Announcing The Dave Sherman Memorial Series

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xx  xx The Dave Sherman Memorial Series



by Jerry Dietrich

with photos by Bruce Fisher

Dave was the king of Silver Strider Series. Over the years he finished the most series races of all male participants with 216 races. He was the first male to reach 100 races and is the only male charter member of the Century Club.

In recognition of Dave’s devotion to the Silver Striders, a new series will be held in his name.  The Dave Sherman Memorial Series will take place from January through December of 2023.

“Dave loved everything the Silver Striders stood for and the great people who participated.”  said Charlea  when asked about the new series.  “He would be so surprised and honored.”

The Series will consist of 19 races. Competition will take place in 5 year age groups from 50 and up.
Points will be given by the finish position in each age division. 1st=10 points,  x2nd= 9points,  x3rd= 8 points,  x4th= 7 points,  x5th= 6 points,  x6th or lower= 5 points. 

If you complete eight races or less, they all count for points. If you do more than 8, only the 8 highest scores count.   A perfect score is 80 points. In case of a tie in points, the runner with the most races wins. If the number of races are the same, the older runner wins.

Completing 5 or more races qualifies you as a Series finisher.

At the conclusion of the series, recognition will be given to age division winners and series finishers.

Dave loved the challenge of the marathon distance.  Special recognition will be given to those who complete the Mud Mountain Dam Marathon.

Dave was also a versatile runner, excelling at all distances.  He earned the title of Super Athlete 3 times. Special recognition will be given to those who run or walk all of the distances offered in the series.  The distances offered are 5k, 4 mile, 10k, 12k, Half Marathon and Marathon.

There are 17 5k’s on the series schedule.  To encourage participation for those who prefer shorter distances, special recognition will be given to those who complete all of the 5k’s in the series.

Participation! That’s our goal. Running or walking, fast or slow, we want you to join us in remembering Dave.

Those who register early for the series, will receive a free entry to an upcoming series race.  The free entry certificates will be provided on a first come, first serve basis while they last.

Register now! Registration fee is $15.

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to Dave’s favorite charity.

Mail your check with your name, age and DOB payable to: Bruce Fisher, 3005 So. 363rd St., Federal Way, WA 98003.


x The Dave Sherman Memorial Series Schedule:

Date                              Event                                              Location

Saturday, Jan 21    No Sun Fun Run 5k               Puyallup

Sunday, Feb 12      My Better Half, 5k & 10k    Seattle

Saturday, Mar 4     Renton ParkRun 5k              Renton

Saturday, Mar 25   Renton ParkRun 5k              Renton

Monday, Apr 17     Run A Mile For Dave*           TBA by Dennis

Saturday, May 6     Renton ParkRun 5k               Renton

Sunday, May 21     Rhody Run 10k & 5k              Port Townsend

Saturday, Jun 10    Sound To Narrows 12k 5k Tacoma

Saturday, Jun 17    Maple Valley Bear Run 5k Maple Valley

Tuesday, July 4       Runner’s Choice:

                                         Four on the Fourth                 Steilacoom

                                         Independence Day 5k          Tacoma

                                         Run For The Pies 5k               Carnation

Saturday, Jul15      Kent Cornucopia Days 5k  Kent

Saturday, Jul 22     Renton ParkRun 5k                Renton

Saturday, Jul 29     Twisted Cider 5k                      University Place

Sunday, Aug 13     Lake Union 10k                          Seattle

Saturday, Sep 9     Pacific Runderland 5k           Auburn

Sunday, Oct 1         Mud Mntn Mar, Half, 5k       Buckley/Orting

Sunday, Oct 29      Run Scared 10k, 5k                  Seattle

Saturday, Nov 18  Renton ParkRun 5k                 Renton

Saturday, Dec 9     Christmas Rush 5k & 10k     Kent

 *Dennis Zaborac will be hosting a run to commemorate Dave’s love of the Boston Marathon.  Contact Dennis for details.