Becoming A Member

Thanks for checking out Vancouver Frontrunners!

Vancouver Frontrunners (VFR) is a registered non-profit membership-funded society that provides a safe and friendly environment for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, their friends and allies to enjoy running and walking and a wide variety of social activities throughout each year. 2023 is our 40th year!

Before signing up as a member, we encourage you to drop in to one or two of our regular Wednesday or Saturday runs. Check us out! Like what you see? Annual memberships are only $15 (plus Eventbrite transaction fees)! Sign-up (or renew) for 2024 here; your membership lasts from now to December 31, 2024.

Our regular weekly runs are held rain-or-shine every week of the year:

  • Wednesdays – meet at Yaletown Roundhouse at 6:30 pm
  • Saturdays – meet at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park at 9:00 am

Check out Run With VFR for all the details.


In addition to participation in Saturday morning and Wednesday evening runs and walks, and running clinics, membership has its benefits:

  • Extra motivation to get out on those colder or showery days! VFR runs rain or shine, all year round. We’ll only cancel a run if conditions are dangerous such as when snow or ice is on the route.
  • Optional post-run/walk Saturday morning brunches or Wednesday evening dinners at a different restaurant each week. Have an off day? Be a Front-Diner that day, join us for the apres-run!
  • Our weekly member newsletter keeps you connected to last-minute run or programming changes, invites to social events, and much more.
  • Monthly VFR social events range from paddling to snowshoeing, curling to breweries, hiking,  skating, bowling, beach picnics and more!
  • Team participation in local and out-of-town races (including the fall Whistler 50-mile team relay, Vancouver Half/Full Marathon, Sun Run, and many more!)
  • Discounts on official club shirts/singlets.
  • 10% discount on shoes at our incredible Pride Run & Walk partner, Forerunners (Main street location only). Each year Forerunners on Main puts on a private VFR run, tech talk and shop event for us, complete with treats and other surprises!
  • Support with a bit of your time Vancouver’s annual Pride Run & Walk, a 5/10km race event for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, their friends and allies. VFR is the host and organizer of this charity race event. In recent years, we’ve raised over $157,000 for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth programs.
  • VFR is your club; we value everyone’s contribution – vote or stand for a position on the board at our December Annual General Meeting.


A modest membership fee covers our reasonable operational costs for our all-volunteer-run society.

Ready to join us? Our annual membership costs only $15 (plus Eventbrite transaction fees)! Sign-up (or renew) for 2024 here; your membership lasts from now to December 31, 2024.

No one will ever be turned away due to an inability to afford our fees – if we can lend you a hand, please write in complete confidence to