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Spring is Near!

The days are starting to get longer, the weather is just a little bit warmer. It's a great time to get out and get active!

Spring running

Spring Family Fun Run/Walk & Picnic

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 6PM • Westlake Shelter, Gage Park
Come join us for a great family event to start your Spring actively and stay for dinner. Everyone is invited!

We'll be grilling hot dogs and will have pulled pork to compliment other picnic fare. This is a family friendly event! And it's FREE! We just ask that you please RSVP so we can have a head count for food.

Please RSVP here or at http:// events/rsvp. Please indicate number of children as well. Thanks!

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!!

See Claire Run!  Help Claire Raise Money For Topeka's Breakthrough House!

Our very own Claire Phillips is at it again.  She is running the Oklahoma City Memorial Half-Marathon as a fund raiser for the Breakthrough House, a 501(c3) nonprofit community agency in Topeka, Kansas,established in 1978 to support the recovery of individuals with mental illness.
Read about Claire's inspiring story and learn how you can support her as she supports those in need.  
Learn more about the Breakthrough House.

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

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):


Wichita St. Patrick's Day Run 5kMar 14, 2015 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM — Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, KS
Irish Fest 5k Fun RunMar 14, 2015 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Assumption Church, 8th and Jackson, Topeka, KS
Kansas City Big 12 Run 5k & 12kMar 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Sprint Cneter, 12th & Grand, Kansas City, MO
St. Patrick's Day Road Races 10k & 2 MileMar 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Aggieville, Moro Street, Manhattan, KS
Westport St. Patrick's Day Run 4 MileMar 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Westport Rd. & Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO
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Upcoming Events
Run for Life 10 Mile, 2 Mile & 10 Mile Relay Apr 04, 2015 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Washburn Univeristy, Topeka, KS
Silver Lake Scholarship Foundation 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run Apr 04, 2015 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Silver Lake High School, Silver Lake, KS
Eisenhower Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k Apr 11, 2015 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Eisenhower Center, S. Buckeye, Abilene, KS
Rock the Parkway Half Marathon and 5k Apr 11, 2015 07:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Running for Others 5k & children's Make a Difference Mile Apr 11, 2015 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Wamego Recreation Complex, Wamego, KS
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