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Come Run With Us
Front Runners New York (FRNY) is a running club for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and those who are allies. Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer 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 Manhattan (Central Park) or Brooklyn (Prospect Park). Our Saturday Fun Run is our most-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.
FRNY is affiliated with New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the International Front Runners organizations and is a member club of Road Runners Club of America. FRNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, overseen by an annually elected Board of Directors.
Tuesday Nights, 7:00 PM
Most Tuesday evening Fun Runs are held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The group meets at 7:00 PM at the 3rd Street and Prospect Park West entrance in front of the Panther statues. The exception is the second Tuesday of each month.The group meets instead in Brooklyn Bridge Park for NYRR Open Run.
Wednesday Nights, 7:00 PM
Wednesday night Fun Runs meet at 7:00 PM in Central Park at the entrance of the park at West 72nd Street. A bag drop is available at Rutgers Church (236 West 73rd St.) — drop off by 6:45pm. Many runners gather informally for dinner after the run at local restaurants.
Saturday Mornings, 10:00 AM
The Saturday Fun Runs meet at 10:00 AM at the Daniel Webster Statue on the west side of 72nd Street transverse in Central Park. The Saturday Fun Run is followed by a light, social, coffee-and-bagel breakfast in the basement recreation room of Rutgers Church (236 West 73rd St.). Saturday Fun Runs conclude with Club announcements.