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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 $20 and Family memberships are $25.  Membership includes a discount at Garry Gribble's Running Sports, discounts on many local race entries, fun runs, and more!  Consider signing up today!

As the Crow Flies Fun Run

Join us Saturday, June 17th at 7:30 am for a FREE fun run hosted by Garry Gribbles Running Sports and The Sunflower Striders!  The run is an out-and-back run leaving from Garry Gribbles in Topeka to Burnett's Mound in an "as the crow flies" fashion utilizing any route you wish to take to get there.  A typical route is approximately 6 miles round trip. Transportation will be available at Burnett's Mound if you choose to run/walk half of the route.

Lake Sherwood 4th of July Run

The 32nd Annual 4th of July Run at Lake Sherwood will begin at 7:30am.  The race is free and open to all runners and walkers.  Although the race is free, a completed entry and waiver form is required before you can participate.  We ask that you complete the registration form early to avoid confusion on race day however, forms will be available on race day.  Click HERE for the form. 

Completed forms may be emailed to n.weiser@cox.net or mailed to:
Norma Weiser
3941 SW Garden Lane
Topeka, KS  66614

Volunteers Needed For The Sunflower State Games Cauldron Run

We are needing volunteers for the 28th Annual Sunflower State Games Cauldron Run Saturday, July 15th from 6:30am-10:00am at Lake Shawnee.  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.  If you're interested in volunteering, please call 785-235-2295 or visit www.sunflowergames.com.

Tuesday Night Track Workouts At Washburn University

Spring track workouts are back!  Workouts will begin at 6:00 pm at the Washburn University Track.  Warmup will begin at 5:45.  This is a great opportunity to build on your speedwork.  A workout will be provided.  However, what you do and pace is up to you!

New Year's Day Run and Potluck

Thanks to everyone that came out for the New Year's Day Run and Potluck.

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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.

Run Top City Thursdays

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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2017 Members

Miguel Arellano
Tom & Joleen Arnhold
Mike Baker
Stacie Baquero
John & Lila Bartel
Zach & Brianna Beach
John & Lettitia Bernard
George Bernheimer
Bre Berroth
Mckensie Bevins
Lana & Bob Best
Lynette Biehler
Holly Blick
Ben Bradshaw
Kevin Brown
Anthony Bryan
Nick Buek
David Burgoon
Suzanne Burris
Michelle Carson
Dale Channel
Rudy Chavez
Debra Christian
Brad & Pam Clark
Scott & Rebecca Cole
Andrew Connery
Scott Cook
Chris Cozadd
Cassie Criger
Christine Cunningham
Kathleen Deeter
Lizette De La Pena-Goldsmith
Rick Deibert
Heiko Detlefsen
Joshua Devlin
Mary Anne & Jared Durall
Jim & Ethel Edwards
Patrick Eldringhoff
Joseph Eldringhoff
Mark Elliott
Michael Erwin
Taylor Evans
Neal & Karen Farron
Heather Fay
Dana Ferrell
Mark Fisher
Jack Galan
J.C. Garcia
Mimi Gardner
Shaun Gardner
Larry & Elaine Gill
Angie Gleason
Artie Gonzales
Lindsay Gress
James & Linda Griffin
Cheryl Haefele
Ryan Haefke
Roger Hambold
Micah and Meagan Hawkinson
Kristen Hearrell
Marcia Henderson
Kiley Hickock
Misty Hight
Laura Hoerman
Karla Huffman
Sarah Hunter
Jeff Huss
Patty Hylton
Doug & Dorthy IIiff
Steve Ingersoll
Matthew Ishkanian
Michael Jamison
Kenneth & Barbara Jessop
Jamie Kim
Ashley Koch
Kevin Kulm
Daniel Kurtz
Clay Lang
Dennis Lawlor
Matthew Ledell
Myron & Tandy Leinwetter
Jan W Leuenberger
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Rebaecca Litvak
Phillip Livingston and Eun Jin Kim
Cassie Madden
Jamie Mauer
Steve McGaughey
Candi Meerpohl
Abby Moore
Justin and Vanessa Moss
Tracie Neill
Dave Newbery
LeTiffany Obozele
Tim & Meredith Owen
Tim Ortiz
Nancy Perth
Carley Pert
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Claire Phillips
Gary Pratt
Tony Rake
Jory Reedy
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Bethany Richardson
Lesa and Rick Roberts/Beattie
Angela Roberson
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson-Evans
Donna Romans
Brent, Luke, Isaiah, Rebekah, Gabe Roper
Kjrsten Ruch
Elena Rusche
Sean Rutter
Suzanne Sawyer-Burris
Steve Sell
Jacob & Sheena Schmidtlein
Tim Schmitz
Monica Schragg
Joe Schragg
Peg Schultz
Tanya & Dave Scott
Debbie Simecka
Eric & Vicki Smith
Monica Smith
Rashawn Smith
Robert, Nici, Angelica Soria
Doug & Kathy Stacken
Lon Stanton
Charles & Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Liatris Studer
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Michelle Terry
Kristen Thiessen
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Josh, Jacquelyn Thompson
Tom Truhsdale
Ken/Jan Tillery/Escola
Kelly Tosh
Kermit Trout
Scott Umsheide
Roger Underwood
Sarah Vincent
Vicki Vossler & Lynette Steuve
James Wabaunsee
Bill, Brenda, Emily, Billy, Abby, and Sophie Wagemaker
Joe Wagenblast
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
Vicky Walters
TaNiqua Ward
Deanna Warner
Israel Wasserstein
Joshua and Skyler Watson
Les Watson
Monte Weathers
Jane Weiler
Frank Weinhold
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger
Becky Wessel
Kathi/Sue West/Hamlin
Jackie Williams
Tim Willingham
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Upcoming Events
Run For Freedom 5K Jul 01, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Kansas State Capitol
Sunflower State Games Cauldron Run 5K and 10K Jul 15, 2017 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
Sunflower State Games Cross Country 5K Jul 22, 2017 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM — IIiff Commons, Topeka
Nancy Jo Fike 5K Aug 12, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Carbondale Ball Diamonds
St. Patrick Catholic Church 10K run and prayer walk Oct 07, 2017 04:30 AM - 07:00 AM — Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
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