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Participant Instructions

34th Annual Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Start Location:

The starting line is located on Indian Hills Road west of Indian Hills Elementary, 7445 SW 29th Street.  Runners may wait inside Indian Hills Elementary before the start of the race. Remember that we are guests of both Indian Hills Elementary and Auburn Grade School and we would not be able to hold the race without their facilities.

Bus Transportation:

Buses will be available to transport runners from Auburn to Indian Hills Elementary before the start of the race. Buses will begin loading near the Auburn Community Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 9:30 a.m. Parking is available along the north and east side of the ball diamond and as directed by parking attendants. Parking in Auburn will be tight, so please follow instructions of parking attendants; car-pooling is appreciated. Parking in unauthorized locations in Auburn could result in ticketing. Busing is provided for runners only. There will NOT be bus transportation provided after the race back to Topeka from Auburn.

Timing and Results:

Heartland Timing will be providing bib chip timing and compiling results. All times and results are recorded based on each individual crossing the starting line mat and the finish line mat. Results will be available at the finish line as well as posted at Auburn Grade School.



As the course is run entirely along city streets and country roads, please be aware that there is live traffic along the course. Runners will need to use caution at all times and run primarily on the left side of the road facing traffic, unless directed otherwise. Runners must follow the instructions of law enforcement, course marshals and event directors. Please remain off the course at the starting line until the starting area has been secured. Weather permitting; a cyclist may accompany the lead runners during the race. For insurance reasons and everyone’s safety, the use of headphones or headsets during the race is strictly prohibited. Strollers, skateboards, roller blades, bicycles and dogs are not allowed on the course. Non-entrants are not allowed to pace others.


Auburn: Upon completion of the race, runners are not allowed to go back out onto the course. Please don’t congregate along streets in Auburn and access must be maintained at all times to allow the Auburn Fire Department to make emergency calls.


Restrooms are located inside Indian Hills Elementary and porta-johns will be located near aid stations 2 and 4 along the course.


Clothing Bags:

Dry clothes bags may be dropped near the entrance to Indian Hills Elementary before the start and will be transported to Auburn Grade School. Please label your clothing bag with your name, bib number and a phone number. Please do not place any valuables in the bags. Any discarded items along the course or not retrieved at the school will be donated to a local charity.

Aid Stations:

Five aid stations, each providing water and Gatorade will be located along the course. The Auburn fire Station may also serve as a post-race aid station and recovery area.


Emergency/Medical Support:

If emergency medical assistance is needed, notify volunteers along the course or at aid stations. Emergency personnel will be located at the finish line as well as monitoring runners along the course.



Spectator Instructions:

All spectators are asked to remain off of the course. Driving the course can be hazardous for the runners, especially over the unpaved portion between miles 8 and 12. We request all vehicles other than officially marked race vehicles stay off the course. There are several locations where spectators can drive from Auburn Road or from Wanamaker Road to intersect runners along the course.

Post-Race Activities:

The post-race pancake feed and awards ceremony will be held at Auburn Grade School, 251 W. 8th Street in Auburn, one block west and one block south of the finish line.

Bag Pick-up and Changing Rooms:

Clothing bags may be picked up in the hallways of the grade school. Changing rooms are available; however, there are no shower facilities.

Pancake Feed:

A free pancake feed, compliments of the Sunflower Striders, will be available to all participants and volunteers and is a fundraiser for the Auburn Grade School PTO. Family and friends may also eat for a donation to the Auburn Elementary School PTO fundraiser.

Awards Ceremony:

The ceremony will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. or as soon as results become available. All results are based on chip timing. Age group awards, beginning with ages 16 and younger through ages 80 and over in five year age groups, may be picked up upon becoming official at the school. Awards may go deeper than three places in larger age groups. Overall and age graded masters will be presented at the awards ceremony.


Awards will be given to:

Top three overall male and female finishers.

Top three age graded male and female master’s finishers.

Top three male and female in standard five-year age groups (larger age groups may go deeper).


