Ottawa Frontrunners (OFR) is a running and walking club for members of the Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (2SLGBTQ) community and friends. Located in Ottawa, 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 9 km (3 and 5.59 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The ParticipACTION blog “Breaking Down Barriers to Sport for 2SLGBTQ+ People” showcases the chair of the National Capital Pride Run (NCPR) and club member Cat G.
- Women’s* 5 km walk or run — Fridays: for details send an email to email@example.com. *This event is open to all who identify as women, female-identifying, non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals.
- 2023 Gatineau runs — Saturdays (routes): 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October.
5 km Out-to-Run (9-week) program: the start date TBD for 2023.
- Promote a healthy and active lifestyle for 2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies by make running accessible
- Expand and strengthen the membership of the Ottawa Frontrunners (OFR)
To provide a free 9-week Out-to-Run program that will prepare aspiring runners to do their first 5 km run. It will start with a run–walk program that incrementally builds the running and reduces the walking portions.
Includes two training sessions per week: Tuesday (6:30 pm) and Saturday (9:00 am). The Tuesday and Saturday sessions would be done in conjunction with the regular OFR runs and walks. A third day of the week is left up to the participant as homework.
All runs start runs start at the Lisgar Street entrance of City Hall.
Training details will be sent in advance of each session to the program participants so that they can complete the training on their own if unable to attend a session.
Start date: TBD for 2023.
Target 5 km race/run is the National Capital Pride Run (NCPR) 5 km.
|START DATE: TBD||END DATE: TBD|
|Week||Day 1: Tuesday||Day 2: Thursday (Homework)||Day 3: Saturday|
|1||Run 60 s, Walk 90 s, Repeat 8×||Run 60 s, Walk 90 s, Repeat 8×||Run 60 s, Walk 90 s, Repeat 8×|
|2||Run 90 s, Walk 120 s, Repeat 6×||Run 90 s, Walk 120 s, Repeat 6×||Run 90 s, Walk 120 s, Repeat 6×|
|3||Run 200 m, Walk 400 m, Repeat 2×||Run 200 m, Walk 400 m, Repeat 2×||Run 200 m, Walk 400 m, Repeat 2×|
|4||Run 400 m, Walk 200 m; Run 800 m, Walk 400 m; Run 400 m, Walk 200 m; Run 800 m, Walk 200 m||Run 400 m, Walk 200 m; Run 800 m, Walk 400 m; Run 400 m, Walk 200 m; Run 800 m, Walk 200 m||Run 400 m, Walk 200 m; Run 800 m, Walk 400 m; Run 400 m, Walk 200 m; Run 800 m, Walk 200 m|
|5||Run 800 m, Walk 400 m; Run 800 m, Walk 400 m; Run 800 m||Run 1200 m, Walk 800 m, Run 1200 m||Run 3200 m|
|6||Run 800 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1200 m, Walk 400 m; Run 800 m||Run 1600 m, Walk 400 m, Run 1600 m||Run 3600 m|
|7||Run 1000 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1200 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1000 m||Run 1800 m, Walk 400 m, Run 1800 m||Run 4000 m|
|8||Run 1200 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1300 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1200 m||Run 2000 m, Walk 500 m, Run 2000 m||Run 4500 m|
|9||Run 1400 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1400 m, Walk 400 m; Run 1400 m||Run 2300 m, Walk 400 m, Run 2300 m||Race Day: 5 km|
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. Note: to be added to the email list, you must have participated a minimum of three times in club activities. Please click on Yes, I wish to continue to receive messages from OFR, its Executive committee, and its members.