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FALL into Fitness!

Fall is here, cooler temps are upon us. Autumn is a great time to get out and do some races! We have many local races this time of year. Please get out and support your area events!

On-line Membership Renewal!

We've finally joined the 21st Century and you can now sign up for a new membership or a membership renewal through our on-line store!

If you haven't ever joined the Sunflower Striders or you haven't renewed your membership in a while NOW is the perfect time! If you renew now your membership will extend all the way to the end of 2015! Individual memberships are $20 and Family memberships are $25. Membership includes a 20% discount at Garry Gribble's Running Sports, discounts on some local races, bi-monthly newsletter, fun runs and more! Consider signing up today!!


Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon - REGISTRATION OPEN!

Online registration is now open for the 2015 Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon, Saturday, January 17, 2015. To register, visit:

Thanksgiving Day Fun Run

Join us Thanksgiving morning at the Lake Sherwood clubhouse, 6910 SW Fountaindale Rd, Topeka, KS, for our annual Thanksgiving morning run around the lake! Run all the way around for about 6 miles, or go out and back as far as you want. Walkers are welcome! There will be hot coffee, hot chocolate, juice and limited baked goods to enjoy post-run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items, personal care items, socks and underwear, just to name a few things for the Topeka Rescue Mission, so please bring items to donate!

Also, we would like to help Silverbackks with their goal of collecting personal care items for needy children in the USD 501 school district. USD 501 has identified 225 students at high-risk and asked Silverbackks to help meet the personal hygiene needs of these children.  These children are all either homeless or under-homed. Items needed include:

  • 3-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream

Anything you can do to help either of these kind organizations would be appreciated!

See you at 8am on Thanksgiving morning!!

Run Top City

Free running group meeting every Monday 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!).

New Member Discount at Gribbles

This is just a friendly reminder that Garry Gribbles offers a $25.00 gift certificate to all new members, a wonderful gesture of support to new Striders.

Race Promo

Club members can get a discount at the 2014 Run 4 a Reason races. Striders14 (case sensitive) Sign up today!

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Upcoming Races:

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):


Winter Wonderland 5k Run/WalkNov 22, 2014 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM — Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
Ninth Annual Miracle On Kansas Avenue Rescue Run 5KNov 29, 2014 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Downtown Topeka, KS
Topeka to Auburn Half MarathonJan 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Indian Hills Elementary, 29th & Indian Hills Road, Topeka, KS


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Upcoming Events
Winter Wonderland 5k Run/Walk Nov 22, 2014 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM — Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
Ninth Annual Miracle On Kansas Avenue Rescue Run 5K Nov 29, 2014 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Downtown Topeka, KS
Burlingame Lighted Jingle Run Dec 06, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Burlingame School Football Track and race starts at the corner of Santa Fe Ave. and Dakota, Burlingame, KS
Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon Jan 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Indian Hills Elementary, 29th & Indian Hills Road, Topeka, KS
5th Annual Run for Ronald 5K Walk and Run May 04, 2015 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
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