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Our own home page with background and contact info for prospective new members or people just browsing the web. Direct your friends, or anybody who asks about the club, to for general information. Based in Oakland, but Saturday run location varies. See web page for schedule. The Sacramento chapter of Frontrunners, and a “sister club” to BayLands. The center of the FrontRunner's universe. This site has the complete and up-to-date listing of all FrontRunner clubs in existence (and some just forming) around the world. Find out if there's a club in the city you're visiting. Learn the history of FrontRunners. Check out the schedule of Pride Runs. Get connected to other FrontRunners. Find it all on the extensive web site for International Frontrunners. The original FrontRunner club, formed over 30 years ago. They meet Saturday mornings at Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park . The FrontRunners club in San Jose. The group gathers for its outing every Saturday morning at the parking lot behind the Heritage Rose Garden. Their route runs through the Guadalupe River Park, near downtown San Jose.
 Local Running Clubs
BADR is a marathon-oriented running club with about 150 mostly lesbian and gay members. BADR started as a group of people training for Gay Games II in 1986. They encompass all speeds and age ranges and are in excellent source for those wishing to learn how to train for a marathon, as well as experienced marathoners wishing to find training runs. The Palo Alto Run Club participates in, supports, and produces both non-competitive and competitive group running events in Palo Alto Area and nearby communities. People of all ages, sexes, and walks of life are invited to join the club and participate in their running and non-running activites. Their scheduled group runs vary in length from just under 5 miles to 12 or more miles. The middle of the pack runs at about an 8-minute per mile pace, but there's a large spread. You can almost always find someone to run either slow or fast with.
 Race Listings
Find & register for running events, triathlons and cycling events, as well as 1000's of other activities. A comprehensive race directory with tools to find races based on date, location, distance, and price. A “Complete guide to running and racing.” Covers California and the western U.S. An online directory of race results, races and running clubs. Find the results of the race you ran, a race or running club in your area or a race or running club near a place you will visit. News, information, and advice for runners, from running equipment reviews to training techniques to races and marathons, at Runner's World. Running Times is the go-to source of information and inspiration for the dedicated, active runner and fan.
 Local Running Stores (updated Jan. 2011)
Location: 859 Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, (650) 325-9432. Formally called "The Runner's High".
Goettlemans Ryan's Sports Shop
Location: 1171 Homestead Road #125 in Santa Clara, (408) 985-6886. Location: 1125 Industrial Road in San Carlos, (650) 654-2603. Locations: 855 El Camino Real at Town and Country Village in Palo Alto, (650) 322-2939. Location: 511 E. Campbell Ave in Campbell, (408) 374-9307. Location: 429 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto, (650) 325-2048.
 Social Scene and Other Recreational Groups
A GLBT Bowling League. Meets Monday nights at 6:30pm at Moonlite Lanes in Santa Clara, CA. The staff is very LGBT-friendly, the atmosphere is very friendly and casual. A member of the International Gay Bowling Organization ( The South Bay's Lesbian & Gay Community Center, located in San Jose. It strives to be the community's premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness. DSSF promotes relationships through the shared interest of bicycling. The organization has been active since 1982. We generally recruit new dancers in August/September. Class meets on Wednesday nights. Each dancer chooses which dance position to learn, and you do NOT need to bring a partner. Square dancing is a great way to have fun, stay active (mentally and physically), and meet new people. After mastering a given level of calls, there are many opportunities to dance with other clubs in the Bay Area. There are also awesome opportunities to travel around the country going to square dance weekends, socializing, and seeing the sights. GLS's goal is to encourage the LGBT community to enjoy the great outdoors, appreciate the natural world, and preserve the environment. GLS offers a variety of outings (day hikes, camping trips, caving, rafting, skiing, bike rides, birding, etc.). ICU is a rotating social venue held on the thrid Friday of the month to share a couple of hours and a story or two from your hectic week, all while meeting others and supporting the local community. Group meets at various bars/restaurants in the Peninsula. The location changes monthly. The group's mission: To build a network of friends in the LGBTQ community, in a comfortable atmosphere where we can truly be "ourselves." The group meets a few times a month. Whether it is a dinner, BBQ's, literary night or a hike, we try to be eclectic with the events we choose, so everyone may have an opportunity to attend a meetup that is interesting for them. Liquid Therapy is a Bay Area LGBT social group. If you enjoy a cocktail after work on Friday's and like meeting other LGBT's this is the group for you. Meet the first Friday of each month, after work from 6-8pm. Venue changes each month. NCRD is a non-profit scuba diving club for the LGBT community and their friends. They have almost 200 members (roughly 60% men and 40% women) though out the Bay Area with a core membership of around 80 active members who share a passion for diving in California's magnificent kelp forests and for adventure travel. They sponsor a wide range of diving activities for their members. Queer Jitterbugs' mission is to hold big, ALL ages monthly swing dance, weekly swing classes (beginning and up), Jive Time (move swapping small dances), and to teach in the community. No partner is needed when joining their events. Provides an activities-oriented (volleyball, softball, rock climbing, ski and camping trips) environment that promotes camaraderie, adventure, physical fitness among gay men in the South Bay. SAGA is the San Francisco Bay Area's Gay and Lesbian ski, snowboard and recreation club. They provide opportunities for skiers and snow boarders to participate with each other in outdoor activities. They strive to promote friendship and participation among those with similiar interests and organize numerous ski trip to Lake Tahoe and out of state during the ski season, as well as summer trips with activities including hiking and water skiing. Enjoy playing some social bridge with people who are just learning bridge, and with some people who are "mentoring" these people, and with some other people who already know bridge. The emphasis is on having fun, and learning a little bridge in a fun and non-critical environment. SVGMC not only provides its members with a social outlet and an opportunity to perform beautiful music, they also have a commitment to community outreach and celebration. SVSL is the first league of its kind in Santa Clara Valley to provide an athletic recreational and social opportunity for gay and lesbian people of the greater San Jose area through participation in organized softball league competition. The league plays spring and summer seasons beginning in late March through mid July. SBVBC is a project of the DeFrank Community Center and welcomes LGBT and supportive straight folks in the south bay. SBVBC is committed to helping people achieve their goals in the sport, whether one wants to be a weekend recreational player or the die-hard competitor on a regional or national scale. Offers country-western dance instruction and open dancing to women, men and friends in the LGBT community. Sundance Saloon is open every Sunday for dance lessons at 6:00 - 7:30pm, followed by open country-western dancing until 11:00 PM. Sundance Saloon is located at 550 Barnsveld in South San Francisco. (21 and over with ID). WOTR is for active women in the Bay Area interested in weekly runs and coffee, etc. There are a few races thrown in for those who like to participate. Most, but not all, members are gay or bisexual. No membership dues or newsletter. Contact Terri at for more information.
 You Can Help - Volunteer Opportunities
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