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Wonders of Winter

The holidays have passed and the new year is upon us. This is a great time to set some health and fitness goals for yourself. Get up and get moving!

 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!!

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Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon is the
2015 RRCA Kansas State Half Marathon Championship!

Thank you to all the runners, volunteers and spectators who helped make the 2015 Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon a successful event. Of the 300 finishers, an impressive 28 ran State Honor Roll times for their age and gender on not the easiest of courses. Most of the standards were reached by masters runners, as 14 males 60 and over finished under their target times. lists all the qualifiers.

Volunteers once again provided support for runners before, during and after the race. Many enthusiastic spectators made their way out onto several locations along the course on a mild, but breezy winter day. The new finish at the Auburn Fire Station and support of from the Auburn Fire Department added to the quality of the race.

Proceeds from the race allow the Sunflower Striders to provide the complimentary pancake feed by the Auburn Elementary School PTO for runners and volunteers after the race. The Sunflower Striders will also be making contributions to five local high school track and cross country programs as our beneficiary for this years' race.

 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.

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):

Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon - Jan 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Indian Hills Elementary, 29th & Indian Hills Road, Topeka, KS

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Heiko Detlefsen
Robert Downing
Abi Phelps
February 2013 »
Upcoming Events
Sand Creek Trail 5K Run & Youth Cross Country Meet Feb 28, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Bethel College; 300 E 27th Street; North Newton, KS
31st Annual Journey for Sight - 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk Mar 21, 2015 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Topeka Regional Airport (Formerly Forbes Field), Topeka, KS
Body First Wicked Marathon and Half-Marathon Mar 28, 2015 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Wamego High School, Wamego, KS
Running for Others 5k & children's Make a Difference Mile Apr 11, 2015 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Wamego Recreation Complex, Wamego, KS
Spring Migration Triathlon Apr 19, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Welch Stadium, Emporia State University, emporia, KS
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