Topeka Sunflower Striders.... Support running in our community! (UPDATE!)
I am so excited to tell you that the Shawnee Heights Middle School WILL have a cross country program this coming fall!! Between many monetary donations, a very large anonymous donation, two small fundraisers held at the school, and the proceeds from the garage sale, we did it!! Depending on how many middle school students run cross country, an assistant coach may also be necessary!
I truly believe this is the start of good things to come for our students! We do realize that with school budgets being so tight, we are going to have to be very creative in the future to insure that cross country stays around for many years at Shawnee Heights. And, it will probably have to be self supporting. With that being said, fundraisers will be something that we will continue well into the future. As the cross country program expands at the middle school level, that means that our high school program will also probably expand. We may be looking at fundraising for additional assistant coaches at the high school level in the future.
We truly appreciate the support of Sunflower Striders in the formation of our first ever cross country program at SHMS! - Shelly Clubine
RRCA: Official Charity Announced for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday's Boston Marathon. Click here for more information
The club is currently taking orders for new club jackets. The jackets are pretty similar to our current jackets and will also include the club logo on the front and Sunflower Striders Running Club on the back. Cost should be between $35 and $40, depending on quantity ordered.
Brad Rhoden has sample sizes of small, medium, and large (XL is also available) of this jacket and he or another board member will have them available to try on at group runs until mid-May. We will place a one-time order shortly after that time. The Trainer Warm-up jackets will be purchased through GTM and can be viewed on the team side at the GTM (former Great Plains Running Co.) location. If you are unable to view/try on the jacket in person and you definitely want one, contact Brad with name, size, and phone number or if you have questions.
If you are itching to test out your new shoes sign up for one of the many local races that are occurring this month. (Click on race for more information)
Fiesta Mexicana 5k - July 6
Sunflower State Games 5k/10k - July 13
Sunflower State Games Cross Country 5k - July 27
Big Shunga 8k - August 3
Interval workouts every Tuesday at Washburn, 6PM
Interval training is an excellent way of regaining some of that speed lost over the winter, as well as increasing endurance capacity.
Check our interval workout schedule to see what each week has to offer.
You do not want to miss any of the workouts with the Striders!