The Calgary Frontrunners Club was originally formed in 1991 after Calgarians who participated in the 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver decided they wanted to form a club to promote health and fitness in the local GLBT and gay-friendly community.
The club has a large membership of gay and straight sports enthusiasts with a core group of approximately 20 runners and walkers who meet at least once a week. The members of the Frontrunners vary widely in abilities, fitness, and goals.
All are welcome to join us - the focus of the club is a friendly, social atmosphere where anyone can feel comfortable and share an interest in fitness. This is not a competitive club. All you need to participate is a good pair of shoes and some motivation to get up early on Saturday morning!
In addition to promoting the running group, we support a walking group that meets on Saturday mornings with us. We believe this will help attract new members that might think they are not advanced enough in their fitness endeavors to join us.
Remember - all are welcome and no one gets left behind! The post-workout brunch is a great time to socialize and meet members new and old.
Many of the routes taken are decided upon prior to departure from the regular meeting place, and most stay along Calgary's great river pathways. Some days the group will get the urge to run in a completely different direction! We run or walk in groups that "organically" form after starting out together according to ability, fitness, or even by the conversation you get into that particular day. A typical Saturday might consist of a group of walkers that will go for out a half-hour, a slow-pace group that will go 5-9 km in 30 to 45 minutes, and a fast group that will go 10-15 km in 45 to 90 minutes. Normally, the route might go to the Crowchild underpass, Edworthy Park, Nose Hill Park, Calgary Zoo, the Elbow River Pathway, or the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
We are excited of the prospects of our growing club and the challenges of organizing larger events. If you are interested in contacting us or meeting with us, contact information is below. We are always very happy to meet new people and welcome anyone of any ability to join us.
Saturdays 9:00 am.
There are no fees to join.
YMCA Eau Claire
4th Street and 1st Avenue SW – East Doors (directly off the Bow river pathway)
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For more information, contact Tim at frontrunners.
Join the Calgary Frontrunners Facebook group page.
Also, don't forget to choose running as one of your interests in your www.MyApollo.org profile to ensure you are kept up-to-date!