The Downtown Yakima Mile is scheduled for August 28th, 2021.  Runners of all ages and abilities will take over Yakima Avenue beginning at 6:00 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 YWCA Yakima, 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 11 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. 

The race starts at 1003 W. Yakima Ave. Yakima, WA 98902



6:00 pm     Family Mile - Walk, stroll, Jog

6:15 pm     BOYS & GIRLS 6 to 11 yearS OLD (COMPETITIVE)

6:25 pm     Military, first responders, & healthcare professionals (COMPETITIVE)

6:35 pm     Open Adult Race (competitive)

6:45 pm     Dog Mile - dog and Human Partner Race (COMPETITIVE) 

6:55 pm     BOYS & GIRLS 12 to 14 years old (COMPETITIVE)

7:05 pm     Boys & Girls 14 TO 18 YEARS OLD (COMPETITIVE)
7:15 pm     Men & Women Masters 65 and older (COMPETITIVE)

7:30 pm     Women's Elite

7:45 pm     mEN'S eLITE

8:00 pm     kIDS Race to the finish line with Elite athletes 

                     - No registration required 

                    - Start East of south 1st Street and Yakima Avenue

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.


June 8th, 2019
Amos Bartelsmeyer 3:51.79
Therese Haiss 4:29

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