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 $21 and Family memberships are $26. 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
June 1st is National/Global Running Day!
Please join us as we celebrate National Running Day, Wednesday, June 1st at Garry Gribbles Running Sports! We will have a 4-6 mile group run and then refreshments at the store afterwards. The run will begin at 6pm. All runners and walkers are welcome!
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Interested in Hosting a Race?
Planning a race is a monumental task. We know! Check out this helpful guide on how to plan a race and keep you on track. This guide will give you tips applicable to any type of race, of any distance. You can find a link to the guide under the "Resources" tab or simply download the guide HERE.
Team United Stars Track Club
Striders we would like to introduce you to our new friends that share the track with us on Tuesday nights. They are called Team United Stars Track Club. Their mission is to provide a structured environment for youth to develop confidence, increase their understanding of hard work, dedication, unity and academic success. The Team's vision is to unite every youth regardless of culture, ethnicity, origin, or socio-economic status and foster a foundation that is comprised of faith, academics and athleticism while impacting families and communities positively. Please join us at Topeka West Track on Tuesday nights at 6pm to cheer and encourage these amazing athletes!
Coaches: Aaron Gardiner, Sasha Wallace, Ron Moore, Chris Brown, and Phong Nugyen
If you have any questions for the track club in terms of participation or sponsorship please contact Coach Gardiner
at email@example.com (785-845-0440).
Tuesday Night Interval Workouts
Spring Into Action and Improve Your Fitness!!! Join the Striders every Tuesday night at 6p at the Topeka West High School Track located at 21st and Belle. Warm-up 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
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!