The Topeka Sunflower Striders Running Club is a non-profit organization committed to the overall health and well-being of all who engage in physical activity. The Sunflower Striders Running Club encourages running, walking, or any other form of physical activity with the focus being the mental, physical and social well-being of its members.
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 $20 and Family memberships are $25. Membership includes a discount at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, discounts on many local race entries, fun runs, and more! Consider signing up today!
NEW SUNFLOWER STRIDERS WEBSITE!
The Sunflower Striders have a new website! Please visit the new site for any updated information!
Topeka To Auburn 2020
Topeka to Auburn will be held Saturday, January 18th at 10:00am. Sign up today to beat the price increase!
Strider Group Runs
Looking for a new route or running buddy? Join us on one of our group runs. The group runs are free and open to the public. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned runner, all are welcome. We hope to see you at our next group run!
Tuesday @ 6pm – Washburn University’s Yager Stadium Track
Wednesday @ 6pm – Rebound
Thursday @ 6pm – Garry Gribbles Running Sports
Saturday @ 7am – Lazy Toad
Sunday @ 7:30 – 10th and Fairlawn
Treadmill Buyers Guide
Treadmills have been a trusted training tool used by novice runners all the way to Olympic athletes. However, many runners don’t know where to begin when searching for the perfect model to use for their training.
Consumer Affairs recently published a Treadmill Buyers Guide that features 10 different treadmill brands and has hundreds of verified reviews from past customers.
Tuesday Night Track Workouts
Please join us for Track Night every Tuesday night at Washburn University’s Yager Stadium. Warmup will begin at 5:45pm with the workout beginning at 6pm. Workouts and parking is free. We hope to see you there.
Searching For Your Next Race? Check Out This New App!
Run America is a new running application available on the Apple iOS and Google Android Markets for phones and tablets. It’s free to download and no ads, for now! The app is a race finder and review site with over 300,000+ races and events that are pulled from API’s which means they are constantly updating daily. More than 1,000 races are added per night. Once downloaded, you immediately can tap a race and it pulls them up near your current location. Also, you can filter them out based on the parameters provided. You can read reviews from other runners to get an idea of the area, city, hotels, medals, course and difficulty or write your own review.
Run Top City Thursdays
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!