Chicago's LGBTQ+ Running & Walking Club

Frontrunners Chicago


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Proud to Run

Annual Charity Run

Club Info

Course Maps, Focus Races & Training Programs

upcoming events

16 Tuesday

10/16 Tuesday Night Dinner

LOCATION: 3463 N Broadway St Event Details
18 Thursday

Proud to Run Board of Directors Meeting

LOCATION: 3656 N Halsted Street Event Details
20 Saturday

10/20 Saturday Morning Run/Walk

LOCATION: Totem Pole, 3510 N Recreation Dr Event Details
20 Saturday

10/20 Saturday Morning Brunch

LOCATION: 3463 N Broadway St Event Details
23 Tuesday

10/23 Tuesday Night Run/Walk

LOCATION: Totem Pole, 3510 N Recreation Dr Event Details
23 Tuesday

10/23 Tuesday Night Dinner

LOCATION: 3257 N Broadway Street Event Details
Upcoming Events
27 Saturday

10/27 Saturday Morning Run/Walk

LOCATION: Totem Pole, 3510 N Recreation Dr Event Details
27 Saturday

10/27 Saturday Morning Brunch

LOCATION: 5020 N Sheridan Road Event Details
28 Sunday

10/28 Walk to End Alzheimers Focus Event

LOCATION: 601 W Montrose Avenue Event Details

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9:00am year round, rain or shine, at the Totem Pole located just east of the intersection of Addison and Lake Shore Drive. We offer a 3 mile walking course, and running courses of 3, 4, 5, and 6 mile distances.

Each year, Frontrunners Chicago offers a circuit of races in which we participate either as runners and walkers or as volunteer staffers. There is at least one circuit race opportunity every month of the year. Frontrunners Chicago members who participate in at least 50% of our annual circuit challenge receive a free entry pass to the club’s annual  holiday party in December. Below is the list of 2018 Frontrunners Chicago Out in Front Focus  Races.

Jan 1 / Mon – New Year’s Day 5K Run & Walk (Walk/Run)

Feb 24 / Sat – Back On My Feet Chicago’s Mardi Gras 5K/10K (Volunteer/Walk/Run)

Mar 25 / Sun  Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K  (Volunteer/Walk/Run) CC

Apr 21 / Sat –  Wintrust Lakefront 10 Mile/5K Walk/Run (Walk/Run) CC

Apr 21 / Sat – Cancer Society Walk and Roll 5K (Walk/Run)

May 5 / Sat – Cinco de Miler (Run)

May 13 / Sun – Susan G Komen Race for the Cure (5K Walk/Run)

May 24 / Thu – Chase Corporate Challenge 3.5 Mile (Volunteer)

May 26 / Sat – Soldier Field 10 Mile (Run)

Jun 3 / Sun – PAWS 5K Run and Walk (Walk/Run)

Jun 9 / Sat – Imerman Angels Brunch Run 5K and Walk (Walk/Run)

Jun 23 / Sat – Proud To Run 5K Walk/5K Run/10K Run (Volunteer/Walk/Run)

Jul 21-22 / Sun – Rock and Roll Half Marathon/5K/10K (Walk/Run)

Aug 4-12 / Sun –  Gay Games Paris 5K, 10KHalf or Full Marathon (Walk/Run)

Aug 6 / Mon – Universal Sole Burgers and Beer 5K (Walk/Run)

Aug 11 / Sat – Stan’s Donuts 5K & Kids Dash (Walk/Run)

Aug 26 / Sun – Rainbow Half Marathon (Run/Volunteer)

Sep 23 / Sun – Chicago Half Marathon/5K (Walk/Run)

Sep 23 / Sun – AIDS Run/Walk (5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run)

Sep 30 / Sun – Bucktown 5K (Walk/Run)

Oct 6 / Sat – Crypt 5K (Walk/Run)

Oct 7 / Sun – Bank of America Chicago Marathon  (Volunteer/Run) CC

Oct 28 / Sun – Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Walk)

Nov 18 / Sat – Girls On The Run 5K (Volunteer)

Dec 8 /Sat – Boystown Santa Speedo Run (Walk/Run)

CC=CARA Circuit Race

Periodically throughout the year, FR/FWChicago offers various training programs free of charge to club members. Our offerings range from “Couch to 10K” programs to programs designed to build speed and endurance. Below is the 2018 calendar of training offerings.

In 2018, Frontrunners Chicago offered a Couch to 10K training program which culminated with Proud to Run and a 10K to Half Marathon training program that will culminated in the Rainbow Half. Both programs were coached by Dan Solera and were offered free of charge to all dues paying members of the club.

2019 Training Program details will be available in early 2019.

Proud to Run

5K, 10K & Half Marathon