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2021 Sun City & Barry James Memorial - In Person

October 10, 2021

Registration is OPEN

More Information & Results

2021 Toppenish H.S. 5k Color Run

September 11, 2021

Registration: LINK


2022 Never Say Never Half Marathon 

Tieton, WA

April 30, 2022 

The race director announced and postponed as Sept 23, 2021.

Registration: LINK

2021 Grey Rock 

12k, 25k, & 50k

July 10, 2021 - CANCELED

More info (Registration & Results)

2021 Clear Lake 5 Mile & 1/2 Marathon

Clear Lake, WA

June 20th, 2021 - Start 9:00am

No Half Marathon this year. There is only 5 miles.


More info & Website

Some of you may be familiar with Noe Alvarez, a Davis High School graduate and acclaimed author who wrote the book “Spirit Run.”

His work is a totally different kind of running book, one that features many insights about his Yakima upbringing and his unique running journey

Fans of Noe Alvarez soon will have a chance to enjoy his words as spoken, and not just in print. He will be the keynote speaker for the Yakima Schools Foundation Celebrate Our Youth event.

The virtual event will be April 28. The schools foundation says it includes lunch from The Lab and a signed copy of “Spirit Run.”

For more information and to buy tickets, go to the following link:


2021 Winter Race Series

January 10 & 24, 2021


Race Results #1

Race Information, Results & Website

Included COVID Guideline Info a link.

2021 Yakima River Half & Full Marathon

March 27th, 2021 CANCELED as 1-25-21 announced.

More information & Registration

'Social Fun Runs' 

Wednesdays & Saturdays

Click Here

2020 Run For Your Life 5k

Pacific NW University, Yakima-WA

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - CANCELED

2020 Frosty Four Miler

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Results are available

More inforation

2019 Turkey Trot

What: Trukey Trot -- a predict your time run of around 3 miles. The male and female who come closest to their predicted times win a turkey. Those furthest win the "finest" in turkey balloney.

Date: Sunday November 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Sarg Hubbard Park at the Yakima Greeway

Cost: None. Arrive early enough to sign up and to give all due consideration as to how fast (or slow) ou can run.

2021 Summer Racing Series

Franklin Park, Yakima-WA

June TBA, July TBA and August TBA

More info (Registration & Results)

2021 Clear Lake 5 Mile & 1/2 Marathon

Clear Lake, WA

June 20th, 2021 - Start 9:00am

Reigstration will open soon.

More info & Website

r Lake 5 Mile & 1/2 Marathon

Clear Lake, WA

June 20th, 2021 - Start 9:00am

Reigstration will open soon.

More info & Website

We received this from Kirsten.
Check out the web site she has provided. Quite good information for all.

Hi Hard Core Runners Club,

I go to Davis High School. In my health class, we were asked to raise awareness of running safety in the area.

So what I’m doing is asking running websites to share safety tips.

It's awesome that you promote health and fitness in the community through running. I think runners (and even walkers) of all ages, standards and abilities could benefit greatly from the many running opportunities and events that you offer in your club.

As you no doubt value safety, it might be nice if you could post safety resources on your website.

A good one I found that I think could be helpful is https://www.dietspotlight.com/benefits-of-running/ - list of safety tips, running benefits, resources.



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Our club is the first running club of the greater Yakima area.
The non-profit organization was founded on November 7, 1977.
The club includes persons of all ages who run for fun and fitness.
The main objectives of the club are to:

o provide opportunities to run
o provide companionship
o to provide encouragement for experienced and non experienced runners

The club publishes a monthly newsletter with results of races, club business meeting minutes, training tips, local race calendars and various other subjects related to running.

The club sponsors and puts on the Frosty Four Miler Race in February, the Yakima River Canyon Marathon in April, the Clear Lake Memorial Races (5 Miles & 1/2 Marathon) in June, the Grey Rock Trail Runs (50K, 25K & 12K) in July, the Sun City Marathon & 5K Race in October and the Winter Race Series in December-January, Summer XC Series in June to August. The club co-participates with the Junior Gap to Gap and Gap to Gap in June at the Yakima Greenway..

Several 'special' non racing event runs are held during the year - Halloween Run, Turkey Trot, Christmas Light Tour, New Year Resolution Run and Summer Full Moon Run.

Membership dues are $15.00 per year. (includes all immediate family members)

The club business meeting is on the first Thursday of the month at the Yakima Athletic Club. Meeting time is 7:00 P.M. and you are invited to join us.

"Start Out Slowly And Taper Off"