by Les Watson
Well, yesterday was the first day of Fall. Just like that someone switched the weather from Summer to Fall.Those hot, muggy days of Summer that forced us to get up way early or go indoors to the “dreadmill” all of sudden are behind us. Those cold, windy days of Winter with poor footing and more “dreadmill” days seem far away as you breath in the cool, crisp air of Fall. And as a bonus, Fall offers the glorious colors of turning leaves as well as vividly blue skies.
As you might tell, I favor the season of Fall. Perhaps because my birthday is in the Fall,or the one sport I was pretty good at, football, happens in the Fall. Anyway, no matter which season you favor, here’s to getting in miles and miles outside during this Fall season.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other!!!
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;
The Striders Board decided to proceed with the 2022 Topeka to Auburn (T2A) Half Marathon. Tentative date for the event is January 15, 2022. This will be the 40th running of this event. However COVID restrictions, sponsorship, finances, weather and volunteer support could impact this event. Details of this event so far are;
T2A will be on Saturday, January 15, 2022
Will be point to point race.
Will start by Indian Hills Elementary School and end in Auburn( yes you will get to run Heartbreak Hill this year.)
Strider members will receive race fee discount.
Gary Gribbles has agreed to have kick off/sign up events.
Additional information on sign up, fee amounts, and other info will be sent out as it becomes available.
Please note that the point to point course requires a strong volunteer support. If you are a Strider and know you aren’t going to run T2A , please consider volunteering to support this event.
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.