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Front Runners New York (FRNY) is New York City’s LGBTQ+ running club, and this Meetup group aims to provide special support for lesbian, bisexual, and trans/GNC runners. All levels of running and walking are welcome!

FRNY was founded in 1979 and has grown to over 800 members annually. The club's mission is to provide encouragement and support to LGBTQ+ adults and their supporters who are interested in running and running-related activities.

FRNY holds events nearly every day of the week (see frny.org) involving running, swimming, and cycling, as well as social events throughout the year. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the club's social 'fun runs' that see a higher number of women looking to stay fit and make new friends.
See FRNY's full list of offerings at https://frny.org/run-with-us.

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday Fun Run

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Join FRNY for a social run of 1.7 to 6 miles. The run begins across from the Daniel Webster Statue in Central Park (nearest entrance is at West 72nd St). Bag drop is available at Harvest Kitchen on 72nd St and Columbus Av. If dropping a bag, be sure to arrive at Harvest Kitchen by 6:45pm to leave time to head to Central Park.

All running and walking paces welcome!

6:45pm: Arrive by this time to Harvest Kitchen if you need to drop a bag
6:55pm: The group runs an easy warm up from Harvest Kitchen to Central Par
7pm: Group announcements and introductions across from the Daniel Webster Statue
7:05pm: Run!
8:00-8:15pm: Meet back at the Daniel Webster statue in Central Park to return to Harvest Kitchen and pick up bags

Don't be discouraged by a low RSVP count on Meetup: FRNY has been meeting weekly since 1979 and there will definitely be others at the event. We run rain or shine unless there's lightning.

Beginners' Running Clinic

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New to running? Want to learn? Join us!

Learn proper running form, build endurance, optimize your running nutrition, train for and run the FRNY LGBT Pride Run® in late June. FRNY is proud to have been named the best beginning running program by the Road Runners Club of America.

SIGN UP FOR THE CLINIC HERE →

When: Saturday mornings at 9:30 – 11am, April 16 – June 18
Where: Meet at Rutgers Church (236 West 73rd Street near corner of Broadway) at 9:30 am.

Cost: $60 enrollment fee, includes a free year long membership to FRNY and a FRNY racing singlet.
Post-run social: After each run, we will return to Rutgers Church for a social and brunch of bagels, coffee, and more (free your first time and $5 suggested donation afterward).

Contact us with questions here.

Saturday Fun Run

Needs a location

Join FRNY for a social run of 1.7 to 6 miles. The run begins across from the Daniel Webster Statue in Central Park (nearest entrance is at West 72nd St). Bag drop is available near the statue.

All running and walking paces welcome! After the run, stick around near the statue for bagels and coffee. The run is free and there is a $5 suggested donation for breakfast.

Don't be discouraged by a low RSVP count on Meetup: FRNY has been meeting weekly since 1979 and there will definitely be others at the event. We run rain or shine unless there's lightning.

Brooklyn Fun Run

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On Tuesday nights, we're in Prospect Park at our usual running/walking spot, 3rd Street and Prospect Park West! We will meet at 7 PM, and the run will leave at 7:15.

Don't be discouraged by a low RSVP count on Meetup: FRNY has been meeting weekly since 1979 and there are always lots of members at our events. We run rain or shine unless there's lightning.

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Brooklyn Fun Run

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