Hockey is for everyone
NCPR 4th 2019
NCPR 3rd 2018
Post-NCPR event with members of OFR, Galopins Montréal, and DC Front Runners
View of Parliament Hill from the Alexandra Bridge
Marcel in the Winterman race

Ottawa Frontrunners (OFR) is a running and walking club for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and friends. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, it is Canada’s national capital chapter of International Frontrunners. We have runners of various ages and skill levels and typically have groups going between 5 and 10 km (3 and 6 miles) at various paces. Walkers are also members of the club, consisting usually of runners on the injury list and partners or friends of runners.

For more information about Ottawa Frontrunners, including joining or out-of-town guests, please visit our about page. If you would like to join OFR, just show up to one of our runs or e-mail us at ofr@ottawafrontrunners.org.

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NOTICE: Given concerns over COVID-19, the OFR Executive has decided to postpone the club’s 17th anniversary potluck and fundraiser until we are given the all clear from public health authorities that it is safe to gather once again.

We will also be cancelling our weekly club runs until further notice. For those wishing to keep in touch, we have organized a virtual check-in with members on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 7:00 pm for all members and Friday nights from 6:00 to 6:30 pm for the women members only. José and Maya will initiate the call on these respective nights. For Zoom details send an email to ofr@ottawafrontrunners.org (José) or wmns@ottawafrontrunners.org (Maya).


  • Women’s* 5 km walk or run — Fridays: 3, 17, 24 April; 1, 8, 15, 29 May; 5, 12, 19, 26 June; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July; 7, 14, 21, 21, 28 August; 4, 11, 25 September; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October. *This event is open to all who identify as women, female-identifying, non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals.
  • 2020 Gatineau runs — Saturdays: 9 May; 13 June; 11 July; 8 August; 12 September; 10 October.
  • Out to Run commences 7 July 2020.
  • Earlier Saturdays: We will also optionally be starting Saturday runs earlier for runners wanting longer runs every week to allow runners to meet everyone for breakfast. We encourage members who are interested in doing the long runs to send an e-mail to ofr@ottawafrontrunners.org and we will put you in contact with one another.

Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL): To ensure that the club is not in violation of Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) that came into effect on 1 July 2014, we need to confirm that you wish to continue to receive emails from the club, its Executive committee, and its members. Please click on Yes, I wish to continue to receive messages from OFR, its Executive committee, and its members.