available on Thursdays so come dressed ready to run. Some of us run 5km, and some 7-10km or more. From the 519 through Rosedale, the Ravines, and back to the 519. After the run, we hang out over drinks and bites at O’Grady’s patio on Church Street. Runners of all abilities and fitness levels, genders (Yes! Women welcome! Cisgender, Transgender, Non-binary), sexualities (queer-centered, but straight-friendly), ages, and nationalities are welcome. Come join us and feel free to bring friends you'd like to run with.

Past events (75)

Tuesday Evening Run from The Village!

519 Church St

Photos (132)