Being on the SFFR Team
FrontRunners can be viewed as many things… An exercise group, a social club, or even a dating pool, but it benefits most from one, underlying thing: We are a team.
Yes, running tends to be more of a solitary sport, but we still find a sense of being a team during races, regular runs/walks, and even outside of the world of running/walking. Our sense of team is strengthened by the other bonds we share, whether it be supporting or being LGBT people, loving being outdoors and being in the Bay Area, or even the sense of the desire to create and enhance our community.
We all benefit from being on this team and supporting one another. The SF FrontRunners team can be a source of fun, a network of ideas and support, a well-oiled machine that organizes and participates in important community events, or even a place to unwind and let out your frustrations in a trusting space.
We can all see how we benefit from being on the team, but how do we build it to become stronger and how do we show our support for one another?
There are many ways to build up the team and support our fellow teammates. We can participate in events, share ideas, be there for one another, and make an effort to be open to change.
We can support our runners at events, such as our relay team, who will once again be competing this coming weekend in the 199 mile Calistoga to Santa Cruz Relay.
We can work hard and volunteer time to raise funds both for FrontRunners and charities, such as Larkin Street Youth Services, our 2013 Pride Run Beneficiary.
We can don our new team uniforms and march in the Pride Parade on our first-ever FrontRunners float, promoting our team and ideas to thousands of people.
We can find ways to celebrate our upcoming 40 years of being a club, honoring great traditions and adding fresh ideas and new life as well.
We can volunteer at an event, such as the upcoming SFFR Water Station during the SF Marathon in June, showing our support for fellow FrontRunners and runners in general. As part of a running and walking team, it is crucial to show support for all runners/walkers, especially in the wake of the recent events in Boston.
It goes without saying that our team’s strength relies on every member putting effort into making the team strong, so consider what you bring to FrontRunners, and how you can help contribute to your team.
See you soon!