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 at 3325 Zoo Drive at Park Boulevard are scheduled for 2023:  Saturdays:  May 20 (March for Babies), June 3 (Rock ‘n Roll 5K),  July 15 (Pride Festival)**, August 5 (BP 8 Miler)

** Pride 5K will start at the LGBT Center 

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. 


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!


We are thrilled to announce that we donated $40,000 to our charity partners split evenly between The Center’s LGBT Youth Housing Project and San Diego Pride Youth Programs in 2022

In 2020 and 2021, we donated $48,000 during the pandemic via our virtual events!   Since 1990, FRWSD has raised $290,000 for our community.   Be part of the Pride festivities and do good and feel good!  

Participate by running, walking, strolling, prancing, donating and becoming a headline sponsor.  Create a corporate team. 

Bob Leyh, Pride’s Program Manager, accepts a check for $20,000 from the FRWSD Pride 5K Organizing Committee in 2022

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