Inaugural Downtown Yakima Mile

Inaugural Downtown Yakima Mile

Sat, June 8, 5:30pm

Yakima, WA

The inaugural Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile is a road Mile race that opens a beautiful 14-block gradual downhill stretch of Yakima Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who “want to run their fastest Mile… EVER!"

The Downtown Yakima Mile offers more than $25,000 in prizes for athletes, sure to attract top level competitors from all over the country. There will be 12 back-to-back heats for the family, youth, fire & police, elite athletes to tiny tots.

Elite athlete contact, Casey Campbell:

More 2019 event information coming soon!

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Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

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