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WhiteSpot Sponsorship

Vancouver Frontrunners and Pride Run & Walk are thrilled to have WhiteSpot join us in sponsoring this year’s Pride Run & Walk event.
WhiteSpot have been generous and have donated 4 x $20 gift vouchers which will be used as door prizes and giveaways at this year’s event and we couldn’t be happier.WhiteSpot

Vancouver Frontrunners meet every Saturday morning in Stanley Park, and following this we meet at the WhiteSpot on Georgia Street for some post run/walk nutrition. We’re always greeted with fantastic servers, quick to take our orders as we settle down and mingle amongst ourselves.
VFR have been visiting this location for some years now and find it to be the perfect location for brunch following a workout in the park.

Thank you kindly to all the staff and management. We truly appreciate it.

P.S. Their smash browns are AMAZING!!!

Pride Run MC – Barb Snelgrove

The Vancouver Front Runners are thrilled to have Roundhouse Radio’s Barb 10828159_10205077731998423_1200888935902824511_oSnelgrove returning as MC of this year’s Pride Run & Walk!

Formerly the long time Host of QueerFm Radio, Barb Snelgrove is now the Promotions Director and on-air contributor on Roundhouse Radio 98.3, Vancouver’s newest fm radio station. A reporter for OutlookTV, OUTtv (nationally) Barb is a contributor to numerous local media outlets as well as on-line publications such as The Huffington Post and SheWired.com.

A long time community advocate, Barb sits on the City Hall LGBTTQ2+ Advisory Committee, VPD Diversity Committee, Positive Living BC’s Red Ribbon Advisory Committee. Among her many accomplishments, she is a former TELUS Pride Legacy Award Winner, VPS Community Hero Award winner and is an Inductee of the Canadian Queer Hall of Fame.

We are incredibly excited to have you back, Barb!!!

 

Pride Run & Walk is BACK!

That’s right, Pride Run & Walk 2016 is taking place on Sunday July 24th and this year we have a new location. The event is now going to take place at Sunset Beach, right by the Aquatic Centre.
This new location makes it much more accessible to all of our participants and we have a new 5km walk/run course that heads east along the seawall.

We hope you will find all the information you need on this site and should you have any further questions, please send us an email at contact-us@vancouverfrontrunners.org

See you at the start line!!!

 

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VFR Run the Vancouver Sun Run

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Huge congratulations to all of our members who participated in the Vancouver Sun Run on April 17th. It was a gorgeous day for a 10km run and a site worth seeing with over 50,000 participants at Canada’s largest start line.

Vancouver Frontrunners places 3rd in our category; “Non-Corporate & Non-Professional Club/Association” with an average speed of 47:03.

If you happen to see any of the following, wish them a job well done:

Gregg A, Kevin B, Michael R, Mark S, Laurie R, Marcus T, Brian K, Oliver C, Jag B, Dave H, Leifka V, Anna V and Paul J.

Well done everyone. Excellent job indeed.

VFR Listed as 1 of Top 13 Running Clubs in Vancouver

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I am beyond thrilled to see that Vancouver Frontrunners has been listed as one of the Top 13 running clubs in Vancouver by Vancity Buzz. We are the largest LGBT+ running club in Vancouver and welcome new guests to try us out for free.

We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming space for people of all genders, sexual orientation and abilities. We host an annual Pride Run & Walk event that garners over 500+ registrants. We’re also more than just a running club; we’re a very social club with dinners, brunches and monthly social events. What are you waiting for, come try us out!!!

Rohan Hare
President, Vancouver Frontrunners.

Article: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/04/vancouver-running-clubs/#

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VFR Social – April 2016

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VFR Members were treeated to a wonderful evening hosted by Gerry on April 9th and the evening was absolutely fabulous. We got to enjoy a lovely spread of food, great company, breathtaking views and plenty of wine.
Thanks Gerry, once again, for hosting such a lovely evening.

St Patrick’s 5KM Run

Join Vancouver Frontrunners on the St Patrick’s 5km run around Stanley Park for what we consider one of the best run’s in town. Not only is it a cruisy 5km course and over in no time, there’s beer waiting for you at the finish line.
Dressing up in green is encouraged and VFR team members will be supplied with some extra green bling.

When registering, join the team “Where’s the Finish” using the password: muf26wiw

Hopefully we’ll see you out there!

St Patricks 5km Race

Learn to Run 2016

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HIM is collaborating with Vancouver Frontrunners for an “all levels” introductory run/walk group designed to be a fun, motivational way to get out and meet other LGBTQ folks this Spring. The group will be led by experienced runners who know how to respect people’s personal limitations while motivating them to push themselves to the next level.  Participants are asked to commit to the full ten-week program of 3 sessions per week: Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The program has been designed by experts to gradually increase your stamina. Full details will be sent to you by email when you register.

 

Mon and Wed: 6:30 PM Roundhouse Community Centre

Saturdays 9:00 Am Brockton Oval, Stanley Park

Starts: Monday Feb 15th at Roundhouse!

Finishes: 10 weeks later! (not too late to join in progress, at least for the first few weeks!)

Signup by email: Leifka_Vissers@dal.ca or Register@checkhimout.ca

VFR Goes Snowshoeing

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Last Sunday (17th) we had our January social of snowshoeing where 11 brave Frontrunners were led by Jonathan through 3 hours of steep terrain at Cypress Mountain.
Following the trek we got to enjoy some yummy snacks and a well-deserved beverage. Thank you to Laurie and Leifka for organizing a fun afternoon! Below are some photos of the event.