...Come run/walk with us
and have fun...

About Us

  East Bay Front Runners is a group of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders and friends who get together to run and walk in scenic locations on the east side of San Francisco Bay every Saturday morning at 9:00.

We follow our exercise with brunch at one of several great local restaurants. Runners generally complete 3-7 miles and walkers complete 2-4 miles.

While the Saturday morning run/walk is our club’s staple, we also enjoy pot lucks, movie nights, museum tours, ballgames, wine tastings, and occasional weekend getaways.

We welcome people of all athletic abilities, from casual walker to competitive runner, and everyone in between. We take pride in being friendly and inviting, and we encourage you to come out and see for yourself.

Our running and walking events are non-competitive, self-paced, range from three to seven miles, and last 45 minutes to one hour. All paths and trails are easily accessible to runners and walkers alike.

2018 Board Members

Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D. - President

Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D.


Don Fritsche - Vice President

Don Fritsche

Vice President

Ann House - Secretary

Ann House


Wayne Ventus - Officer-at-large

Wayne Ventus


Terry Hudson

Terry Hudson


2018 Steering Committee Members



Women's Outreach

Vacant - Newsletter Editor


Newsletter Editor


 Membership in East Bay Front Runners and Walkers is open to everyone. EBFRW members have access to our Members Only Yahoo Group, members directory, and discounts at local partner businesses.

Front Runner's History

 The Front Runner phenomenon started right here in our own back yard, when a small group of gay friends gathered for a run near Golden Gate Park's south windmill in January 1974. What was to become San Francisco Frontrunners was born.

In 1980, Front Runners New York was launched, adopting the Front Runner name only after receiving permission from SFFR. More clubs formed thereafter in rapid succession.

Today there are about 100 Front Runner clubs around the world representing the diversity of the LGBT community.


Saturday Run

Bay Farm Island



Contact Us

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P.O. Box 71722
Oakland, CA 94612

Mission and Goal

East Bay Front Runners & Walkers is an all-volunteer, nonprofit running club whose mission is to promote the sports of running and walking and related athletic events for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community along with their allies and supporters. Our goal is to have fun, promote lifelong health and fitness for persons of all ages and levels of ability and to create community, camaraderie, and collaboration within the club and with other running organizations.
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