Small Race Preview: 2017 Lyle’s Myles 5K

July 8th will be the 24th annual Lyle’s Myles. This one of a kind 5K makes winning a little different.

After years of finishing runs at the back of the pack, local denizen Lyle Smith decided it was time for a change. For his 60th Birthday, Lyle devised a race that would guarantee a win by adding one extra rule —anyone who crosses the finish line before him is disqualified. For 21 years Lyle has taken first place in this event (go figure). However, there is no dishonor in being disqualified, as trophies are given out for runners/walkers that are the “Fastest Disqualified” in their age group.

This 5K is a flat out and back course along the Columbia River that starts at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Teams and costumes are encouraged at this original and very affordable race. (Registration is just $15!)

Lyle’s Myles is held in conjunction with Saturday in the Park Pride, Vancouver’s annual LGBTQ Pride Event. Proceeds from this race will be split between 3 non-profits working towards a world without HIV/AIDS. 40% will go to Global Partners for Development, funding projects in Africa to break the cycle of poverty and save lives. 50% will go to Martha’s Pantry in Vancouver, providing food, toiletries, clothing and more to the poorest and most needy living with HIV/AIDS. The remaining 10% will go to Cascade AIDS Project in Portland.

Lyle’s Myles Details

Date: Saturday, July 8

Time: 9:15 A.M.

Location: Esther Short Park, 301 West 8th St., Vancouver, WA

Entry Fee: $15

Race Website: Click Here



About Annette Vaughan (495 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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