Canberra Frontrunners


Q: What is Canberra Frontrunners?
A: We're an inclusive and diverse running, walking and, where we can, riding group for LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Canberra.

Q: Do I need to be a good runner to take part?
A: No. We have club members with varying running capabilities. We have runners who are passionate about competition but others who walk their dog as a Frontrunner on Saturdays. We can match you with a runner or walker of your skill level if that will make you feel more welcome. 

Q: What are the distances you run/walk?
A: We have a series of tracks on Saturdays between: 5km - 12km at different locations around Canberra. 

Q: Where do you meet or start on Saturday?
A: We have different meeting spot each week, but you’ll often find us at a location around Lake Burley Griffin on the first and third Saturday of the month, but do check our social media or register for our emails for weekly updates on where we meet. Updates occur mid-week each week and we generally seek to plan out routes for each quarter of the year. For all information about our events, please go to Events page.

Q: Where can I store my bags when I run?
A: We don't have an official place to store bags. Just ask someone with a car if you can put your bag in the boot of their vehicle.

Q: Are there social activities if I join the club?
A: At the moment, we hold about 3-4 social activities a year. Usually these vary between dinners, drinks and movie nights but we are always open to suggestions for other events.

Q: I'm a Lesbian, Queer or Trans woman - is the club for me?
A: Absolutely. We are an inclusive and open club with the goal to ensure running and walking is a safe and fun activity for all members of our community. If you would like to try joining for one week, we can introduce to some women members who will make you feel welcome. 

Q: Perhaps I'm too old or too young to join Canberra Frontrunners?
A: Everyone is very welcome. We have members in their early 20s through to very senior. It's a great way to meet people from a really wide spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community.

Q: What can I expect from the Saturday meet up?
A: It's a great way to start the weekend and welcome people of all abilities to join us. We start with an acknolegment to country, some club's announcement, track information and photo at 9am. After our walks, runs or rides we encourage people to stay for a coffee or a bite to eat and to make new connections. 

Q: Are there other runs during the week?
A: Unfortunately, we don't have any plan for mid-week runs just yet, but our team is working on it. 

Q: Should I tell you that I'm coming along to any of the runs for the first time?
A: It's not necessary to let us know in advance, but we'd like to make sure you feel welcome. You can message us via the website, email or any of our socials. This way we can expect you and make sure you don't get lost.

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