The date for the 2022 Downtown Yakima Mile will be announced soon. Stay tuned!


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    Family Mile ( Walk, Stroll, Jog )
  6:15 pm    BOYS & GIRLS 6 to 11 yearS OLD ( COMPETITIVE )
  6:25 pm    Sgt. Joe Deccio Military, First Responders, & Healthcare Heros
  6:35 pm    Open Adult Race ( Competitive )
  6:45 pm    Dog Mile Championship
  6:55 pm    Boys and Girls 12 to 14 years old ( Competitive )
  7:05 pm    Robby Barany Boys and Girls 14 to 18 years old ( Competitive )
  7:15 pm    Master’s Men’s and Women’s Championship ( 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

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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