Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix

Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix


Saturday after meet-up brunch.
FYI - here is the City of Phoenix page regarding the proposed changes to Central Ave, between Bethany Home and AZ Canal). Change appears to be going to single drive lane, plus addition of turn and dedicated bike lanes.
Hello Frontrunners Phoenix! How active would you say this group is? I am moving from Minneapolis to Phoenix at the end of the month and looking forward to meeting some new people and go on some runs! I am hoping Covid will be better at that point. Minneapolis Front Runners had to take a break as well. It also got really damn cold and snowy lol. The group is strong here and was revitalized last August when a new group leader took over.

Do you have any suggestions for good running routes in the metro area that I can take an early glance at?
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The Santa Hustle is coming to Glendale this Sunday, December 16th! Proceeds from the race benefit the Glendale Fire Charities. Come out and support a great cause, and kick off your holiday season with a memorable experience! Go to for more information.
I'm planning on Papago Saturday 27 OCT
Sat, 10/20: Frontrunners @ Central/Bethany
Sat/Sun, 10/20-10/21: Rainbows Festival Weekend
Sat, 10/27: Frontrunners @ PAPAGO!!
Sun, 10/28: AIDS Walk Arizona (sign up now! -
Saturdays run 9/29
How I feel about our meeting tonight 💛😊💚🏃🏻‍♀️💙🏃🏻💜

Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix is a running and walking club for the LGBT+ community and allies that have an interest in health and well-being through staying active and coming together with social events.

Operating as usual


Reminder that tonight’s Tuesday run will be at 7 PM at Margaret T Hance Park!

Reminder that tonight’s Tuesday run will be at 7 PM at Margaret T Hance Park!

Global Running Day 05/31/2021

Global Running Day

World Running Day is coming up on June 2nd and to celebrate, Rock n Roll Running Series is having a 24 hour sale! See below for the link. We will also have our group be a part of the run club participants. (More on that later.)

Global Running Day

[05/27/21]   Hey members, please don’t forget to RSVP to the Brunch Pool Party Fundraiser taking place on June 5th by THIS coming Saturday, May 29th!


From our good friend Gabriel Escontrias, a virtual race in support of mental health!

From our good friend Gabriel Escontrias, a virtual race in support of mental health!

[04/05/21]   Follow us on Instagram! Search for frontrunners_phx


Hey Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix! Havasu Half Marathon is happening on March 27th! We’ve been extended a discount code: front10 to save at registration! Registration is limited so sign up soon if you want to participate! 🙌🏼🏃‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️

Believe in your #selfie .

There are many great selfie 📸 spots along the course!

The London Bridge is calling and you better answer. Register today!


Come join us at Tortoise & Hare Sports this Sunday morning at 8:00 AM for a group run with other Valley Running groups! This locally owned running and walking store located in Glendale is promoting diversity in the active community by hosting a diversity run the first Sunday of each month. I’m excited they have invited us to participate and look forward to a fun time!

Come join us at Tortoise & Hare Sports this Sunday morning at 8:00 AM for a group run with other Valley Running groups! This locally owned running and walking store located in Glendale is promoting diversity in the active community by hosting a diversity run the first Sunday of each month. I’m excited they have invited us to participate and look forward to a fun time!

[01/05/21]   Hello there! I guess most everyone knows...but for those who are new or visitors to the area, we are currently holding our runs and walks again. Masks are required for the meetup but can be removed after safely distanced from others while running or walking. Also no official group meal afterwards but if you chose to go out with others just please be mindful of group size, etc. Location information at

[06/19/20]   Hi, fellow Frontrunners Frontwalkers Phoenix!

We hope this finds you well and safe. Due to the increased infection rate of the Covid-19, we are suspending formal meetups beginning this Saturday. By this action, we hope to be assisting the decrease of infections.

We will be looking for a downward trend in the number of new cases and transmission rate before we consider resuming are formal walks/runs.

Frontrunners Frontwalkers Phoenix Board of Directors
Chris Fain, President
Greg Harvey, Vice-President
Michael Mitsuda, Secretary
Michael Rentmeester, Treasurer


Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix

[06/14/20]   Please be advised we are meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesdays for the remainder of the summer! We are still meeting at Dreamy Draw under the ramada at the top of the stairs. See you there!


Frontrunners and Frontwalkers Phoenix's cover photo

[05/19/20]   Great seeing many of you again this past Saturday! Thank you everyone for keeping your distance from one another. For the next few weeks, let’s stay meeting at the Spoke and Wheel location, I think it worked well and allows people to choose the canal as an alternative to the Bridal Path if it’s too busy.

Also, we will be doing the weekday meetups like normal. So Tuesday at Dreamy Draw and Thursday in Tempe. Have a great week everyone!

[05/12/20]   Hi everyone! With the official restrictions being lifted, we are going to start up our runs again starting Saturday, May 16th at 8:00 AM. This Saturday we will meet at Spoke and Wheel near the northern end of the Bridal Path since last I checked the Church Parking lot was closed off. Spike and Wheel doesn’t open until 10AM so we will be gone before they open.

