All are welcome to join the OutRunners Columbus.

The Who & Why

Established in 2018, The OutRunners bring together LGBTQIA runners in Columbus, Ohio. We are affiliated with FrontRunners International. Our goal is to provide positive experiences for our members and allies through running, walking, and club events in a friendly and supportive group. Some of our members regularly run races from 5k up to ultra-marathon distances. Others might have different goals such as miles in a week, month, year or completing non-racing challenges, but overall, we aim to improve our fitness and have fRUN together.

The What, When, & Where


  • Tuesday evening in Worthington: Meet at Whitney Playground where Whitney Ave dead-ends at 6:00 PM. Generally 1-6 miles, on the Olentangy Trail or in the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Wednesday morning in Grandview: Meet at the entrance to Esporta Fitness, 850 Goodale Blvd, at 6:00 AM for a run through the quite streets of Grandview. Generally 1-6 miles

  • Saturday longer run: This group meets at 7:30 AM and rotates through various locations in the Columbus area. While there is a set route by the run leader, choose a distance that's right for you! Some might run a couple miles, others might run 20+. All are welcome to gather for a post run bite to eat at a nearby restaurant.

  • ALL paces are welcome at ALL ORC group runs

  • We also participate in local races in the spirit of athletic development and friendly competition. Regularly scheduled group run might be adjusted due to those events.

Social Activities

  • Happy Hours: Stay tuned for a new format.

  • Annual Party: Because we're a real club.

  • Anniversary Run: Because clubs have birthdays, too.

  • fRUN Week: Because we like to have fRUN.

  • fRUN Day: Because we like to have even more fRUN.

  • Jingle Bell runs: Because we spread December cheer.