Newcastle Frontrunners is Newcastle’s biggest inclusive running club which welcomes all sections of the community, with an emphasis on
the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities and their allies. Our first annual run started out as a Gay 5K back in 2012 being renamed as the LGBT5k the following year. As entrants increased it morphed into the LGBT5k Festival of Running with our first children's race and a relay in addition to the traditional 5k back in 2018. In 2020 the event became virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic but after celebrating our 10th anniversary with an in-person event in 2021, we have continued to successfully host in-person events on the opening night of Northern Pride weekend. Adults (inc. those age 11 and over on race day) are invited to run in the 5k, while children can enter the 1 mile race.