DC Front Runners Washington, DC's LGBTQ+ Running & Walking Club

COVID-19

ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING RUNS, SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DCFR IS LOOKING TO RESTORE RUNS AND WALKS IN PHASE 3.

Our number one priority is maintaining the safety and health of all our members. The DC Front Runners plans to resume runs and walks once DC enters Phase 3 successfully. We anticipate resuming activities in mid-July if DC enters Phases 2 and 3 as projected.

When we do resume activities, we will take several precautions, including:

  • Holding runs only on Tuesdays and Thursdays (but no runs on Saturdays);
  • Holding walks only on Saturdays;
  • No bag check when we initially restart;
  • Shortening announcements; and
  • Providing multiple routes on well attended days.

Additionally, we will ask members to:

  • Self screen for flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms before attending;
  • Wear a mask before and after runs and walks, and when members are unable to be six feet apart;
  • Follow social distance guidelines, including maintaining six feet between you and other members; and
  • Depart gathering location once run or walk is complete.

Members who are in a risk category or have underlying health issues should carefully consider their decision to attend runs and walks.

By attending, you will assume risks and waive, release, and hold harmless DCFR from all claims relating to COVID-19 arising out of attending runs, walks, and other club activities.

We will continue to follow public health guidance as we explore safely expanding future DC Front Runner activities, including Saturday runs and offering bag check.

DCFR will have branded masks available for purchase.

As we get closer to resuming activities, we will share additional details. We appreciate your patience as we cautiously restore club activities. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, contact Mick Bullock at coordinator@dcfrontrunners.org.

VIRTUAL RUNS AND WALKS

We encourage all members to stay physically active during this period by walking, bicycling, or running individually or in small groups. Please share your photos and links to your run/walk details as comments on our Virtual Run/Walk posts on Facebook and by tagging @DCFrontRunners on Instagram.

NOTE: Review and adhere to the CDC guidelines as well as the DC, VA, and MD governments when you plan your activities, and stay safe.

VIRTUAL RACE CIRCUIT

ANNOUNCING: DC Front Runners Virtual Race Circuit

We are proud to announce that the DC Front Runners now has a Virtual Race Circuit, which is open immediately to all members through August 31! What is a virtual race circuit? Details are available on our website. Learn more and get started right away!

If you have any questions, you can contact Norman or Andrew at racedirector@dcfrontrunners.org.

DC FRONT RUNNERS PRIDE RUN 5K

The DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K has been postponed to 10:00 am on October 10, 2020 at the Congressional Cemetery. Although our race is postponed, we’re actively working to raise funds for the charities the race supports. You can help by making a donation at dcfrpriderun.com or bidding on items in our online auction, which closes August 31, 2020. 

RACES

Marine Corps Marathon – cancelled
Army Ten Miler – cancelled
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia – cancelled for 2020 and 2021
Pacer’s DC Half Marathon – cancelled

DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K – postponed to 10/10/2020 at 10:00am
FRNY Pride 5 Miler – cancelled
Capitol Hill Classic – postponed
Frederick RunFest Half Marathon and 5K – postponed
PNC Parkway Classic – postponed to 8/8/2020
Crystal City 5K Fridays – postponed
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, 5K – cancelled
Scope it Out 5K – virtual event on 11/29/2020
RnR DC Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K – postponed to 11/7/2020
St. Pat’s Run Fest – cancelled