Front Runners & Walkers F.L. eBlast - January 2019 - Club News, Events and Information
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Rainbow 5K 2019

Sponsored in part by

Front Runners & Walkers

Fort Lauderdale

Sun, Jan. 13th - 6:45AM

As one of our primary club events for the year every member who participates either by running or volunteering will receive 5 points for the new Workouts Incentives Participation program (see details below)  Members please wear your safety green Club Shirts on race day for our Club Picture as the 2019 shirts are not yet ready for distribution. I will also have some extra shirts available as well. Non-members and those who have not yet renewed please turn out as well for our club picture.
Please get involved either by registering for the run (discount code FRONTRUNNERS20195K) or by volunteering to help staff the "water-stop" we will be providing for participants.

**Runners, Walkers and Volunteers please meet at our booth the Pride Center by 6:45AM for a 7AM Photograph.
**PARKING will be at the Wilton Manors Public Services Lot just north of Poverello 2100 N Dixie Hwy - No Parking at the Pride Center itself.

January Social

Couch to 5K Graduation & Rainbow 5k Placers Celebration & Drawing

Sat., Jan. 19th from 7-9PM

The Grille/In the Garden Room

By John Hullihen & Sal Lopez
Social Coordinators
Just renovated and reopened his doors in 2018,The Grille on the Drive offers live shows, up scale dinner menu and great selection of drinks.
Let’s Kick Off the 2019 the way it should be, also this will be Graduation Day for those enrolled on the Couch to 5k Program, Runners & Walkers come and join us. We will also have a drawing for a prize. To be eligible for the drawing you will need to have accrued 9 WIP points (4 for registering your card + 5 for Rainbow 5K) BRING A FRIEND - Free Event

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...
Our incentives program is changing. Both runner and walkers will be in the same program. We are issuing membership cards to all paid members. Members should register their card by taking a picture of the QR code on the flipside of the card or by visiting the website listed there and saving the QR code to their phone screen.
Paid Members of FRWFL may participate in our WIP program by accruing points(punches) by the following means. Running/Walking 1 Point/3mi or 6000 steps (20pts/month max), Team Events(Running, Walking or Volunteering - 5 Points, also by Bringing Friends to the Run/Walk - 1 Point, etc.  Prizes will be awarded periodically, some by lottery for those actively participating and some by point leaders. Major prizes will be awarded at the Annual Banquet in May. The complete rules are listed on the members-only section of the website.
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
Alternative Sat Routes
On Sat, 1/12 we will try out alternative Saturday Routes. See them here:
Training Corner
Kick your workouts up a notch!

We repeat our supplemental hill training from last month.
Bridge Run/Hill Training
Tuesday, 1/22 @ 6PM
In Front of Runner's Depot
1489 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Core Training - Post Run
We will make this a regular event
on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

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 Race Coordinator  & Barry Roby, Asst RC
See our "Members Only" area for our discounts.

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 our next Team Event (worth 5 WIP points). 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

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

Saturday, March 5
St Patricks 10K Run/Walk

Sunday, March 10th
City Bikes Sprint Triathlon
This is a TEAM EVENT worth 5 WIP points. 

Saturday, March 23
2019 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival
This is a TEAM EVENT worth 5 WIP points. We are partnering with the Pride Center to keep the funds raised going to them. Please use the code: 
PC2019 This allows you to donate our registration to the Pride Center Team.

Saturday, March 23
Race for Women's Wellness Benefiting the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.  Verneshia Persaud has put together a FRWFL Team fundraising pageAlso we have a discount code which is available in our Members Only area.

Saturday, April 6th
38th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run
**Important Note** Registration for this event is on Tues, Jan 29th @ 6am and will be full by 6:01am.

Dining Schedule

By Tim Taylor, Dining Coordinator
Happy New Year! 

In December we revisited 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.   I have more for January so watch the calendar.  If you didn’t use yours the owner says to ignore the 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

New Board Members

Secretary: Chris Carbone. We are excited to have Chris onboard. He will be sending out our bi-weekly email reminders. He can be emailed here.
Webmaster: Lizbet Gonzalez. Liz is working diligently and has our new website ready to launch very soon. Reach her here.
Board Members carrying over....
President: Eric Runyan
Vice-President: Dennis Hill
Treasurer: Frank Zurek
Race Coordinator Asst: Barry Roby
Social Coodinators: Sal Lopez & John Hullihen
Dining Coordinator: Tim Taylor
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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