Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, February 17, 2012 Page: 30 of 56
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"It was a horrible time to begin because
of the summer," he laughs, recalling the swel-
tering heat of 2011% record-breaking season."
But we had to prove this was not a dead or-
ganization. We welcome anyone who wants
to join us."
With a diverse group including some
straight members, Frontrunners meets at the
Robert E. Lee statue and then proceeds to the
Katy Trail. Groups can then walk or run in
their preferred direction, eventually meeting
back at the statue. Then it's off to breakfast.
Like any gay sports organization, Fron-
trunners also pushes the socializing aspect of
a club. Fellowship is a booster among those
working on their fitness levels. Local activist
Latisha McDaniel has met some of her per-
sonal goals as a member along with broaden-
ing her circle of friends.
"[Frontrunners has] been a great experi-
ence and has really increased my love of run-
ning," she says. "It has given me a new jump
start and a good way to meet new people."
McDanieJ even improved her fitness
level. She started with the walking group, but
has graduated to running and even surprised
herself with her abilities.
"I've participated in two races since join-
ing and about to run in another one," she
says. "\ did a few races in college but haven't
really done anything since moving to Dallas."
"We're not gonna scare people away
who like walking," Wang adds. "We always
make sure one person walks so others feel
fine to join in."
Wang intends for Frontrunners to be
much more than the weekly meetup. He's
used Facebook and Twitter to get the word
out on the group and to entice online mem-
bers to join them in person. He has had the
group participate as volunteers for the White
Rock Marathon as a water station team and
expect to repeat that this year. He also wants
to push the group into hosting Dallas' first
We're focusing hard on doing the first-
ever event," he says. "St. Louis has one and
we think that it could be an integral part of
our Pride festival. It would be a different way
to have and witness a different Pride involve-
ment. And We'd like to tie it in to an organiza-
tion and the race can be a viable fundraiser."
Although Wang would like to accom-
plish all this in 2012, it's more realistic to ex-
pect everything in place by Dallas Pride 2013.
In the meantime, the group hopes to expand
membership and enjoy the health and fellow-
ship that accompanies it. And for now, you
can join without paying membership dues.
"We're in the process of becoming a non-
profit and so we may have to charge in the fu-
ture," he admits, "but we expect it would be
very minimal. We don't want to push anyone
away." The only running away he wants to
see is on the trail.
For more information, visit Frontrunners
Dallas.org or meet up with them Saturday morn-
ings at 8:30 a.m. under the statue at Lee Park.
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