The Downtown Yakima Mile, is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020. Runners of all ages and abilities will take over Yakima Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m. that day to race their fastest mile from start to finish on one of the city’s busiest streets.


The Downtown Yakima Mile, which benefits the Yakima School District, is a timed one-mile race that opens a 14-block gradual downhill stretch of Yakima Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities. The event features 10 heats -- from elite athletes to tiny tots -- with more than $25,000 in prizes for elite milers. The race will begin on Yakima Avenue just east of 16th Avenue and will end in the shadow of the Larson Building, downtown Yakima’s historic Art Deco building. 


Race Starts at 1101 W. Yakima Ave. Yakima, WA 98902


race Schedule

5:30 PM

6:00 pm

6:15 pm

6:30 pm

6:45 pm


7:05 pm

7:40 pm

8:00 pm

8:15 pm


Family Mile - Walk, stroll, Jog - by sozo sports

7 years old to 14 years old

Girls High School Division 

Boys high school Division

Military and First Responders by Home2 Suites by Hilton 

WheelChair and Hand Cycles

OPEN RACE by Howard's medical supply 

Robbie Barany Women’s Elite by The hotel group

Robbie Barany Men's Elite by gesa credit union

Kids Under 7 ¼ Mile 

Elite Athletes Autograph bibs/Awards

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

  1. Register for the open race.

  2. Email your application to the Elite Athlete Relations Coordinator to "apply" for the elite athlete race.

  3. You will be notified if you have been accepted into the elite race.

EVENT Records

June 8th, 2019 Amos Bartelsmeyer 3:51,79

"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."

- Fred DeVito

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