About Us


                       the Silver Strider online magazine

                      ……     Our Mission:
         ……    To give a voice to runners and walkers over 50 years of age
                ……   To give motivation through friendly competition and recognition
                             To overcome age discrimination through education.
                                  To promote fitness through a healthy lifestyle.

                                       Silver Strider Staff

Jerry Dietrich Publisher
Betty Dietrich Editor
Bruce Fisher Photographs Layout
Karen Lichtenstein Articles
Sandra Madden  Communication
Laura White Graphic Designs
Audrey Kirkwood Potluck
Molly Childs Directory 
Dennis Zaborac Ambassador


Charlea Sherman Auction
…….Steve and Patty Husko PPost race activities


Betty Dietrich Schedule  
Karen Lichtenstein  Liaison
Allen Walker Coordinator
Jerry Dietrich  Emcee 
Bruce Fisher Results Calendar 
Diane Martin Parties and Awards
Nancy Larsen Parties and Awards
Judy Fisher Special Assignments
LindaWalker xStrider Store

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                              Silver Strider Programs


Silver Strider online presents

Olympia – 3405 Capitol Blvd.
Puyallup – 115  So. Meridian
Ruston – 5109 Grand Loop


Ranked are the top 10 athletes in each Silver Strider age group for the State of Washington. Just click on TOP IO on the menu bar. If you are ranked #1 in your age group, please send me a photo of yourself for display.  If you have a correction or addition, please contact jerry@silverstrider.com by email. Rankings are based on the fastest performances on road or trail courses that are  USATF or Silver Strider certified. Track times are not considered.

                        The TOP IO is suspended for 2020. To resume in 2021.

                                  TOP IO COMMITTEE

Ed Heckard Top IO    5k
David Longmuir Top IO   10k
Doug Beyerlein Top IO  Half Marathon
Kent Sizer   Top IO     Marathon




                           Super Athletes

The Super Athlete Program is suspended for 2020. The program is to resume in 2021.

         Shown below are the Super Athletes for 2019.

If you are in the TOP IO at all 4 distances, you will be qualified for Super Athlete status. On December 1, 2020, those ranked in the TOP IO at all four distances will  receive the Super Athletes Ring for 2020. For those who change age groups during the year, it’s okay to be ranked in different age groups as long as you are ranked at all four distances.

Note: The Independence Day 5k ineligible for TOP IO consideration in 2020.  

                                 Super Athletes

We have 17 “Super Athletes – 2019”. They are Judy Fisher, Carol Sexton, Kristen Mossman, Molly Childs, Robert Hoekman, John Phillips, Arne Hales, Kent Sizer, David Crawford, Dennis Zaborac, Karen Lichtenstein, Mickey Allen, Kathleen Bauer, Michael Magnussen, Vicki Griffiths, Sandy Madden and Kathleen Brunner.  Finishing position at each distance shown in Parenthesis (5k, 10k, Half, Marathon)

( 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 )
( 2 – 2 – 1 – 1 )
( 3 – 1 – 2 – 1 )
( 3 – 1 – 2 – 1 )
( 3 – 2 – 1 – 1 )
( 1 – 3 – 2 – 2 )
( 2 – 1 – 2 – 5 )
( 5 – 2 – 2 – 2 )
( 7 – 2 -2 – 2 )
( 3 – 3 – 1 – 7 )
( 2 – 1 – 5 – 6 )
( 4 – 3 – 4 – 3 )
( 3 – 4 – 8 – 3 )
( 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 )
( 5 – 3 – 7 – 6 )
( 6 – 7 – 3 – 8 )
( 6 – 5 – 7 – 7 )

                                   xxxxxxxx Congratulations Super Athletes – 2019! 



            …..  The Silver Strider 5k State Championship

The Silver Strider 5k State Championship offers the top runners in each age group, in the State of Washington, a chance to compete head to head, on the same course, under the same conditions. The Silver Strider Championship race for 2020 has been canceled.  To be resumed in 2021.

                             The 2019 5k Champions 


the Silver Strider onlinpresents

  1234 Central Avenue North
  Kent, WA  98032

       The Kent Bowl



Join Us now! Everyone over 50 welcome!


The Grand Prix Series statistics
compiled by Allen Walker

The goal of the Grand Prix Series is to provide fun, camaraderie and motivation for training.

      For current Grand Prix Series Standings click on “GP Standings” on the menu bar.   




online magazine presents

The Silver Strider Distance Derby

brought to you by

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7210 Greenlake Dr N, Seattle, WA
16095 Cleveland St., Redmond, WA

The 2021 Distance Derby will consist of 10 virtual races.  It will begin in January with the Good Riddance Run and conclude with the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in June. 

Each race on the Distance Derby schedule is worth 10 stars. Runners who complete the North Olympic Discovery Marathon will receive an additional 5 stars. The maximum number of stars you can earn in the Derby is 105.

Custom designed Distance Derby medals will be awarded for each level of competition.

There are three levels of achievement:
Blue Ribbon – 10 races
Red Ribbon – 8 races
White Ribbon – 6 races

You need 6 races to be a Derby finisher.

The overall winner of the Derby, male or female, will be the runner with the most stars. They will receive the Distance Derby Cup.  In case of a tie in stars, the runner with the most miles wins. In case of a tie in stars and miles, the cup will go to the oldest competitor.

Select the course of your choice.  If a race on the Derby schedule becomes an actual race, it will still count as a virtual race. Participants will decide if they want to attend the race in person or do the race on their own.

Select the distance you would like to run.  Multi day races and relays are excluded and won’t count as a virtual Derby event.

Their is no entry fee to enter the Distance Derby.  Entry is FREE!  All Washington state residents 50 years of age or older are welcome.

To enter the Derby email your name to: jerry@silverstrider.com  (Entry deadline 03/01/21)

The Distance Derby standings will appear on the Silver Strider menu commencing 01//04/21.

The race schedule is located on the menu under “Race Schedule.”

                Join the fun! Enter today!


online magazine


      ………   . .The Strider Store 


              Silver Strider Apparel Price List 

                   Grand Prix Shirts and Sweatshirts

Silver Strider Embroidered Hats – $25.
Silver Strider Embroidered Visors – $20
Cotton T-shirts – $25
Tech Shirts – $35
Crew neck Sweatshirts –  $40
Hooded Sweatshirts –  $45 

Sizes: xs – xxlg
Grand Prix shirts are available in black, neon yellow, neon pink and neon blue.
Sweatshirts are available in Pink Rush & Royal Blue.
Royal Blue sweatshirts are unisex
Pink rush sweatshirts are in women’s sizes.

              Ladies Singlets  $28
    Available in Raspberry, Purple, and Coral
    Women’s Sizes – Small – Medium  – Large

     To order contact Linda Walker by email:
………….. LWalk4Him@msn.com

My mailing address is:  PO Box 2239,  Shelton, WA 98584



              Century Club apparel 
          For Century Club Members 

Prices are the same as Grand Prix apparel.
All Century Club apparel is in Navy Blue.

Judy is wearing the Century Club crew neck sweatshirt

              Century Club Pins are $15.

 To order contact Linda Walker by email.

My mailing address is:  PO Box 2239,  Shelton, WA 98584