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                       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 Photography 


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


Judy Fisher Special Assignments


Linda Walker Strider Store














Betty Dietrich Schedule  


Karen Lichtenstein  Liaison


Allen Walker Coordinator


Jerry Dietrich Sponsors and Emcee







Bruce Fisher Layout Race Reports and Top 10


Diane Martin Parties and Awards


Nancy Larsen Parties and Awards








                   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 2020-21. To resume when in person racing returns.

                                  TOP IO COMMITTEE

Ed Heckard Top IO    5k


David Longmuir Top IO   10k


Doug Beyerlein Top IO  Half Marathon


Kent Sizer   Top IO     Marathon


Silver Strider online presents

               Super Athletes

brought to you by

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


The Super Athlete Program is suspended for 2020-21. Hopefully the program will resume in 2022.

         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)

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( 2 – 2 – 1 – 1 )


( 3 – 1 – 2 – 1 )


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( 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 at the Kent Cornucopia 5k.
The Kent Cornucopia 5k Silver Strider Championship race for 2020 was canceled.  

                             The 2021 5k Champions 



the Silver Strider onlinpresents

                  The Grand Prix Series


                  Join Us now! Everyone over 50 welcome!

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

                                The Grand Prix Series is discontinued until 2022.




online presents 

x2022 Grand Prix Mini Series

brought to you by

 sponsor needed


xxxxxxxxby Jerry Dietrich

December 16, 2021

We have a new Series for 2022! The Grand Prix Mini Series will take place from January through June. It will consist of twelve races. To be a series finisher you will need to complete 5 of the races.

All series finishers will receive a trophy and a gift certificate at the awards party which will be held at the conclusion of the series.

The Grand Prix Mini Series has something for everybody. For those who prefer shorter distances, six of the races will be held at the Parkrun 5k venues. An added bonus of these races is that there is no entry fee to compete.

For those who prefer a different challenge, the remaining races in the series will be longer distances. The final event in the series will be the NODM offering you your choice of distance. Choosing the distance you wish to race will require a bit of competition strategy.

We will use our time tested point system to record your progress. Five year age groups from 50 to 94 will be offered. Points will be given for your finish within your age group as follows:
1st=10 pts., 2nd=9 pts., 3rd=8pts., 4th=7pts., 5th=6pts., 6th or lower=5pts.
If you do 8 races or less they all will count. If you do more than 8, the 8 highest in points will count. A perfect score would be 80 points.

A special page “2021 Grand Prix Standings” will appear on the Silver Strider menu bar. This page will show your current standing following each race.

The Grand Prix Mini Series registration fee is $15. Mail your registration fee with your name and DOB to: Bruce Fisher, 3005 So. 363rd St.,Federal Way, WA 98003.

Here is the race schedule –

Saturday, January 15th xxxRenton Parkrun 5kxxxxxxxRenton
Saturday, January 29th xxxFSRC Resolution Run 10k xSteilacoom
Sunday, February 13th xxxMy Better Half Marathon* x Seward Park
Saturday, February 26th xxRenton Parkrun 5kxxxxxxxRenton
Saturday, March 12th xxxxDes Moines Parkrun 5k xxxDeMoines
Saturday March …TBD
Sunday, April 10th xxxxxxxDaffodil 8k Foothills Trail xVan Lierop Park
Saturday, April 23rd xxxxx Renton Parkrun 5k xxxxxxxRenton
Saturday, May 7th xxxxxxxDes Moines Parkrun 5k xxxDeMoines

Sunday, May 15th xxxxxxxCapital City 5 Mile Run xxxxOlympia
Saturday, May 21st xxxxxxRenton Parkrun 5k xxxxxxxRenton
June 4th & 5th xxxxxxxxxxNODM 5k, 10k, Half
, Full xxPort Angeles

*Not a choose your distance event