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Wonders of Winter

The holidays have passed and the New Year is here! 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!!

Help Support The Alzheimer's Association During The Hospital Hill Run

This year the Alzheimer's Association is one of the 4 select Charity Partners of the Hospital Hill Run.  Please consider joining their team to help fight this illness.

Register on their website to receive the discount!
Registration link:
Benefits: 25% discount on Hospital Hill Run's current registration fee and receive an ALZ Stars T-Shirt Race Dates:
5K takes place June 5th at 7pm. 10K and Half Marathon take place on June 6th at 7am.
Contact person: Lauren Larsen 913-831-3888 or
Click here for even more information


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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.

Results are available HERE and photos are available HERE.

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!).

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):


Sand Creek Trail 5K Run & Youth Cross Country MeetFeb 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 WalkMar 21, 2015 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Topeka Regional Airport (Formerly Forbes Field), Topeka, KS
Body First Wicked Marathon and Half-MarathonMar 28, 2015 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Wamego High School, Wamego, KS
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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
Great Plains 10k Mar 01, 2015 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM — Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
Truffle Shuffle 5k Mar 07, 2015 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM — Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10k Mar 07, 2015 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM — Johnny's Taveran, 401 N. 2nd St., Lawrence, KS
Wichita St. Patrick's Day Run 5k Mar 14, 2015 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM — Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, KS
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