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 second 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 leisure centre, with both venues offering cubicled showers and gender neutral changing areas. Showers cost £1.70, and lockers use a refundable £1 coin deposit or token. After each run, we go to a nearby pub or cafe for food and drinks.  

6.00pm    Royal Commonwealth Pool



10.00am    Glenogle Swim Centre

Various run/walk routes . Showers and lockers available. 

Various run/walk routes . Showers and lockers available. 



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:

  • Following the latest government announcements we are pleased to announce to restart our recreational runs from the week commencing on 17th of May; Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm - from the Meadows (slower pace runs) or opposite the Holyrood park Road roundabout (longer runs) and Saturday Mornings at 10:00 am from Inverleith Park. Please come ready to run; no changing facilities or toilets available. Mandatory booking is required for each run; signup sheet can be found in our members Facebook group or by emailing us at .

  • "Zoom Hoose"social held every Wednesday evening from 8:00 pm onwards on Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 3956 2672 Passcode: efr

Club-organised social gatherings such as Saturday brunch and Wednesday pub social night remain SUSPENDED until further notice!

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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