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 $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! b
Saturday April, 27th Group Run
We have two groups running this weekend. The first group will be running from the downtown YMCA. They will be starting at 4:30am and will return to the YMCA at 6am if you want to join them at a later time. They will be covering approximately 20 miles.
Group two will be starting at 7am at the Lazy Toad in Fairlawn Plaza. We will be running to the zoo and back. Hopefully we will be getting in 10 miles.
Good luck to all of those runners competing in races this weekend!
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!
Independence Half Marathon Discount Code
Our friends organizing the Independence Half Marathon on May 7, 2017 has offered a $20 discount for our runners interested in registering for the half marathon. The course is flat, fast and offers some great race swag. If interested, you can register online at http://independencehalfand5k.com using the promo code TOPEKA20.
New Year's Day Run and Potluck
Thanks to everyone that came out for the New Year's Day Run and Potluck.
Searching For Your Next Race? Check Out This New App!
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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!