GA Voice

Spring Queer Sports Return to Atlanta

- Katie Burkholder

As the weather warms up, outdoor sports return to the city. This season brings with it special events across Atlanta's sports teams, from LGBTQ clubs to pro teams.

Beer Run: Front Runners APRIL 24, 6:30PM VICTORY SANDWICH BAR

On the last Wednesday of the month, Front Runners meets at a local brewery or bar after the run! The routes are generally three to six miles long, starting at Cunard Memorial Playground and ending this month at Victory Sandwich Bar. The run is open to everybody, regardless of pace or athletic ability.

Purple Dress Run: Atlanta Bucks Rugby APRIL 27, 11:45AM VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Your ticket gets you 11 drinks across five of Atlanta's favorite LGBTQ bars in this bar crawl benefittin­g Atlanta Bucks Rugby as they prepare to go to Rome, Italy, to play in the Bingham Cup. The route also includes The Eagle, Oscar's, The Nook, Blake's on the Park, and My Sister's Room. Tickets are $45 at atlantabuc­

Beer Bust: Front Runners APRIL 27, 6PM MY SISTER’S ROOM

Get ready for a night of fun, music, and of course, plenty of beer, all benefittin­g Front

Runners! Tickets via Eventbrite.

Beach Peach Tournament MAY 25-26 VARIOUS LOCATIONS

LGBTQ softball teams from across the country come to Atlanta Memorial Day weekend for the most anticipate­d tournament of the year. Learn more at bigpeachto­urnament. sportsengi­

Braves Country 5k JUNE 1, 7:30AM TRUIST PARK

Join Front Runners at this year's Braves Country 5k. The course will take you through the streets surroundin­g Truist Park, before heading back to the ballpark to cross the finish line on the field! Your registrati­on gets you a commemorat­ive t-shirt! Registrati­on begins at $25 at mlb. com/braves/fans/experience­s-and-merchandis­e/ braves-country-5k.

Atlanta Pride Run 5k JUNE 2, 8AM PIEDMONT PARK

The Atlanta Pride Run provides a safe space for ALL to explore the world and be their true self, all benefittin­g local organizati­ons fighting against HIV and AIDS. Runners, walkers, and supporters can expect a place of acceptance, safety, and respect. Register at frontrunne­

Pride Night: Atlanta Dream JUNE 2, 3PM THE GATEWAY CENTER

The Dream Pride game, where the Dream will take on the Connecticu­t Sun, will celebrate contributi­ons from LGBTQ Georgians, spotlight local LGBTQ organizati­ons, and share special Dream Pride swag items – plus, a portion of all ticket proceeds will support the OUT Georgia Impact Fund. Sign up for ticket pre-sale at

Pride Night: Atlanta United JUNE 2, 4:30PM MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM

Join Atlanta United as they take on Charlotte FC and celebrate Pride month. Your ticket includes a limited-edition Pride towel and a $5 donation to Lost-N-Found Youth. Tickets at

Pride Night: Atlanta Braves JUNE 18, 7:20PM TRUIST PARK

Not only will you get to see the Braves take on the Detroit Tigers, you'll also get access to a pre-game Pride party at the Coca-Cola Roxy at 5:20pm and a Braves Pride t-shirt – plus, every ticket includes a $4 donation to the OUT Georgia Impact Fund. Tickets at

 ?? PHOTO BY RUSS BOWEN-YOUNGBLOOD ?? Pride Night: Atlanta Braves

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