Registration 2022 is OPEN!
The Downtown Yakima Mile presented by Home2 Suites by Hilton - Yakima Airport is a road Mile race traversing a beautiful 14-block gradual, point-to-point, downhill stretch of Yakima Avenue and open to runners of all ages & abilities who “want to run their fastest Mile." The race begins on Yakima Avenue just east of 16th Avenue and ends in the shadow of Yakima’s historic Art Deco Larson Building, with lively music and cheering.
There will be 10 heats including a Family Walk, Stroll, Jog Mile, Youth Mile divisions, Military-First Responders-Healthcare Mile, Dog-Human Mile, Open Mile, Masters Mile and men’s & women’s Elite Athlete Mile PLUS a kids race to the finish line with elite athletes to conclude the evening.
The third 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). If the race winner beats the fastest Mile on Washington soil, a $5000 bonus per gender will be awarded. In addition, sub-3:48 (men) or sub-4:20 (women) receive a $5000 time bonus (winner). Overall, the event's potential payout is $46,500 with the winner’s potential purse $15,000!
Thanks to race sponsor Home2 Suites and Tru, the event is free for all runners 18 & under. General registration is $25. Seniors (60-plus) can register for half price.
All event proceeds are donated to the YWCA Yakima. The YWCA touches the lives of thousands of people here in the valley through its 24-hour domestic violence emergency shelter, crisis hotline, affordable housing aid, legal advocacy and more.
The Downtown Yakima Mile is again a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile races throughout the year.
Fastest State Mile Performances
3:52 Amos Bartelsmeyer (GER / WA), Yakima, WA, 06/08/19
4:22 Nikki Hiltz (USA / CA), Yakima, WA, 08/28/21
The inaugural 2019 event was the second stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse.
3:52 Amos Bartelsmeyer (GER / WA), 2019, fastest Mile recorded on Washington soil
4:22 Nikki Hiltz (USA / CA), 2021, fastest Mile recorded on Washington soil
2021 Downtown Yakima Mile Champions
Sam Prakel (WA), 3:55
Nikki Hiltz (CA), 4:22, fastest Mile recorded on Washington soil = $5000 bonus
Elite athlete contact, Tim Cummings: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other race inquiries: email@example.com