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Entry Fee:

$45.00 Regular Early Entry Fee (postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013)                                                                            $55.00 Sunflower Striders Individual Membership* and race entry (postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013)                             $60.00 Sunflower Striders Family Membership* and (1) race entry (postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013)
$60.00 Race Day Registration or postmarked after Dec. 31, 2013)

* Regular Sunflower Striders dues are $20 for individual or $25 for family per year and renewable on or before January 1st each year. Benefits include a bi-monthly newsletter, discounted entry fee to Sunflower Striders Sponsored events, including most local road races, weekly group runs, annual picnic, periodic fun runs, discounts at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, and club membership in the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

Sunflower Striders Membership Dues. Click here for the form.

Mail registration to: Sunflower Striders, PO Box 67054, Topeka, KS 66667 or register online at

Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration:

  • Thursday, January 16th from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM; and Friday, January 17th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at: Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 2130 SW Wanamaker Rd. (next to Target) Topeka, Kansas
  • Race day packet pick-up and registration will be at Indian Hills Elementary School 7445 SW 29th Street Topeka, KS  beginning at 9:00 AM.

Bus Transportation:

ATTENTION: Park at the finish in Auburn! Participants will be bused before the start of the race from the finish area to the start in Topeka. Buses will begin loading near the Auburn Community Center beginning at 8:00 am and will continue until 10:00 am. Normal drive time from Auburn to the start area is about 30 minutes. Parking is available south of the Community Center, along the north and east sides of the ball diamond and near the finish line just off 85th and Harrison Streets.  Busing is provided for runners only and your dry clothes bags for after the race will be transported back to the Auburn Elementary School.


The race will start at 11:00 am on SW Indian Hills Rd along the west side of Indian Hills Elementary School. The race will be bib chip timed this year, which means there will be no need to return the chips. Results will be available for runners shortly after finishing at the finish line. The Sunflower Striders Running Club has designated The Bridge of Topeka as our charity partner again for 2014. "The Bridge is a mentoring program for at-risk children and youth in central Topeka. Their mission is to empower children to become responsible, servant leaders of the 21st Century. Additional donations will gladly be accepted.

Course Description and Driving Directions

2014 Entry Form (pdf file)

Post Race:

Pancakes, free for race participants and volunteers will be available starting at 12:30 pm at the Auburn Elementary School, which is a few blocks south and west of the finish line. Guests may also purchase the pancake breakfast. Coffee, orange juice and hot chocolate will be included. Dry clothes bags will be transported to the school, where changing rooms will be available. There are no shower facilities at the school. The post-race awards ceremony will take place in the school cafeteria at approximately 1:30 pm.

New Members

Alisha Francis,

Bill & Reagan Tofflemire

« August 2014 »
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