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2022 Downtown Yakima Mile

July 2, 2022 - 6:00 P.M.

Registration and Information - CLICK HERE - 

2022 Grey Rock 

12k, 25k, & 50k

July 9, 2022

More info (Registration & Results)

2022 Clear Lake 5 Mile & 1/2 Marathon

Clear Lake, WA

June 12th, 2022 - Start 9:00am


More info & New Website

2022 Frosty Four Miler

Saturday, February 12th, 2022 - 12:00 p.m.

New Location: Yakima Greeway in near Sarg Hubbard Park

New Website & Information

More inforation

Yakima River Half & Full Marathon

April 2nd, 2022 

More information & Registration

Yakima River Half & Marathon Committee announced of 1-1-2022:    

We are delighted and excited to announce that registration is open for the 20th Yakima River Canyon Marathon and Half-Marathon on April 2. As many of you know, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forced us to cancel the race in 2020 and 2021.

      Those who rolled over their entries from the previous two years will have those processed during the first week of January. The entry fee is $80, increasing to $95 after Feb. 28. Sign-up is online only, and there will be no day-of-race registration.

      While much of the race will look familiar, pandemic realities and restrictions will prompt changes in related events, especially those taking place indoors.

     A highlight of the race since 2001 has been the Friday night pasta feed and the Saturday evening potato feed and awards ceremony, both of which take place indoors at the Selah Civic Center. Amid the ever-changing Covid situation, we remain unsure as to whether we may conduct these events and assure the health and safety of all participants. We will continue to assess the situation and will announce a decision in the next few weeks.

     Of considerable interest is our tribute to the late Bob and Lenore Dolphin, the longtime race directors. The tribute was planned to take place in conjunction with the Friday night pasta feed. If we decide that we cannot hold an indoor event, we will move ahead with a live-streamed tribute that the Dolphins’ many friends may view online.

     Likewise, if we decide not to proceed with the Saturday potato feed, we will make other arrangements for overall winners and age-group placers to pick up their awards.

     As in past years, entries will be capped at 200 in the half-marathon due to logistics involving bus transportation. At this point, we have no limit on marathon participants.

     We appreciate your loyalty and patience as we navigate our path through the pandemic. We look forward to seeing you on April 2!


2021-22 Winter Race Series

December 5 & 19, 2021 and January 9 & 23, 2022


Race Information, Results & Website

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

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:


'Social Fun Runs' 

Wednesdays & Saturdays

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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.



"Join runners at the Franklin Park track, 
6pm for a 1-hour social run mixed with a little fartlek. Runners of all paces are welcome! Look for the HCR yellow. Check our Facebook Page for weekly details.

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The Hard Core Running Club of Central Washington


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"