Please note the following modifications:
1. Please continue to observe social distancing with one another. I know a lot of us like to hug and shake hands....please don’t, a smile and nice to see you will suffice.

2. We will not be going to breakfast for at least the next few weeks. There really isn’t an easy or safe way to have a big group of people all sitting together for breakfast.

3. If you feel anything but totally healthy, please refrain from showing up!

4. If you are especially vulnerable due to any preexisting conditions, we ask you seriously reconsider showing up for awhile longer.

5. To reduce multiple people touching the same things, we unfortunately will not provide water and water cups since that would potentially be touched by multiple people. Please bring your own water!

I think this does it. I really look forward to seeing you guys again and hopefully we can get back to our breakfasts soon!

Frontrunners and Walkers Leadership Team 05/03/2020

COVID-19 put this 40-year-old marathoner on a ventilator. He wants others to keep their guards up.

To my friends that may think they are immune from Covid because they keep in get health. Please read this article about this marathoner and take precautions and stay healthy.

Wear your mask without fail.
Wash your hands often.
Use antibacterial lotion when exposed to others.
Wash bottles and other items when you get home from the store.
Transfer take-out and delivery food to your own plates and microwave that food until it’s piping hot.

Protect yourself, your family, your friends and anyone else you come into contact with. Every COVID-19 infection comes with its own story. There are stories of isolation, incredible generosity and of course, great loss. But for one young Colorado father, his is the story of beating COVID-19 by beating the odds.

[04/30/20]   Hi everyone! Due to the stay at home orders for Arizona being extended to May 15th, we will have to hold off meeting up for a little while longer. So tentatively, Saturday May 16th will be when we can meet up. It’ll be at Bethany Home and Central. We will provide any last minute updates as we get nearer. I miss you all and can’t wait to be back with you! Stay safe and healthy!!


Post pics of your run/walk/hike/workout today!!

[03/20/20]   Hello fellow runners and walkers,
Due to current circumstances with the Corona Virus pandemic and the CDC recommending not gathering in groups of more than 10 people, I have made the difficult decision to suspend our runs and walks for the next few 3 weeks and then play it by ear after that.

So starting this Saturday, March 21st, there will be no gathering. This will include the weekday runs through and including April 11th. After that, if things have improved we will pick back up. I know this is not what any of us want, but I cannot in good faith go against what public health officials are recommending. We will send out updates as things progress and also confirm when and where we will start up again.

Please stay healthy and enjoy a walk or run on your own or with one or two friends. Post the pictures on the page! Let's keep up our spirits and get through this together.

Best regards,
Chris Fain and leadership team Greg Brady, Mike Rentmeester and Michael Mitsuda

[02/22/20]   Hey there! It doesn’t appear the rain is going to let up this morning. For everyone’s safety, I’m going to call off the official run for today. We will see everyone next weekend!(or on Tuesday or Thursday!)


Great views during the Saturday morning run at Papago Park! Come start your weekend right with us!!


Practicing our medal poses for tomorrow lol!
It will be Paul’s first Half Marathon tomorrow!! 01/12/2020

Homepage - Havasu Half

Be sure to join us this upcoming Saturday morning to kick off the AZ Rock n Roll weekend! We will have a special guest, Gavin Mc Kiernan join us. Gavin puts on the the Havasu Half Marathon in April and the Laughlin Half/12k & 5k in December. Gavin will be giving away a FREE half marathon or 5k entry in a random drawing amongst those who are there for either the Havasu or Laughlin races!

Later we will also be going down to the race expo downtown after breakfast to pick up our race bibs for those that would like to join. There are a lot of great booths there to browse even if you aren’t racing that weekend.


Saturday morning Papago Park followed by breakfast at Daily Jam!


Papago Run with Bailey!


A great shot of the moon tonight over Dreamy Draw! Photo Credit: Ralph Lokwood


Beautiful Tuesday evening run! Come join us Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM at Dreamy Draw Park!


Good times with the Frontrunners this morning!


Saturday morning fun at First Watch! Come join the fun Saturday mornings! Run/walk starts at 8 AM at Bethany Home and Central Avenue! Then breakfast afterwards!


Tuesday evening Dreamy Draw Run halfway point! Beautiful evening!

[06/05/19]   Happy National Running Day! Post a pic of yourself out on a run today in the comments section!


[05/24/19]   It is shaping up to be a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend! Start your weekend right with a run or walk Saturday morning with us! We start at 8:00 AM at Central and Bethany Home and go up Central along the scenic bridal path.


Post run breakfast 🍳!


Breakfast after the run/walk.

Come join us next Saturday!

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General information

We meet 3 times a week for a run/walk and will go out to eat afterwards. (Though currently not eating out due to Covid concerns). We also will typically have a few social gatherings throughout the year. The club is entirely funded through donations of its members.
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