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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 25 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 26th Annual Lyle's Myles 5K Run/Walk will be held on July 13th, 2019, 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.
60% go to Martha’s Pantry in Vancouver, providing food, toiletries, clothing and more to the poorest and most needy individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
30% of proceeds go to Global Partners for Development, funding projects in Africa to break the cycle of poverty and save lives.
The remaining 10% of funds raised will go to Cascade AIDS Project in Portland.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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.
This year is the 26th anniversary so two special trophies will be awarded to the Fastest Male and Fastest Female overall.
You can purchase a Lyle's Myles 2019 race t-shirt through our RunSignup store or at the registration booth on race day for a discount price of $10. Order yours now because there are limited number are available. If there is sufficient demand after the race there will be a second printing available for $20 each through customink.com/fundraising/lylesmyles
Also to anyone who registers with $25 an extra raffle prize ticket will be given. Let's make it a banner year for Donations!
To add an additional donation to the $20 registration click on the donate button !
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 get a pizza party at the restaurant of their choice (value up to $50), with Lyle, on Lyle! Form your teams now!