Austin Front Runners (formerly Capital City Front Runners) is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered running group open to all fitness levels from walkers to experienced marathoners.
We meet three times a week (Tuesday and
Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings) on the trail that
circles Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. Our starting point is under
the Mopac Bridge on the north shore of the lake near the stretching
area. We start arriving about 15 minutes early to stretch and warm up
before our run. The runs vary in length from 3-10 miles. The three-mile loop is a run from Mopac to the Pfluger Pedestrian bridge and
back. The four-mile loop is from Mopac to the South First street bridge and back. The five-mile loop is from Mopac to the Congress Avenue bridge and back.
Seven miles is a loop from Mopac to the I-35 bridge and back. The
10-mile loop is a run from Mopac to the Longhorn Dam. (A lot of runners think the prettiest parts of the trail are on the east side of I-35.)
The focus of the club is to
bring GLBT runners together to support one another and network within
our community. We have a great camaraderie and welcome all to the
group. We also participate in local running events and may pick one
race a month to focus our training on. Other than that there is very
little competition in the group; we mostly offer one another friendly
support. The club has been around for over ten years in various forms.
After our Tuesday and Saturday runs we meet at a
local restaurant for networking. We also meet once or twice a
month for a social event (movie, bowling, potluck, etc.). Check out our calendar for upcoming events or our newsletter archives to see
all of the activities we've been up to!