top of page

Run for fun. Run for fitness. Run with and for the survivors of domestic violence.

Everyone has their own reason to run. 
Whatever your reason, when we all come together, Yakima is better, we are all better.

our mission

Our goal is to leave a lasting impression in our community by bringing together athletes, businesses, leaders, and individuals motivated to make Yakima Valley - and the world - a better, healthier place for future generations. 

Whether it be domestic violence, mental health, or anything else, we believe no one should suffer in silence. 

What can we do?  We ask ourselves this every day as we strive to make Yakima safer and stronger. The Yakima Mile's partnership with our beneficiary, the YWCA Yakima, allows us to provide support and bring awareness to the invaluable services available to survivors of domestic violence through the YWCA.

The YWCA does some amazing work with not just women but men and families in the community. A community is only as strong as its most vulnerable. Support is needed, so we roll up our sleeves, we get our hands dirty, and we lean in. We want a healthy, strong, and vibrant community, which will only happen when we all come together. 

Miles Against Violece

miles against violence

"Every single one of us can make an impact in ending domestic violence..."

"...running becomes all the more beautiful when we run for each other" - Rosalie F.

The 2022 Yakima Mile introduced the Miles Against Violence (MAV) pledge run as an event within Yakima Mile. Rosalie Fish took up the torch to raise funds for YWCA Yakima. She ran 12 miles along the race course throughout the 2021 Yakima Mile while the other heats took place.

Miles Against Violence raises awareness for Domestic Violence (DV) and has raised over $40,000 for YWCA Yakima and its programs for DV survivors.  


will begin the Miles Against Violence Pledge run at the same time as the first heat–the Family Mile–of the Yakima Mile at 7:00 PM. Then, she will continue to run laps up and down the mile stretch of Yakima Ave. until the end of the races, about 2 hours later. Individuals and businesses are invited to pledge dollar amounts for every mile Katie runs for the 2024 Yakima Mile (she expects to run 15-20 miles).

Katie has been running and racing for 30 years, including running at Eisenhower High School and collegiately where she earned All-American honors in both track and field and cross country. She has enjoyed venturing into the longer distance races over the past 10 years and is a sub 3-hour marathoner (6:49 pace). She has participated in the past Yakima Miles along with her family, and is honored to play a bigger role in this year’s event as the Miles Against Violence runner. She is excited to see how many miles she can run during the 2 hours of the event, while raising money for a great cause.

bottom of page