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Sunflower Striders Running Club

The Topeka Sunflower Striders Running Club is a non-profit organization committed to the overall health and well-being of all who engage in physical activity. The Sunflower Striders Running Club encourages running, walking, or any other form of physical activity with the focus being the mental, physical and social well-being of its members.

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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 https://squareup.com/market/sunflower-striders-running-club .  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!

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.  Please join us at Topeka West Track on Tuesday nights at 6pm to cheer and encourage these amazing athletes!

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 teamustartrackclub@gmail.com (785-845-0440).

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Tuesday Night Interval Workouts

Spring Into Action and Improve Your Fitness!!!  Join the Striders every Tuesday night at 6p at the Topeka West High School Track located at 21st and Belle.  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!

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2016 Members

Tom & Joleen Arnhold
Stacie Baquero
John & Lila Bartel
Zach & Brianna Beach
George Bernheimer
Lana & Bob Best
Lynette Biehler
Ben Bradshaw
Kevin Brown
Nick Buek
Dale Channel
Rudy Chavez
Scott & Rebecca Cole
Chris Cozadd
Kathleen Deeter
Heiko Detlefsen
Mary Anne & Jared Durall
Jim & Ethel Edwards
Mark Elliott
Neal & Karen Farron
Dana Ferrell
Mimi Gardner
Larry & Elaine Gill
Artie Gonzales
James & Linda Griffin
Cheryl Haefele
Marcia Henderson
Karla Huffman
Sarah Hunter
Jeff Huss
Doug & Dorthy IIiff
Steve Ingersoll
Kenneth & Barbara Jessop
Kevin Kulm
Matthew Ledell
Myron & Tandy Leinwetter
Jan W Leuenberger
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Candi Meerpohl
Justin and Vanessa Moss
Tracie Neill
Dave Newbery
Tim & Meredith Owen
Nancy Perih
Carley Pert
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Claire Phillips
Gary Pratt
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson
Donna Romans
Tanya & Dave Scott
Eric & Vicki Smith
Robert, Nici, Angelica Soria
Lon Stanton
Charles & Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Ken/Jan Tillery/Escola
Kermit Trout
Roger Underwood
Vossler & Lynette St Vicki
Joe Wagenblast
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
Israel Wasserstein
Les Watson
Jane Weiler
Frank Weinhold
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger
Kathi/Sue West/Hamlin

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Upcoming Events
Cinco De Mayo 5-Que (5K) May 07, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Guadalupe Center, 1015 Ave Cesar E Chavez, Kansas City Missouri
Amputee Blade Runners 5K May 07, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Meriden Middle School, Meriden Kansas
Blue River Valley Jolly Jogathon Track Meet Jun 05, 2016 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM — Marysville High School Track, Marysville, KS
Sunflower State Games Track & Field Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 09, 2016
Sunflower State Games 5K & 10K Jul 09, 2016 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Lake Shawnee; Reynolds Lodge, Topeka, KS
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