Come Run With Us
Front Runners New York (FRNY) is a running club for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and those who are LGBT allies. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is not a requirement to run with FRNY. We welcome runners of all speeds, ages, and abilities.
FRNY draws a wide variety of athletes. Some FRNY members race on a weekly basis—others never race at all. We train track sprinters, middle distance runners, ultra marathoners, walkers, swimmers, and triathletes.
If you are interested in learning more about FRNY, we recommend joining any of our weekly fun runs in Central or Prospect Park. Our Saturday fun run is our best-attended run, offering a wide variety of paces and distances, plus a social post-run team bagel breakfast in the basement recreation room of Rutgers Church. Each fun run has an opportunity for a bag drop ahead of the run. Click on the heading to get the full details on each run.
The Tuesday evening Fun Runs are held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The group meets at the 3rd Street and Prospect Park West entrance in front of the Panther statues.
Wednesday night Fun Runs are at 7pm in Central Park at the entrance of the park at west 72nd Street. Many runners gather informally for dinner after the run at local restaurants near Rutgers Church.
The Saturday Fun Runs meet at 10am right by the Daniel Webster Statue on the west side of 72nd street transverse in Central Park. The Saturday fun run is followed by a lite, social coffee-and-bagel breakfast in the basement of Rutgers Church (236 West 73rd St.).
Who are we?
Front Runners New York (FRNY) is New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) running club. The club was founded in 1979 and has grown to over 700 members annually. FRNY’s mission is to create a social running community focused on health and fitness that is welcoming to all LGBT New Yorkers.
FRNY offers a robust, inclusive membership experience that includes professionally-coached running workouts, multisport training, social events, and more.
The club is affiliated with New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the International Front Runners organization.
FRNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The club’s activities are overseen by a Board of Directors that is elected annually.