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What a year it’s been!

Vancouver Frontrunners 35 year logo

2018 marks Vancouver Frontrunners’ 35th year as a club, and we have been doing ALL THE THINGS to celebrate! In addition to our twice weekly regular runs, dinners, and brunches, we’ve made sure to see lots of each other out and about in the community. Check out our year in review below.

February
First Half Marathon
Snowshoe Hike
Long Run

March
St. Patrick’s Day 5K – we had a strong, beautiful team out for the St. Patrick’s Day 5k. Some may have come for the green beer.

People in green run clothes, funny hats, and fake mustaches.

Long Run

April
BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run
Four happy race finishers with medals and bibs.

Sun Run Pre-Social at The Blarney Stone
Vancouver Sun Run 10k
10 runners after a race, with red stadium seats in background.

Pride Run & Walk Pancake Run (5km or 15km) with Forerunners

May
BMO Pre-race Potluck at Mark’s
BMO Vancouver Marathon
May 12 – July 22 – Learn to Run
“Summer is Coming” BBQ at Chad’s, hosted by Chad and Tony
Long Run

June
STRUT Vancouver
Sizzle: Pride Run & Walk Launch BBQ
Car Free Day to Promote Pride Run & Walk
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K

July
Shipyard Night Market
Ragnar Relay and Post-Event Brunch
Ragnar finishers with medals, including a woman.

 

Pride Run & Walk. Our Pride Run and Walk event was amazing again this year, raising $16,974 to split between our two charities of choice, Out In Schools and the Loud Foundation.
Person running toward camera, bridge in background, making peace signs with both hands, shirt says "born this gay.'

 

International Rainbow Memorial Run
Crowd in running gear with Rainbow Flags. Standing at a lower level with city in the background

 

Whitecaps FC Pride Night
Happy people in the stands at a sporting event
Long Run

August
Vancouver Pride Parade
Men in run kit marching in the Pride Parade

 

Gay Games in Paris
VQFF – Al Berto & Love Intersections
“Mind Set Go” Filming
Happy guy with glasses in foreground with film crew in background, on seawall.
Swim and Sunbathe at Kits Pool

September
Preventative Health Condom Packing Party with Health Initiative for Men
Men at a long table in a bar, intently focused on the task at hand.

35th Anniversary Party

September 14 we hosted our 35th anniversary party. We heard from members who were there at the beginning and some who’ve only joined recently. We were thrilled to present our donations to representatives from the LOUD Foundation and Out in Schools. There was a silly amateur drag competition, cake, and most importantly, the chance to catch up with people we maybe hadn’t seen in a while. To get in on some of the nostalgia, check out our retrospective slideshow.

 

AIDS WALK

 

And MORE!

Before the year’s out, there’s one last Grouse Grind, games night, movie night, Whistler 50, our AGM & holiday party, and more.

If this sounds like the most fun you can have in a two or three hour period, you are absolutely right. Vancouver Frontrunners is friendship and family (and running and beer). We care for each other deeply. Whether you’re an existing member, potential member, or an alumnus, you can get your 2019 membership here now, effective from October 1 through the end of 2019, for the ridiculously low price of $15.

Learn to Run with HIM and VFR

by vanfrontrunners

Are you a gay male looking to gradually build up your fitness and confidence levels to be able to comfortably run 5km’s? Well now is the time to pull out those trainers and join us. Collaborating with Vancouver Frontrunners, Health Initiative for Men (HIM) are offering a FREE 10 week learn to run program open to gay guys of all fitness levels, age and sizes commencing on September the 8th. Get yourself registered by emailing register@checkhimout.ca or calling 604-488-1001.
While this program is for men only, Vancouver Frontrunners welcomes anyone of any gender to join us. Just use the Contact Us page and we’ll be sure to reach out to you.
Click the image below for the full brochure!

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WinterPRIDE 2013 – Thanks for your support!

We hosted our 2nd annual WinterPRIDE Run & Walk last Friday (8th Feb 2013) in Whistler with participants from the UK, Toronto, Philadelphia and Vancouver!  We also ran the coat check for the GuySpy Apres-Ski T-Dance at WinterPRIDE on Friday. Thank you everyone who participated in either the run/walk or the Coat Check including our partner and sponsor, gaywhistler.com.

The runners who braved the 8am start for a fun 5km run through Whistler

The runners who braved the 8am start for a fun 5km run through Whistler

We would like encourage everyone who was in Whistler last week to fill out the WinterPRIDE festival survey.  The information collected will help the Resort Municipality of Whistler determine how best to support the festival in future years as well as understand the economic impact the festival has on the resort.

Fill out the survey and have the opportunity to win two full week festival passes for 2014.

http://www.gaywhistler.com/common/viewcontentHTML.cfm?ID=455925

WinterPRIDE Volunteers Needed! Friday 8th Feb 3pm-6pm

by vanfrontrunners

Just a quick reminder…

VFR will be operating the coat check at the GuySpy Apres Ski social at the Whistler Conference Centre on Friday, February 8th from 3-6 PM. This year promises to be popular with appearances by Charlie David (Dante’s Cove) and the ever so sexy Brent Everett.

We still need another 5 volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us.

For more information about WinterPRIDE our earlier post or check out the info on the WinterPRIDE website.

WinterPRIDE

WinterPRIDE Feb 3rd – Feb 10th 2013

by vanfrontrunners

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Vancouver Frontrunners is pleased to be a community partner and will be hosting a few events during the 21st annual WinterPRIDE (gay and lesbian Ski Week):

WinterPRIDE Run & Walk – February 8

Vancouver Frontrunners will be hosting the 2nd annual WinterPRIDE Run & Walk, a fun 5K Run or walk through the beautiful village of Whistler. Starting at 8 AM, you could do the route and still spend an entire day on the mountain. RSVP for this event.

GuySpy Apres-Ski Village T-Dance – February 8

VFR will be operating the coat check at the GuySpy Apres Ski social at the Whistler Conference Centre on Friday, February 8 from 3-6 PM. If you’d like to volunteer please contact us.