Bristol Frontrunners

Next run: Wednesday 28 February 2024

About our group

Bristol Frontrunners, started in 2023, is a social running group aiming to provide a safe, accessible and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ people and friends to run, socialise, and have fun. 

Safe - running together, along suitable routes, with an experienced run leader able to deliver suitable warm-ups, main sessions, and cool-downs. 

Inclusive - of runners aged 16+, or aged 12+ accompanied by a parent or guardian, who identify as LGBTQ+ or as friends, with activities aimed to be multi-ability. Signposting for new runners who may not yet be ready to join our activities where we can't offer something to get you started. 

Accessible - meeting in central locations, usually a park, with transport links and facilities nearby. 

The club is part of RunTogether, a social running programme from England Athletics designed to provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for all and locally.

The 'Bristol Frontrunners' name is inspired by International Front Runners, an affiliation whose aims include to promote running and other sports activities for gender and sexually diverse people. We have applied to affiliate with International Front Runners. 

Run with us

Runs will only be advertised on RunTogether, here, where they will be led by an EA- licensed running coach. 

Where a licensed run coach isn't available, activities may still go ahead and will be advertised on our Strava club and Instagram, and may be led by an experienced runner actively leading the session or simply acting as a guide. 

We are currently organising:

  • A regular mid-week run of 5-7km, on a Wednesday evening, meeting in the centre of Queen Square, Bristol, 1845 for a 1900 start. Optional social at a nearby venue. 
  • Parkrun of the month, second Saturday at 0900, optional drink and/or breakfast at a café. Parkrun is a free community event where you can walk, run or spectate. The run is 5km.
  • Occasional Sunday longer runs of up to 10km, meeting point dependent on the route. For example, we may meet at Ashton Court Courtyard Café for a run to Leigh Woods and back. 
  • Occasional Thursday evening social events. 

Want to get involved? 

Please get in touch if you'd like to help us take the group forward, whether by joining the committee, organising social activities, or by leading run activities.

Use our contact form to get in touch.

Join our Strava club! 

Strava is much more than a tracking app – it’s a place for people to connect, stay motivated, and have some fun. You can connect with other Strava athletes through the platform, meet other athletes on the road or trails, and keep track of your fitness over time. Members can also create club discussions and engage in conversation, and this is where we'll post route maps for upcoming runs. See here to join our club. 

Contact Group

Meet our Team

Our locations

 
 

Statue of King William III, at the centre of Queen Square, Bristol

Ashton Court courtyard café, Bristol BS8 3PX

Victoria Park, Bristol (entrance near junction of Hill Street and Margate Street)

Newtown Park, Bristol, BS2 0AJ

Yatton railway station

Eastville Park car park, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6QL

Car park, Chew Magna