The 26th Annual Lyle’s Myles 5k Run/Walk is headed your way on July 13th this year. This race takes place at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver and will be the same day as the Saturday in the Park Pride event, which is a Vancouver’s annual Pride festival.
This race is unique, as it was devised by Lyle Smith, who put together this race initially with one golden rule: No one was allowed to pass him out there on the course. If you did, you were disqualified, though there are trophies for the “fastest disqualified” so get out there and make it happen!
The course is a flat out-and-back along the Columbia River through downtown Vancouver. Make is extra fun and form a team and wear costumes! Picking a theme and dressing the part is encouraged, as there will be a team costume contest. Winners get a pizza party with Lyle.
The proceeds from the race will be split between three amazing non-profit organizations, Martha’s Pantry in Vancouver, Global Partners for Development, and Cascade AIDS Project in Portland.
There will be the traditional Big Trophy, which is awarded every year to the race winner (cough.. Lyle .. cough) and there are also plaques for the Fastest Disqualified Male and Female in each age group.
The cost of the race is only $20 though additional donations are always helpful. Anyone who registers for the race for $25 will receive an extra raffle prize ticket.
When: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 9:15AM
Where: Esther Short Park (301 West 8th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660)