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The Kent Bowl Grand Prix Schedule for 2017-18

the Silver Strider online presents










Join Us now! Everyone over 50 welcome!


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

Here’s how it works …

There are 28 races in the Series. Points are for your 8 highest finishes. Run or walk a minimum of 8 races and you are a finisher.

All finishers receive a trophy and a gift certificate. The gift certificate will be to a running store and/or a free entry to a race.

Achievement awards:
The male who completes the most Grand Prix Series races will receive a $50 gift certificate and the title “Mr. Grand Prix- 2017”.
The female who completes the most Grand Prix Series races will receive a $50 gift certificate and the title “Miss Grand Prix – 2017”.

Runners and walkers earn points in their age division every time they complete a series race. Do as many races as you like. Only your best 8 finishes count until you reach 80 points:
1st = 10 pts    6th = 5 pts
2nd = 9 pts     7th = 4 pts
3rd = 8 pts     8th = 3 pts
4th = 7 pts     9th = 2 pts
5th = 6 pts     10th & up = 1 pt

The men and women age groups are: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95 and up

NOTE: If you enter a new age division during the year, you bring your points with you. You will finish in the age division you are in at the last Grand Prix Series race.

Tie Breakers: In case of a tie in points, the participant with the most races at the end of the season wins. If they have the same number of races, the older person  wins.

To add to the fun, we are making two of the races “T-shirt Races”. The first t-shirt race will be the Silver Strider Fun Run and Picnic in October. Every participant who wears the shirt, black, pink, or neon, receives 10 points regardless of where they finish. Runners not wearing a series t-shirt will receive their normal points according to their finish position.

The second t-shirt race will be the race of your choice for buying and wearing one of the neon shirts.

To order your t-shirt: contact  jerry@silverstrider.com

For registration or information on the GP races, click on the event ad on the right side of any page.

Please check “Bulletins” and “Thrifty Runner” to get current information about upcoming Grand Prix Series races.


                THE KENT BOWL

Sunday, May 21st                Rhody Run 12 K      Port Townsend

Saturday, June 3rd                Flight For Sight 5k      Everett *

Sunday, June 11th                    Bear Run 5k       Maple Valley

Tuesday, July 4th               Independence Day 5k      Tacoma

Saturday, July 15th         Kent Cornucopia Days 5k      Kent

Saturday, July 22nd               Float Dodger 5k      West Seattle

Saturday, July 29th           Whale of a Run 4 Mile      Silverdale

Saturday, August 5th        Anacortes Art Dash Half       Anacortes *

Sunday, August 13th              Lake Union 10k      Seattle

Friday, August 18th              Summer Trails 5k      Federal Way

Monday, September 4th   Labor Day Half Marathon      Redmond

Saturday, September 16th     Summer’s End 5k      Covington

Sunday, September 24th      Orca Half Marathon      West Seattle *

Saturday, October 14th         Potluck & Fun Run      Tacoma

Sunday, October 29th             Run Scared 5k      Seattle

Saturday, November 11th   Orting Turkey Trot 10k       Orting *

Thursday, November 23rd   Tacoma Turkey Trot 5k      Tacoma

Saturday, December 9th       Christmas Rush 5k      Kent

Sunday, December 17th           Reindeer Run 5k      Olympia

Saturday, January 6th*      FSRC Resolution Run 5k       Steilacoom

Saturday, January 20th          No Sun Fun Run 5k      Puyallup

Saturday, February 3rd      Geoduck Gallop Half       Olympia

Sunday, February 18th     Road-ODEND RUN 6 Mile      Olympia

Saturday, March 3rd                Foothills Dash 5k      Orting

Saturday, March 17th   St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon      Tacoma

Saturday, April 7th                  Brunch Run 5k      Seattle *

Sunday, April 15th                    Seahawks 12k Run      Renton*

Sunday, April 29th               Tacoma City Marathon      Tacoma



Be sure and order your Silver Strider Calendar for 2017-18. It’s the easiest way to remember your favorite race dates and entry deadlines. It also makes it easy to map out your running year. To order contact Bruce Fisher at: innovate11@comcast.net








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