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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!

Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon Registration Now Open!

The annual Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00am.  The race will begin at Indian Hills Elementary School in Topeka and ends at the Fire Department in Auburn Kansas.  Because this is not an out-and-back route, we ask that you park in the designated parking areas in AUBURN before the race.  Free shuttles will transport runners to the starting line at Indian Hills Elementary in Topeka.

Sign up today before the price increases on September 30th!  Sign up HERE!

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Topeka to Auburn Kick-Off Event November 16, 2007 from 5-8pm

Join us at the T2A Kick-Off event at Garry Gribbles Running Sports for Fun, Food, Shoe Reps, Freebies, and Fantastic Savings!  An extra $10 off for those registering in the the store for the Half Marathon.  There will be specials store wide.

Volunteers are still needed for the race.  Please contact us if you're interested in volunteering!

Winter Wonderland 5K Run/Walk November 18th

Join us Saturday, November 18th at 5:30 for the annual Winter Wonderland 5K at Lake Shawnee, a benefit for TARC.  The fee is only $25 per person which includes a commemorative item, race fees, awards, Winter Wonderland admittance and post event snacks and refreshments.  Register online at www.sunflowergames.com. Deadline to register is Thursday November 16.  Race day registration will be accepted with a $5 late fee.

Treadmill Buyers Guide

Treadmills have been a trusted training tool used by novice runners all the way to Olympic athletes.  However, many runners don't know where to begin when searching for the perfect model to use for their training.

Consumer Affairs recently published a Treadmill Buyers Guide that features 10 different treadmill brands and has hundreds of verified reviews from past customers.

If you're in the market for a new Treadmill, check out this Treadmill Buyers Guide.

Tuesday Night Hill Workouts

Tuesday night track workouts at Washburn University have ended for the season.  Starting November 7th at 6pm, our Tuesday night group will switch to hill workouts at Kaw River State Park.  Meet at the intersection of SW 6th Ave and the road that goes into Kaw River State Park.

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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