Seattle Frontrunners


Seattle Frontrunners

Seattle Frontrunners is an LGBT running and walking club located Seattle, Washington. With nearly 300 members, Seattle Frontrunners is one of the largest and most active clubs in International Frontrunners.

Activities

Seattle Frontrunners holds several weekly runs, including a Saturday morning run/walk at Green Lake and a Wednesday run from Volunteer Park. The club also has an active social calendar, including monthly potlucks and weekly post-run gatherings at local establishments.

Run/Walk With Pride

Run/Walk With Pride, the club's signature event, is a 10K/4K race usually held in Seward Park in conjunction with Pride Weekend.

Team events

Each August, a team from Seattle Frontrunners participates in the Hood To Coast relay.

The track team of Seattle Frontrunners has been a dominant force at international LGBT sporting events since 1994. In summer 2006, 52 members of Seattle Frontrunners competed at Gay Games and World Outgames, where they won a combined 125 medals, including 81 gold.

History

Details regarding the formation of Seattle Frontrunners are murky and occasionally conflicting. A 1984 article in Seattle Gay News announced Seattle's first Run With Pride and identified the Lesbian Resource Center as organizer. Shortly thereafter, an informal group that would later become Seattle Frontrunners began running together on Saturday mornings at Green Lake. By 1987, the year of the first Northwest Lesbian/Gay Sports Festival, Seattle Frontrunners was going strong and had formally taken over sponsorship of Run With Pride.

The 1990s saw a growth in membership and an increased focus on serving recreational runners. The club now has a small but strong group of fitness walkers.

External links

* [http://www.seattlefrontrunners.org Seattle Frontrunners website]


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