2017 Members

Dave, Alexa, Nadia Alden
Michelle Andrew
Miguel Arellano
Adam & Becky Arensdofr
Tom & Joleen Arnhold
Mike BakerNatasha Bangel
Stacie Baquero
Virginia Barnes
John & Lila Bartel
Katie Baylie
Ivan, Zach, Brianna Beach
Matt Benaka
Megan Bergquist
John & Lettitia Bernard
George Bernheimer
Bre Berroth
Lana & Bob Best
Lynette Biehler
Holly Blick
Ben Bradshaw
Kevin Brown
Anthony Bryan
Steven Buckley
Brian, Amanda, Tyler Budden
Nick Buek
Jacob Bull
David Burgoon
Suzanne Burris
Michelle Carson
Rudy Chavez
Debra Christian
Nick Clair
Brad & Pam Clark
Scott & Rebecca Cole
Andrew Connery
Scott Cook
Chris Cozadd
Cassie Criger
Christine Cunningham
Reagan Cussimanio
Mandy Davis
De La Pena-Goldsmith, Lizette
Kathleen Deeter
Rick Deibert
Heiko Detlefsen
Joshua Devlin
Sarah & Daniel Dodson
Robert Downing
Mary Anne & Jared Durall
Tom Eck
Jonathan Edralin
Jim & Ethel Edwards
Patrick Eldringhoff
Joseph Eldringhoff
Mark Elliott
Michael Erwin
Taylor Evans
Larry Everly
Neal & Karen Farron
Heather Fay
Dana Ferrell
Vince & Leanne Finney
Mark Fisher
Jim & Susan Fitzgerald/Botkin
Lloyd, Lisa & Rebecca Fleming/Johnston
Casey Ford
Alisha Francis
Todd & Brandi Gaddis
Jack Galan
J.C. Garcia
Mimi Gardner
Shaun Gardner
Marty & Julie Garren
Jane and Russell Greene
Garry Gribbles - Tom Truhsdale
Garry Gribbles - Steve Sell
Garry Gribbles - Mckensie Bevins
Garry Gribbles - Cassie
Garry Gribbles - Monica Schragg
Garry Gribbles - Joe Schragg
Greg Gaul
Larry & Elaine Gill
Angie Gleason
Artie Gonzales
Dreher Goodrich
Justin & Leslie Gordon
Kelley Gorman
Lindsay Gress
James & Linda Griffin
Cathy Grisham
Rocco (Edmund) Gutierrez
Cheryl Haefele
Ryan Haefke
Ryan Hahn
Roger Hambold
Richard Harmon
Micah and Meagan Hawkinson
Irene Haws
Kristen Hearrell
Marcia Henderson
Kiley Hickock
Misty Hight
Denis Hill
Scott Hirschi
Laura Hoerman
Ralph & Kay Howard
Dale Hubbell
Chelsey Huddleston
Karla Huffman
Al Hunt
Sarah Hunter
Jeff Huss
Patty Hylton
Doug & Dorthy IIiff
Steve Ingersoll
Matthew Ishkanian
Dan & Tracie Inman
Michael Jamison
Mark, Jody, Sterling, Chase Johnson
Bo Jones
Lezlee, David Kylie, Allie Jones
Tracy, Peter, Morgan, Tyler Jones
Alicia Julian
Andrew & Rachel Kapp
Kim Keen
Larry Kietzman
Jamie Kim
Karin Kingsley
Ashley Koch
Kevin Kulm
Daniel Kurtz
Dan Lara
Clay Lang
Dennis Lawlor
Myron & Tandy Leinwetter
Tom, Karen & Ava Lemon
Jan W Leuenberger
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Rebaecca Litvak
Laura Liggatt
Phillip Livingston and Eun Jin Kim
Jaclyn Long
Cassie Madden
Jamie Mauer
Robert, Glenda Michaela McCanliss
Jill McCartney
Dan McCollum
Steve McGaughey
Nancy McKenzie
Candi Meerpohl
Elijah Mendez
Abby Moore
Richard Morgan
Lisa Mortiz
Heather Morrison
Justin & Vanessa Moss (Steinroetter)
Hunter Munns
Tracie Neill
Dave Newbery
LeTiffany Obozele
Tim & Meredith Owen
Thomas Ortiz
Dwight Parman
Rachel, Dave, James, Matthew Peck
Nancy Perth
Greg, Kelly, Shelby, Quinn, Carley Pert
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Abi Phelps
Claire Phillips
Shane Plemons
Gary Pratt
Jim & Jan Price
Tony Rake
Jory Reedy
The Regnier Family
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Bethany Richardson
Brent, Luke, Isaiah, Rebekah, Gabe Roper
Angela Roberson
Lesa Roberts and Rick Beattie
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson-Evans
Maria Rodriguez
Margie Rogers
Vickie Rogers and Dan Rethman
Donna Romans
Yana Ross
Brent, Luke, Isaiah, Rebekah, Gabe Roper
Kjrsten Ruch
Elena Rusche
Sean Rutter
Andy Sample
David Sanchez
Suzanne Sawyer-Burris
Tanya Scott
Jacob & Sheena Schmidtlein
Tim Schmitz
Peg Schultz
Spencer Share
Bobbi Shinn
Debbie Simecka
Monica Smith
Eric & Vicki Smith
Rashawn Smith
Robert, Nici, Angelica Soria
Doug & Kathy Stacken
Lon Stanton
Charles & Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Ken Stone
Ronald & Linda Strader
Iradj Stroble
Liatris Studer
Vossler and Lynette Stueve
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Michelle Terry
Kristen Thiessen
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Josh & Jacquelyn Thompson
Ken/Jan Tillery/Escola
Tammy Tipton
Bill & Reagan Tofflemire
Kelly Tosh
Kermit Trout
Scott Umsheide
Roger Underwood
Sarah Vincent
Vicki Vossler & Lynette Steuve
James Wabaunsee
Bill, Brenda, Emily, Billy, Abby, and Sophie Wagemaker
Joe Wagenblast
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
Vicky Walters
Jarod Waltner
TaNiqua Ward
Deanna Warner
Israel Wasserstein
Joshua and Skyler Watson
Les Watson
Monte Weathers
Jane Weiler
Frank Weinhold
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger
Becky Wessel
Kathi West and Sue Hamlin
Rosemary, Les, Rosalie Wilkerson
Don, Kim Erin Wilson
Jackie Williams
Tim Willingham
Sara Wood
Nick Xidis
Bryan Yowell
Jason & Katie Yuhasz

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