Our Future


Our Scholarship Fund

Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago is committed to supporting and nurturing LGBTQ athletes on both their running and their personal journeys. We believe that running, particularly running as part of a team, and the camaraderie experienced with members of the club can have an extraordinarily positive impact on the lives of LGBT people. We also understand, however, that their are costs associated with running (membership dues, race entry fees, running shoes, and more). Our FRFW Chicago Scholarship Fund is designed to alleviate some of these costs for LGBTQ athletes who want to experience all that FRFW Chicago can offer. In the past, the scholarship fund has been used to cover membership dues, registration fees to events such as Proud to Run, travel stipends to attend races in other cities, and even gear. We are always looking to increase the amount of money in the scholarship fund so that we can support even more LGBT athletes in their journey. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please click here.

Sponsorship to the Paris Gay Games, August 2018

We are currently planning to sponsor an active FRFW Chicago member to the Paris Gay Games in August 2018 to participate in at least 2 of the available running events (5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, marathon). This scholarship will pay the participant’s Chicago-Paris roundtrip airfare, local transportation in Paris, and all event entry fees including opening and closing ceremonies.  Hosted housing will be arranged through Paris Frontrunners.

To apply for the Paris Gay Games scholarship, please click this link to download the fillable PDF application. Please email the completed application to info@FRFWChicago.org