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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at DC Front Runners

For more than 40 years, DC Front Runners has served as a club for all LGBTQ+ people in the DC Metropolitan Area to come together to run, walk, and build community. DC Front Runners is committed to creating a safe, inclusive space where all members feel a sense of belonging regardless of ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, race, and sexual orientation. This includes providing activities and resources to support severely underrepresented communities within our club and collecting feedback from our members on an ongoing basis. 

Below are currently planned activities, resources, and a form for members to provide their feedback regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at DC Front Runners.

LGBTQ+ Women, Trans, & Non-Binary Runs

We are happy to announce that we will be restarting a DCFR event from past years – a monthly Sunday run/walk and breakfast gathering for DCFR women, trans, and non-binary members. We recognize the importance of creating dedicated spaces for underrepresented groups within our club to connect.

When & Where

  • 4th Sunday of Every Month
  • Run & Walk will begin at 10:00 am at 23rd and P St NW near the Taras Shevchenko statue
  • Coffee & Breakfast will begin at 11:00am at Le Pain Quotidien

Feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions.


Queer Running Society

The Queer Running Society (QRS) elevates the queer experience in the running industry by:

  • Connecting queer running communities
  • Campaigning for queer representation (in leadership positions, on boards, at conferences/trade shows, etc)
  • Compiling queer content and resources (speakers, guides, policies, tools, podcasts, etc)
  • Creating safe spaces for the queer community (i.e. develop a QRS certification for events, conferences, etc)
  • Conducting surveys and research


Please feel free to provide feedback regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at DC Front Runners: