Spring is (finally) here!
A run/bike is being organized for this Memorial Day at Lake Shawnee. Load your bike, pack your shoes and join others this Monday at 7:30 AM at Tinman Circle for a run around beautiful Lake Shawnee followed by a 19 mile ride. Sounds like good prep for the upcoming Tinman Triathlon.
Topeka Sunflower Striders.... Support running in our community!
When: 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Where: 2729 S.E. Shawnee Drive
Race to the start: High school pulls for middle school team
Shawnee Heights high schoolers are pitching in to raise money by July 1 for a middle school cross country team. For more information on this amazing human interest story and ways to help, click here to read the article on
RRCA: Official Charity Announced for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday's Boston Marathon. Click here for more information
The club is currently taking orders for new club jackets. The jackets are pretty similar to our current jackets and will also include the club logo on the front and Sunflower Striders Running Club on the back. Cost should be between $35 and $40, depending on quantity ordered.
Brad Rhoden has sample sizes of small, medium, and large (XL is also available) of this jacket and he or another board member will have them available to try on at group runs until mid-May. We will place a one-time order shortly after that time. The Trainer Warm-up jackets will be purchased through GTM and can be viewed on the team side at the GTM (former Great Plains Running Co.) location. If you are unable to view/try on the jacket in person and you definitely want one, contact Brad with name, size, and phone number or if you have questions.
If you are itching to test out your new shoes sign up for one of the many local races that are occurring this month. (Click on race for more information)
Interval workouts every Tuesday at Washburn, 6PM
Interval training is an excellent way of regaining some of that speed lost over the winter, as well as increasing endurance capacity.
Check our interval workout schedule to see what each week has to offer.
You do not want to miss any of the workouts with the Striders!