27th Annual Lyle's Myles 5K Run/Walk

Sat July 11, 2020 Vancouver, WA US 98660 Directions

27th Annual Lyle's Myles 5K Run/Walk

$20 9:15AM PDT - 10:59AM PDT Registration Opens April 1, 2020 at 9:00am PDT
300 West 6th Street
Vancouver, WA US 98660

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 26 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.

The 27th Annual Lyle's Myles 5K Run/Walk will be held on July 11th, 2020, in association with Saturday in the Park Pride, Vancouver’s annual Pride festival.  The race will start at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, and the course will be a quick, flat out-and-back along the shore of the Columbia River.  

8:30 AM          Registration & Pledges

9:15 AM          Walkers start

9:45 AM          Runners start

10:30 AM        Awards ceremony and raffle

11:00 AM        Saturday in the Park

AIDS is very much a global issue but also local to Clark County. Proceeds collected for Lyle’s Myles will be split between three non-profit organizations working for a World without HIV/AIDS. 

  • Martha’s Pantry, providing food, toiletries, clothing and more for individuals and families in Clark County, WA living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Global Partners for Development, funding projects in Africa to break the cycle of poverty and save lives.
  • Cascade AIDS Project, Vancouver office, providing HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and STI testing services

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Race Contact Info

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First prize is our Big Trophy, awarded every year to the Race Winner (Guess who THAT is?)

There are also plaques for the Fastest Disqualified Male and Female in each age group.  

You can purchase a Lyle's Myles 2020 race t-shirt through our RunSignup store. Order yours now because there are limited number are available. 

A raffle will follow the race for a various prizes donated by local businesses and supporters. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on race day. 

To make an additional donation click on the donate button. Let's make it a banner year for Donations! 


Team Costume Contest

Themes and Gimmicks Welcome!

Form a team and use your creativity: pick a theme, costumes, t-shirts, colors, skills, and/or whatever tickles your team’s fancy.

Make this a “drag” race, sack race, 3-legged race, egg relay… or juggle, cheer, knit, sashay, unicycle, twirl a baton, or parade your way through the route. YOU decide! Just get to the finish line to be eligible to win.  Winners will receive a special prize and get their picture taken with Lyle!  Form your teams now!


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