Here’s to all of the participants in their school’s cross country teams. For some the season is over and for some the state competition lies ahead. Regardless, congratulations !
Oh by the way, we as Sunflower Striders donate some of the proceeds from the T2A Half Marathon to the local high schools’ cross-country/track programs. So here is another reason for you to sign up for the 40th Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon.
Concerned about stores running out of stuff before you do your Christmas shopping? Having trouble deciding what to give your favorite Sunflower Strider?
Well we have the answer! How about giving an entry into the Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon or membership to the Striders? Or both? Access to both is listed later in this newsletter. So these gifts will be about running, not running out!
And now a plug for Gary Gribble’s. Mark and the crew have been big supporters of us Striders, so drop by the store( next to Target) and load up on gifts for your favorite Strider, even if that is yourself !
Walk with a Doc:
There are two upcoming Stormont Vail Health “Walk with a Doc” events. The dates are 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.
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 .
An important aspect of the event is having enough volunteers. Sharon Wenger has graciously volunteered to recruit/coordinate the volunteers for the T2A. So please agree to help when Sharon contacts you. And you still can contact Paul or myself about volunteering.
A T2A practice run is scheduled on the morning of January 1, 2022. Great way to start the New Year. Also a good opportunity to do your virtual T2A Half.
Another aspect of staging the T2A is seeking sponsorship/donations. We have received some already and are working with several entities to receive sponsorship/donations. If you think your employer or favorite business would want to sponsor or donate please feel free to contact Les Watson at email@example.com
or Paul Wagner at paul.wagner@ washburn.edu.
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.