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 become a member to get our Sunday locations and activities *   

Alternate Location Meet ups  
July 20, 2024 (Pride 5k) [Meet at The LGBT Center] 
3325 Zoo Drive at Park Boulevard for the following dates:
August 3, 2024 (Balboa Park 8 Miler)
September 21, 2024 (Heart & Stroke Walk)

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!

FRWSD is proud to be host and organize the annual Pride 5K. We've been doing it since 2002 and donated over $350,000 to our charity partners.

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.

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.  

Are you ready for Pride 2024?  Our Fabulous 5K will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 8 am.  

Your entry and donations will support The Center’s LGBT Youth Housing Project and San Diego Pride Youth Programs.

In 2023, we sold out and with your generosity, donated $50,000 to our charity partners.  Thanks for the amazing record registrants for 2024…we’ve reached capacity 


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!

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