In The South

New LGBT+ running group for the city

Besi Besemar October 6, 2018

Keen group of local runners feel Brighton and Hove is in need of a brand new LGBT+ running group – the result is Brighton and Hove FrontRunners.

THIS new group is hoping to become affiliated to FrontRunners (an international organisation that promotes the sports of running, walking and related athletic activities for LGBT+ people and their allies). In the UK, there are eight other FrontRunners groups.

An important part of this new group, is the social element of running.  This makes starting out as a beginner less intimidating and the organisers hope, as the group grows, they will extend their activities to include post run coffee, drinks and social events.

They currently meet weekly on a Wednesday evening at 7pm at the back of King Alfred Leisure Centre, beach side, for a relaxed 3km run or a second lap making it 6km for those who feel inclined.

As their numbers grow they are hoping to extend this to run a number of groups from complete beginners to those wanting to get quicker and improve upon their race ‘personal best’.

Their primary aim is inclusivity first and foremost, alongside offering the opportunity to get fit, move more and have fun.

Organisers are also liaising with BLAGSS Running group who have running sessions on other days of the week. For information about BLAGSS running group click here: 

To join Brighton and Hove Front Runners or just to find out a bit more information like their Facebook page for more information and event details for each weekly run.

Alternatively you can email them on or check their Instagram account on : brightonandhovefrontrunners – and they will get back to you.

This new group is very much in the early stages of getting set up and established so would love new members to join them, see what they are all about, and help them grow.  They look forward to hearing from you!