Downtown Yakima Mile

Downtown Yakima Mile

Sat, June 13, 5:30pm

Yakima, WA

POSTPONED: new 2020 date TBD

The Downtown Yakima Mile presented by Home2 Suites and Tru by Hilton is a road Mile race that takes over a beautiful 14-block gradual downhill stretch of Yakima Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who “want to run their fastest Mile."

The second edition offers a guaranteed $26,500 overall prize purse with $23,500 Elite prize money going 6-deep per gender ($5000, $3000, $1500, $1000, $750 and $500). In addition, if the race winner beats the fastest Mile on Washington soil, a $5000 bonus per gender will be awarded.

Fastest State Mile Performances
3:51.76 Amos Bartelsmeyer (GER / WA), Yakima, WA, 06/08/19
4:23.68i Shelby Houlihan (USA / OR), Seattle, WA, 02/01/20
i = indoors

The inaugural event was the second stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse.

There will be 12 back-to-back heats for the family, youth, fire & police, dog-human, masters, elite athletes to tiny tots. 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.

2019 Yakima Mile Champions & Event Records
Amos Bartelsmeyer (GER / WA), 3:52, fastest Mile recorded on Washington soil = $5000 bonus
Therese Haiss (USA / CA), 4:29

Complete race results HERE.

Elite athlete contact, Casey Campbell: cpcampbell92@gmail.com

Event Website




Back to Event Calendar

News

The Best Mile Moments of 2019

December 20, 2019

Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The Bring Back the Mile campaign was launched in January 2012 to elevate & celebrate the storied distance, and over the past 8...

Read More comments

Enter the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 Fan Favorite Contest

October 10, 2019

Win Tour presenting sponsor Running Warehouse $50 gift card and BBTM swag; enter today!

What were your favorite BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 moments? From the top 4 Tour “Mile Moments” of the Year per gender, your vote will help determine the top two Tour Moments. The winning moment athletes, who...

Read More comments

Herrera Defends, Kampf Recaptures BBTM Grand Prix Tour Titles

October 06, 2019

6th edition presented by Running Warehouse featured 5 stops awarding more than $110,000 plus a $10,000 GP purse

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – At the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale, The Navy Mile, on a cloudy Sunday morning in Washington, DC, Daniel Herrera, 26, from New Orleans, LA, won the men’s...

Read More comments

Amos Bartelsmeyer wins Yakima Mile, clocks fastest time on Washington soil

June 08, 2019

At inaugural event, Therese Haiss takes women's title; $28,800 awarded in elite races; second stop on the BBTM GP Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse

Race summary from Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM

YAKIMA, Wash. — For the inaugural Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile, the first...

Read More comments

Elite runners highlight inaugural Yakima Mile

June 07, 2019

Kampf, Haiss, Herrera, Haney, Tripp, Harris, Bartelsmeyer top fields; $23,800 Elite prize purse; second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse

By Luke Thompson, Yakima Herald-Republic

The organizers for Saturday’s inaugural Downtown Yakima Mile figured if they could...

Read More comments

Making the Most of Your Mile: Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile

June 06, 2019

Second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 features more than $25,000 in prize money for its inaugural event: "We're going to put Yakima on the map!"

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

Build it and they will come. Thanks to Kevin Costner, it’s as cliché as it gets in sports and business. For...

Read More comments

Grand Blue Mile Opens BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

March 26, 2019

6th Tour edition presented by Running Warehouse showcases 5 leading U.S. Mile races and top Mile athletes; total Tour prize purse exceeds $110,000

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced the 6th edition of its...

Read More comments

Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile launched

March 27, 2019

Inaugural road race, set for Saturday, June 8, offers $25,000 prize purse; also second stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

By Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Two Yakima natives and former college track competitors will bring a new Mile road race to town in June with more...

Read More comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!