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 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. 


Race Starts at 1003 W. Yakima Ave. Yakima, WA 98902



5:30 PM

5:45 PM

6:00 pm

6:15 pm

6:30 pm

6:45 pm


7:15 pm

7:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:00 pm


Family Mile - Walk, stroll, Jog

Kids 6 to 12 yearS OLD

Military and first responders 

Open Adult Race

Dog Mile Championship 

kids 13 to 14 years old

Boys & Girls High School

Mascot Race

Men & Women Masters

Women's Elite


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

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

- Fred DeVito

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