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
2016 Topeka to Auburn Race Results Are In!
Thanks to all of our race participants and volunteers for another great year! The race results can be found by clicking HERE. Thanks to Run and Shoot Freelance Collective for taking photos of this year's event. You can check those photos out HERE or visit our club Facebook page! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Garry Gribble's Running Sports Job Opportunity
Garry Gribble's Running Sports in Topeka, KS is looking to hire a new enthusiastic addition to the team. If you love leading an active lifestyle and want to help FIT customers for their own activities, then please apply! Must have flexible scheduling, and retail experience is a plus. Please visit www.run.com to apply.
Tuesday's at Kaw Valley State Park on 6th street across from Security Benefit, 6PM.
Join us each week for hill workouts. Be warmed up and ready to go at 6PM. There is a parking lot just outside the gates. It may be dark so consider bringing your own light.
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! It's not too late to sign up!