Sunflower Striders Running Club
We offer weekly get-togethers where runners or walkers can offer or receive motivation to or from others to continue in their pursuit of physical and mental fitness. In recent years, the club has sponsored several annual fun runs including the Labor Your Legs on Labor Day Event and the Thanksgiving Day run around Lake Sherwood, and spring picnics. One of our largest events is hosting the annual Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon each January which provides funding for local charities. The Club has also provided funding for water fountains along the Shunga Trail and Lake Shawnee in addition to contributing to many other community service projects and activities.
If you would like to be a part of the Topeka Sunflower Striders Running Club, you can sign up today at . Annual individual memberships are only $21 and Family memberships are $26. Membership includes a discount at Garry Gribble's Running Sports, discounts on many local race entries, fun runs, and more! Consider signing up today! b
In the market for a jogging stroller?
We have a Striders member who is willing to part with a seven-year-old Baby Jogger II running stroller in good condition. If interested, please contact Jarod Waltner at jarodwaltner-AT-gmail-DOT-com.
4th of July Fun Run
Get Independence Day started on the right foot with an approximate 6 mile run around Lake Sherwood. The run is free and open to all! The run will begin Monday, July 4th at 7:30am at the Lake Sherwood swim beach off of Urish and Fountaindale. Please complete the participant waiver form and bring it with you.
Participation Waiver 2016
2016 Sunflower State Games
The 27th Annual Sunflower State Games is set to take place July 8-24 in Topeka and will feature 49 different events for all ages and skill levels. Approximately 9,000 athletes are expected to compete against participants from all four corners of the state. For more information or to Register for an event click HERE!
Take advantage of Registration Discount Days by visiting the following Topeka locations for $3 off Individual Sport Registrations or $15 off Team Sport Registrations:
Saturday, June 4th, 11-1 @ Jock's Nitch, Westridge Mall
Wednesday, June 15th, 4-7pm @ Hy-Vee, Wanamaker Rd
Wednesday, June 22nd, 4-7pm @ Wendy's, Wanamaker Rd
Monday, June 27th, 4-7 pm @ Jock's Nitch, Westridge Mall
Wednesday, June 29th, 4-7pm @ Old Chicago, Wanamaker Rd
Volunteers Needed for 2016 Sunflower State Games
The Sunflower State Games is searching for volunteers to lend a hand at the 27th Annual Sunflower State Games in July. Volunteers are an important key to the success of the Games. Those who generously give their time and energy are greatly appreciated by all participating athletes. Volunteers perform a variety of different tasks depending on the activity. Duties include checking in athletes at registration, timing and score keeping, pre-event preparation, traffic control and much more. All volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt. Sign up yourself or group to be a part of the largest multi-sport festival in Kansas! Click here to volunteer now!
Labor Your Legs this labor day!
Please join us in kicking off the fall season with a celebration of healthy and active lifestyles at the annual Labor Your Legs on labor day event! Meet area runners, walkers, bikers, triathletes, and general health enthusiasts! The event will take place along the Shunga Trail followed by a tasty breakfast following the workout. This is NOT a timed event! Everyone is invited from beginners to seasoned veterans. Bring your family! More event details coming soon!!
Searching For Your Next Race? Check Out This New App!
Run America is a new running application available on the Apple iOS and Google Android Markets for phones and tablets. It's free to download and no ads, for now! The app is a race finder and review site with over 300,000+ races and events that are pulled from API's which means they are constantly updating daily. More than 1,000 races are added per night. Once downloaded, you immediately can tap a race and it pulls them up near your current location. Also, you can filter them out based on the parameters provided. You can read reviews from other runners to get an idea of the area, city, hotels, medals, course and difficulty or write your own review. Download the app on Run-America.com.
Interested in Hosting a Race?
Planning a race is a monumental task. We know! Check out this helpful guide on how to plan a race and keep you on track. This guide will give you tips applicable to any type of race, of any distance. You can find a link to the guide under the "Resources" tab or simply download the guide HERE.
Team United Stars Track Club
Striders we would like to introduce you to our new friends that share the track with us on Tuesday nights. They are called Team United Stars Track Club. Their mission is to provide a structured environment for youth to develop confidence, increase their understanding of hard work, dedication, unity and academic success. The Team's vision is to unite every youth regardless of culture, ethnicity, origin, or socio-economic status and foster a foundation that is comprised of faith, academics and athleticism while impacting families and communities positively.
Coaches: Aaron Gardiner, Sasha Wallace, Ron Moore, Chris Brown, and Phong Nugyen
If you have any questions for the track club in terms of participation or sponsorship please contact Coach Gardiner
at email@example.com (785-845-0440).
Tuesday Night Interval Workouts at Washburn University
Spring Into Action and Improve Your Fitness!!! Join the Striders every Tuesday night at 6p at Washburn University's track in Moore Bowl. Enter the track at the North East corner. Warm-up at 5:45. A workout will be provided. However, what you do and the pace you do it at is up to you. Bring a friend! Walk, jog or run! Just come with a positive attitude and a desire to improve!
Run Top City
Run Top City with the Striders every Thursday night at 6PM. Runners and walkers of all speeds are welcome and no prior experience is needed. Courses my vary but all will begin from Garry Gribble's Running Sports - Topeka.
Runners will be responsible for own well being. Please dress appropriately for weather including reflective gear for darker runs. We will practice road safety and stay to the left side of the road (no battling cars for the right of way - the car will always win!).
Topeka-to-Auburn Half Marathon Featured on Active.com
Topeka-to-Auburn half marathon is hand-picked and featured on Active.com as a good early-season race in the Midwest!