- Seattle Frontrunners
Seattle Frontrunners is an
LGBT runningand walkingclub located Seattle, Washington. With nearly 300 members, Seattle Frontrunners is one of the largest and most active clubs in International Frontrunners.
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.
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 Gamesand World Outgames, where they won a combined 125 medals, including 81 gold.
Details regarding the formation of Seattle Frontrunners are murky and occasionally conflicting. A 1984 article in
Seattle Gay Newsannounced Seattle's first Run With Pride and identified the Lesbian Resource Centeras 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.
* [http://www.seattlefrontrunners.org Seattle Frontrunners website]
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