Pride Run

The Winnipeg FrontRunners Pride Run is a fun, non-competitive running or walking event open to all members of the LGBTTQ* community and their supporters. The run starts and ends at the Forks festival site in the heart of Winnipeg. We welcome participants of all abilities - if you have any questions about the event or the course please contact us.

The Winnipeg Pride Run is organized by a volunteer committee. Money raised by the event is used to pay event expenses and make donations to Reaching Out Winnipeg. Committee members are not paid for their time. 

2016 Summary of Revenues and Expenses

Theme

The theme for our Pride Run is "Pride Moves".  We’re open to runners, walkers and participants of all abilities and experience levels. Just bring your most colourful outfit and your positive, Pride-filled energy. We’ll give you a free t-shirt, too!

Fundraising

This year we’re fundraising for Reaching Out Winnipeg (ROW), a local organization that sponsors and supports sexual and gender minority (SGM) refugees and newcomers. In 2016 we raised $2,000 for ROW.

sponsorship

Sponsors help make our event possible! If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities download our sponsorship package. We'd be happy to find a sponsorship package that is right for you.

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag #wpgpriderun.

My partner and I had committed to running a 5k before the summer. She had run a few races before, but I was pretty intimidated. I had never run at all before, except maybe to catch a bus. Finding out that the Pride Run was doing a Learn to Run program was such a welcome surprise! I loved having a beginners group to be accountable to every week - it actually made committing to training enjoyable. I could feel my progress from week to week, and felt more and more confident that a 5k was something I could handle. The beautiful routes around the Forks didn’t hurt either!
On race day, I was still a little nervous, but the easy-going atmosphere and the always-energetic volunteers along the route made the run go by in no time. I can’t imagine a better way to start off Pride week than crossing that finish line all sweaty, exhausted, and super proud of myself.
I’m so grateful to the organizers for providing a welcoming space for queers and allies of all athletic abilities to learn to love running. I’ve already set my sights on a 10k for the fall! Can’t wait to enlist all my friends for next year’s run :)
— Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt