Membership is open to all, regardless of age, gender identity or expression, sexuality or running ability. Edinburgh Frontrunners is the UK's seventh and Scotland's first Frontrunners club, and part of an international collection of Frontrunners groups with branches in over 100 cities around the world!


A running club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and straight friends. 

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We hold two recreational club runs each week, on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. All runs depart from a park, and due the location of the venues chosen as a consequence of being compliant with local Covid protocols and regulations there are currently no showers, lockers or changing rooms available at either of the venues. After each run, we go to a nearby pub or cafe for food and drinks.  



               6.30pm     Holyrood Park                            (at the fountain just inside the Commonwealth Pool end of the park)

          10.00am    Inverleith Park                (by the flag pole at the top of the hill overlooking the pond)

Various run/walk routes. Showers and lockers  currently unavailable. 

Various run/walk routes. Showers and lockers currently unavailable. 




It goes without saying that it is very important, now more than ever to stay safe, healthy and well informed as we find ourselves in this uncertain time of a global Coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

As a consequence we were forced to adjust and modify all club activities to stay in line with government guidelines and regulations, prevent the spread of Covid-19 and create a safe environment for all club members.


Please make sure to regularly refer to our social media channels for the most up-to-date information relating to the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on EFR and our club activities. Please also ensure to follow and respect all the relevant government guidelines. This can be found by heading to

With that in mind we would like to politely ask you to only show up for any future group runs or other activities if you are feeling healthy and do not have any symptoms of Coronavirus or if you have not been in contact with anyone that has been tested positive for Coronavirus as this will ensure you are keeping yourself as well as others around you safe.

What to do if you have Coronavirus?

If you have developed the commonly known symptoms in the last 7 days, you are still required to self-isolate at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms and arrange to be tested as soon as possible. Do not meet up with any individuals outside your household. You should remain at home until you get the result of the test, and then follow the advice you will be given based on the result. If still unsure or if seeking further information visit

The entire EFR Committee would like to thank-you for your understanding and cooperation in this uncertain times.



Based on the necessary amendments made to comply with Covid-19 regulations, our club current activities are as follows:

  • Please note there is currently no Learn To Run program happening within the club.

Two weekly club-organised social gatherings: Wednesday after run pub social night at The Auld Hoose and Saturday after run brunch at Di Giorgio.

Our social media channels contain the most up-to-date information including any sudden changes or adjustments relating to all club activities and events.


Seeing as Edinburgh Frontrunners is primarily a recreational and social running group that aims to provide a safe and welcoming running club environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex runners and straight friends, diversity is very important to us, therefore understanding and becoming familiar with key concepts of diversity is essential for anyone that might be considering to join our group. The Diversity section of this website helps further explain what EFR stands for and everyone is encouraged to read it.

EFR's Gender Mix is ace!

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