Front Runners & Walkers is San Diego’s LGBTQ+ running club. We currently meet weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays to walk and run in Balboa Park at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street. We also have a North County group that meets on Saturdays at MaGee Park.

* Check out the Schedule Tab or our Facebook page for our Sunday Schedule *   

Alternate Location Meet ups  
3325 Zoo Drive at Park Boulevard for the following dates: 

April 6, 2024 (Race for Autism)

Whatever your athletic ability, orientation, and gender identity, there’s a place for you with Front Runners and Walkers. Join us

Front Runners & Walkers San Diego welcomes runners and walkers at all abilities and levels.
If you're visiting, come explore the City and Balboa Park with us!

Whether you’re training for a marathon or beginning an exercise program, come join us on our weekly fun runs and walks. Routes include a 3-4 mile and 10K walk or run in Balboa Park or 4-6 miles along the waterfront or on the trails.   See our membership page  for more information.

Donations accepted 

Click here to make a Tax Deductible Donation

As an affiliate member of Road Runner Clubs of America, Front Runners and Walkers of San Diego is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit. Any donations received may qualify for a tax deduction based on your personal tax situation.  

We’ve been meeting under the tree at 6th Avenue & Laurel Street since 1981.  Join us to meet your fitness goals and friends for life!

At our Member Banquet held on November 19, 2023, Andy Kleinke and Denis Desmond were recognized for their innumerable contributions to the club with Lifetime Service Awards.  They joined prior award recipients for a photo opportunity.

pictured (left-right)  Dave Weir, Andy Kleinke, Barbara Morton, Mary Severine, Dave Hallen, Debbie Chaddock, Ken Pahkim, Denis Desmond, Brian Summerville

We’re excited to announce that we beat all our previous goals and are donating $50,000 to our charity partners

The amount will be split evenly between The Center’s LGBT Youth Housing Project and San Diego Pride Youth Programs in 2023

In 2020 and 2021, we donated $48,000 during the pandemic via our virtual events!   Since 1990, FRWSD has raised $350,000 for our community.   In 2022 and 2023, we raised $90,000!

Thank you to over 2,000 participants in this year’s Pride 5K

Thanks to participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers for a funtastic 2023 Pride 5K!

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