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 21 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 25th Annual Lyle's Myles 5K Run/Walk will be held on July 14th, 2015, in association with Saturday in the Park, 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 5K Run/Walk Begins
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.
30% of proceeds go to Global Partners for Development, funding projects in Africa to break the cycle of poverty and save lives.
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.
The remaining 10% of funds raised will go to Cascade AIDS Project in Portland.