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.


See the Dave Sherman Series Schedule under Calendar on the menu