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 December 10th Group Run
Time to start practicing on the Marathon course. Join us Saturday, December 10th at 7am at Presbyterian Church in Auburn, Kansas. This will be an out and back course and will cover the last half of T2A. Presbyterian Church is located at 1101 Washington St (Auburn Rd). We will run to 41st street along the marathon route (7 miles out) and turn around and run up Urish Hill and back to Auburn. Since it is out and back, if you do not want to go the whole distance, we can tell you where you need to turn for the distance you would like to go.
35th Annual Topeka To Auburn Half Marathon - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The T2A Half Marathon will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10AM. This race is one of the most challenging half marathons in the area due to the hills and the unpredictable weather. The T2A course is a point to point that starts at Indian Hills Elementary School, passes through the residential area of Lake Sherwood, then south and west on both paved and unpaved country roads until you reach the finish 13.1 miles later in lovely Auburn, KS. NEW THIS YEAR: 2 PERSON RELAY!!!!! Find a friend and conquer the Hills of the T2A together!
Please note we will be banning earbuds and headphones again this year due to runner safety concerns as this course is open to traffic.
Register online at
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Tuesday Night Hill Workouts
Spring track season is over but hill workouts are just beginning! Join the Striders every Tuesday night at 6p at Kaw Valley State Park off 6th street to run Hills. Warm-up will begin 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 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!