We have been told that Brad and Marla are going to New Jersey this weekend to complete their quest to run a marathon in all 50 states. Good running to you Marla and Brad. Please let us know how the run went.
Walk with a Doc:
Stormont Vail Health has scheduled three ” Walk with a Doc” events. The dates are October 16; November 20; and December 4. The events will start at the East side of Lee Arena on the Washburn Campus. Starting time is 9 AM. Each walk will be about 60 minutes in duration.
The walks will be doctor led, safe, fun, and FREE! There will also be a brief presentation on an important health topic.
Mask are required, participants must be vaccinated, and social distancing should be observed. Walks are outside and may be cancelled due to weather.
Marathons on TV.
It was great to watch the Chicago and Boston Marathons on TV this last weekend. But I am posting a question on the Sunflower Striders Facebook page. Invite you to go there and post your answer to the question.
South Topeka Rotary Pumpkin Run:
This is an in-person event is at Lake Shawnee Shelter House #1 at 8:30 AM on Saturday October 30. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt and participation medal. It is a 5K Run/Walk/Stroll event and costumes are encouraged. This is a hybrid event. If the participant is not comfortable with an in-person event they can sign up for a virtual event where they can pick the time, place to walk or run the 5K between 10/23 and 10/30.
Topeka to Auburn 2022;
Registration for the 2022 Topeka to Auburn is now open at runsignup.com Both in person and virtual race options are available. Current plans are for a point to point race. However COVID-19 protocols may require changes to the route and other aspects of the run. A special 40th Anniversary finishers medal will be awarded. Also a Striders Hoodie will be for sale . Pictures of these items and the 2022 socks will be posted soon on our website, Facebook page and in this next newsletter ( if I have enough technology skills to pull it off).
An important aspect of the event is having enough volunteers. So if you are not planning on doing the T2A please sign up as volunteer. Contact myself or Paul about volunteering.
Thank you all who have renewed your memberships. If you would like to join the Striders and receive a club shirt as well as our discounts you can click on the button below and fill in the necessary information.
The number of local runs is growing. Please let me know if you find out about a run.
October 16. Walk with a Doc. 9 AM. East side Lee Arena Washburn Campus
November 6. Toys for Tots 5K Fun Run. Register at runsignup.com
November 6. Tails on the Trail 5K. Register at runningintheusa.com
November 20. Walk with a Doc. East side of Lee Arena, Washburn Campus
November 20. Winter Wonderland 5K Run. Register at runningintheusa.com
November 27. Keepin it Local 5K. Downtown Topeka. Register at chronotrack.com
December 4. Walk with a Doc. 9 AM. East side of Lee Arena Washburn Cmpus.
January 15. Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon. Register at runsignup.com
Thursdays, 6 PM At Gary Gribble’s (next to Target). Distance is your choice. Route through west Topeka and Shunga Trail.
Tuesdays 5:45 PM at Washburn University Track. Track workout.
Sundays 7:30 AM at 10th and Fairlawn. Route and distance TBA.
Josey’s Bakery Run: Neal confirmed a group meets at Josey’s Bakery ( Huntoon and Oakley) on Saturday mornings. Current meeting time is 7 AM but this fall start time will be 7:30 AM. Distance is usually 7 to 8 miles at a 10 minute pace. Neal also said that he and perhaps some other runners meet earlier and get in a few extra miles. You can contact Neal at the address below to get info on this option.
Strider Fun Runs: Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day fun runs are in the planning stages. Details on each fun run will be posted as they become available.
Thought for the week:
I have raised a really nice cactus. You could even say it looks sharp.