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24 May

Dublin Front Runners welcomes LGBTQ people of all skill levels to run together and #BeYourself

As part of the part of the #BeYourself campaign, not only do we highlight individuals that proudly encourage others to be themselves, but we have also highlighted groups, clubs and organizations that enable us as a community to be ourselves, build friendships with our peers and build upon our amazing LGBT+ community. Dublin Front Runners A.C., is a running club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans runners and friends & families of LGBT+. Read more about the club below.

About Dublin Front Runners Club:
Dublin Frontrunners A.C., was established in January 2005 as a running club for LGBTQ+. The club is affiliated with the international network of Frontrunner clubs around the world and is a member of the Athletics Association of Ireland. They also host their own annual Dublin Pride Run, which is a 5k fun Run held in the Phoenix Park Dublin.   
 
Is it for me?
They share a love of running, with a healthy and active social side. No matter what your athletic ability, you will find members/friends to run and train with. Runs are usually followed by a social breakfast or pub grub nearby. Dublin Frontrunners participate in competitive and non-competitive running events in Dublin, around the country and all over the world. You'll see them in the Annual Pride parade and they regularly hold their own social events and nights on the town, with weekends away (sometimes to run and sometimes just to have fun).
 
Member must be over 18 in order to join
 
Size of club:
The club was established in January 2005 and since then its grown to over 100 members, making it Ireland's largest LGBT sports group.
 
Where:
 
Running Times:  
 
- On Saturday mornings: 10am at the Papal Cross car park.
 
- On Wednesday evenings:
  • From October to March: 7.30pm at the entrance to Garda Headquarters on North Road.
  • From April to September: 7.30pm in the cricket grounds car park.
 
 
Costs:
Membership of the club costs €40, €17 of which goes to AAI for insurance and registration, membership runs from 1st Jan to 31st of December.
 
How to get involved:
For further information or to request a membership form you can email them at dublinfrontrunners@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can come along to one of the regular runs. They meet twice weekly in the Phoenix Park and are always happy to welcome new members.
 
Pride Run 2017
Each year Dublin Front runners organises a 5K pride run with the proceeds going to charity. After last year’s success and raising €17,000 for the LGBT Helpline the Dublin Pride Run committee decided to raise money this year not for 1 but 3 charities.
This year’s charities are HIV Ireland, Outhouse and ShoutOut! All the proceeds of the Dublin pride run will go towards these charities.
 
June 16th 2017 is the date for our 6th annual Pride and Registration has opened up.
 
To register, click here to sign up! 

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