Front Runners & Walkers F.L. eBlast - December 2018 - Club News, Events and Information
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Holiday Soiree

Sat, Dec 8th, 7-9PM

Rhythm & Vine

401 NE 5th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale FL
By John Hullihen & Sal Lopez
Social Coordinators
Holiday Season is here and we are thrilled to invite you to our Holiday Party. 
This year we thought we needed to do something different, unique, where we can have fun, share some good time in a great ambiance with great food and awesome libations. We will also award the prizes for the Workout Incentive Program (WIP).
So putting all this together and because we all deserve a great moment that will last in our memories, come and join us!!!!!
  • Admission is $15 for Members and $20 for Friends/Guests. Click the button below to purchase tickets.
  • Remember to wear a festive holiday item (Antlers, ugly holiday sweater, etc.)
  • Bring 1 to 2 dozen cookies to share in our cookie exchange! Although homemade are best, if you are culinarily challenged bring what you can find at the market to share.
  • Finally about parking: There is some parking around the vacant lot at NE 5th Ave and NE 4th St. Carpooling is advised.
Buy Holiday Soiree Tickets
Running Q & A Clinic with
Don Wennerstrom of Running Wild
Wed, 12/5 @ 6:50PM
Bring Your Questions or email them if you are shy.

Join/Renew Today

Get all these great benefits:
  • Complementary Club Shirt
  • Members Only/Discounted Socials
  • Retail Gear Discounts
  • Race/Event Discounts
  • Dining Discounts Coming soon
  • and Health & Camaraderie of course...
We are forming a FRWFL Training Team for this Sprint Triathlon on 3/10/2019 ( .31 mi Swim, 11.5 mi Bike, 3.1 mi Run).
Click here to lean more.
Need to contact a fellow member? Like to find our what discounts are available to members for races and gear? Check out our new Members Only Area at
Email Eric or speak to a board member for the login username and password.

Need FRWFL Stuff?

Like an extra club shirt or tank top? Buy it in our Square Market
Purchase FRWFL logo Hats, Shirts, Coffee Mugs, etc from our Cafe Press Site
Alternate Route Days
for Holiday Pk

Each month we will Run/Walk the Riverwalk Route on:
  • The First Sunday &
  • The Third Wednesday
Next year is the 30th Anniversary of our Club in Fort Lauderdale. For the last three years, through sponsorship we have made club shirts available to all members for free. We intend to the do the same in 2019. But we would like this to be a limited edition anniversary shirt. We will produce just enough to cover our membership at the beginning of the year. Anyone who joins later in the year will still receive a free shirt. But it will be our current standard shirt. Why might this concern you?
We need a design. You need not be an artist. We have graphic designers who will help clean up your concept. Just sketch it out on paper and give it to any board member. The deadline is December 8th. The design must incorporate our current logo (seen above) as well. If we select your design you will be credited with a free annual membership. 1989-2019 
Coco & Barry's
Training Corner

Kick your workouts up a notch!
Bridge Run/Hill Training
Tuesday, 12/18 @ 6PM
In Front of Runner's Depot
1489 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

One benefit of uphill running training is that the muscles you use to overcome hills are the same ones you use for sprinting. As you build strength in uphill running, you also get faster. In other words, running the incline improves your speed by building strength and power and you run faster on flat ground. 

Core Training - Post Run
Wed, 12/12 @ 8PM
Wed, 12/19 @ 8PM

5-10 min core exercise session after our Wednesday run/walk. Bring a towel or mat!
Questions or Comments? Email us.

Race or Walk

Upcoming Events

By Jorge "Coco" Goytizolo, Race Coordinator Outgoing,  Kevin Cockrane, Race Coordinator Incoming & Barry Roby, Asst RC
See our "Members Only" area for our discounts.

Sunday, December 16th
Fort Lauderdale
Jingle Bell Jog
This fun 5K will include outfitting everyone with a Santa outfit to run in to add to the holiday cheer.  

Sunday, January 13th
At the Pride Center, Wilton Manors
Rainbow 5K - SEE Members-Only Website for the discount code
This is it!  Our signature race of the year:  a 5K run around Wilton Manors, and the graduation of our Couch to 5K team!  I'm already excited about this race.  And you all should be too!  Last year, we had a massive team turn-out, saw incredible individual race successes, and even made new friends and joined new members to our team! 

Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th
Miami FL
Tropical 5K and Miami Marathon

Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th
A1A - Fort Lauderdale
Publix A1A Fort Lauderdale Marathon
This is it.  The event of the season.  The A1A Marathon.  Last year, FRWFL dominated the event with the best water station and incredible set of volunteers and an incredible turnout of runners who collectively crushed the event.  The weekend starts on Saturday with a 5K race for our walkers and Couch to 5K teams.  And then concludes on Sunday with the Half- and Full Marathons

Running with Purpose:  Supporting our Community as a Team
But wait, there's more!  Beyond meeting your personal goals this race season, there's also great opportunities for Front Runners to help give back to meet broader community goals as well.  Building on the great success of the Boobie Bash, our very own Verneshia Persaud is looking for a few good folk to join her for two special running events to close out race season at the end of March.  Let's all join Verneshia and show a strong Front Runner's commitment to these worthy causes!

End February (date TBD):
Women in Distress Safety Run/Walk

Saturday, March 23:
Race for Women's Wellness Benefiting the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund

Dining Schedule

By Tim Taylor, Dining Coordinator
Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate!  Couch to 5K is off to the strongest start yet.  Our post run/walk meals are a great way to engage our new members and keep them coming back through the training program.  Please consider joining the meals during December to get to know these new folks. 

In November we tried another new place, Tekila Grill in Oakland Park.  They’ve given us buy one get one free coupons which were handed out at circle up the night they were scheduled.  Thanks to Frank and Larry for locating and getting the coupons.  I have more for December so watch the calendar.  If you didn’t use yours the owner says to ignore the November expiration date.   It’s also been common for her to provide complimentary pineapple tequila shots at the end of the meal.  Yummy!!

Please let me know if you find any other new venues that meet our requirements:  group seating, outdoor seating if possible, reasonable pricing, vegetarian options, free and ample parking, and close proximity to our run locations. 


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Board News


There were no contested races for our 2019 Officers. We wlll announce the 2019 FRWFL BOD at the Holiday Soiree.There are still a few positions/responsibilities we'd like to fill. email Eric if you can volunteer some time.
  • Webmaster
  • Volunteer Coodinator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Walking Coordinator
Remember, we welcome your feedback. Feel free to email Eric Runyan, club President or call 954-903-4383 with your thoughts. You may also click the button below to offer anonymous or signed feedback.
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