Qualifying Mile Times for:
Elite Men:
Elite women:

Runners interested in applying for entry into an elite race shall:

  1. Email an application to the Elite Athlete Relations Coordinator, Tim Cummings, at tim@yakimamile.com to "apply" for the elite athlete race.

  2. You will be notified via phone or email if you have been accepted into the elite race.

Comparable times for other distances will also be evaluated for entry into the elite heats. A maximum of 12 athletes will be accepted into each elite field. Meeting the qualifying marks does not guarantee acceptance into the elite competition.



  • Athletes must not be affiliated with a coach or agent who has had an athlete test positive with banned items on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited items list.

  • Athletes must never have tested positive for any band items listed on the WADA prohibited items list.

  • Current NCAA eligible athletes or participants under the age of 18 are not eligible for prize money due to eligibility restraints with the NCAA, High School Associations, and AAU, but are eligible to start in the elite corral.

  • Overall placing and money will be determined by Gun Time.

  • All prize money will be distributed post-event after all W-9's have been collected and scoring has become official. Prize money must be claimed within 30 days of the event.

  • Athletes must be accepted into and start with the Elite Mile to be eligible for the prize purse. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility.


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- Percy Cerutty