The Downtown Yakima Mile

The Downtown Yakima Mile
Date Jul 2025 (TBD)
Distance 1mi
Course Type Road

Race Information

The Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile is a one-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”.

​We will be running 11 heats of mile races back to back from elite athletes to tiny tots. The Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile will feature more than $25,000 in prizes for athletes, attracting top level competitors from all over the west coast.

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