In-person group runs begin May 1! All paces welcome.

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

GROUP RUNS

  • Tuesday evening in Worthington: Meet at Whitney Playground where Whitney Ave dead-ends at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 start. Led by Danny. Generally 1-5 miles, on the Olentangy Trail or in the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Wednesday morning in Grandview: Meet at the entrance to LA Fitness, 850 Goodale Blvd, at 6:30 am for a run through the quite streets of Grandview. Generally 1-5 miles

  • Saturday longer run: This group meets at 9 am and rotates through various metro parks in the Columbus area. Any distance that's right for you! Some might run a couple miles, others might run 20+.

  • ALL paces are welcome at ORC group runs

  • We also participate in local races in the spirit of athletic development and friendly competition.

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.