Forthcoming events

The listings for forthcoming events in January, Feburary and March has been updated and there’s lots to check out, with the Wellington  Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend, Round the Bays and the Wellington Pride Festival on the agenda.


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No run this Sunday (26 June)

Because of the Gazley Wellington Marathon, Wellington Frontrunners are taking a break this Sunday. Paul and Antony are doing the 10k and are planning to head to Espressoholic Café on Cuba St about 11am.

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The rainbow flag

After the tragedy of the shootings at Orlando, the rainbow flag is a powerful symbol of a more peaceful, tolerant and understanding world.


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Rainbow Fun Triathlon

The Rainbow Fun Triathlon is on this Saturday (5 March) and it looks like we’ll have 6 or 7 teams. Register by Thursday 5pm if you’re interested. The registration page is on We also need some volunteers if you’re free to help. Contact Richard from DSW ( if you’re available (9.30-11.30am this Saturday). The individual participants will be emailed on Friday once the teams are put together.

Because of the Triathlon this Saturday, we’ve decided not to hold this Sunday’s usual run.

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Change of venue for run (21 Feb)

Round the Bays is on tomorrow (Sunday 21 February), making access to our normal starting point at the Freyberg Pool inaccessible.

For those who aren’t doing Round the Bays this year – which I think is many of us – we’re going to start from someone completely different!

We’re going to start from the Huia Pool, Huia St, off Laings Rd, in Lower Hutt. (…/Swimming-pools-and…/Huia-pool/)

Same gathering time of 9am and we’ll set off at 9.10, probably heading to a Petone café afterwards.

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Change of venue for Sunday run (31 Jan 2016)

Because of the Ocean Challenge Sea Swim occurring on Sunday morning and the difficulty of getting parking on Oriental Parade, the start point for this Sunday’s run (31 January 2016) will be the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie, usual time 9am.

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Rainbow Fun Triathlon

rft.jpg10am-12pm Saturday 5 March
(Rain date: Sunday 6 March)

Hosted by DSW and Wellington Frontrunners

Get out and proud at the inaugural Rainbow Fun Triathlon will be held on Saturday 5 March 2016 as a part of the Wellington Pride Festival.  It features an 800m sea swim, 10km bicycle ride and 5km run, with teams of up to three people undertaking the three sections.

DSW Swim Club and Wellington Frontrunners will create the teams from the registrations.

The focus is on fun rather than competition. It will start from Freyberg Beach at 10am, with a briefing at 9.30am.  We’ll head to a local café afterwards for lunch and a beer.

Registrations close on 27 February.

To register visit:

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Proud to Play running registrations open


Registrations for the running event with the Proud to Play LGBTI tournament in Auckland on 14 Feb 2016 have finally opened. The event is being run in conjunction with the Albany Lakes Summer Series, which is on Auckland’s North Shore. The registration fee is $30. There is either a 5km or 10km option. Unfortunately the race starts at 8am! More information here:

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Queer history in the making: A show and tell community event

The Lesbian and Gay Archives are organising a “show and tell event” for rainbow community organisations. The event will be held at the National Library on Saturday 12 September 2015 from 11am to 3pm and Wellington Frontrunners will be represented. See you there!  (


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Rainbow Team Wellington launch

Calling all Frontrunners and supporters.

This is to let you know about the Rainbow Team Wellington Launch Event on Friday 14 August, 5.30-7.30pm at the Fringe Bar, Allen St

Rainbow Team Wellington is an organisation aiming to unite Wellington’s LGBTI Sport and Recreation Clubs.

We’re having our launch event on Friday 14 August, and all clubs, members, supporters at friends are welcome.

We’ll have short speeches of welcome from 6pm.

Our website is at
and if you have questions, email Richard at

Hope to see you there!

Best wishes – Richard Arnold & Simon Button (RTW Conveners); Mari North, Phillip Orth, Geoff Melvin, Virginia Parker-Bowles, Kevin Haunui, Martin Kaulback, Antony Paltridge (RTW Committee)

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