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 $46,500 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    SOZO Family Mile ( Walk, Stroll, Jog )
  6:15 pm    BOYS & GIRLS 6 to 11 yearS OLD ( COMPETITIVE )
                      bY Stephens and Sons Construction, Inc.
  6:25 pm    Sgt. Joe Deccio Military, First Responders, & Healthcare Heros
                      by Memorial Hospital

  6:35 pm    Open Adult Race ( Competitive )
                      by Blaine & Preciosa Tamaki Foundation
  6:45 pm    Dog Mile Championship
                      by GESA Credit Union 

  6:55 pm    Boys and Girls 12 to 14 years old ( Competitive )
                      by Valley Title and Guarantee
  7:05 pm    Robby Barany Boys and Girls 14 to 18 years old ( Competitive )
                      by Howard's Medical Supply
  7:15 pm    Master’s Men’s and Women’s Championship ( Competitive )
                      by TownPlace Suites by Marriott Ellensburg
  7:30 pm    Women's Elite
                      by Tru by Hilton - Yakima Airport

  7:45 pm    Men’s Elite
                      by Home2 Suites by Hilton - Yakima Airport 

  8:00 pm    Kids Race to the Finish Line with Elite Athletes
                      bY Pace International  -  
No registration is requireD

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 8, 2019
Amos Bartelsmeyer 3:51.76
Therese Haiss 4:29

August 28, 2021
Sam Prakel 3:54
Nikki Hiltz 4:21

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