Yelm starts 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge


Lace up your shoes, grab your bikes and enjoy the outdoors as the City of Yelm Parks and Recreation Department launches its new initiative, #100MILES100DAYSYELM. 

Inspired by a successful program in a South Dakota community, Yelm hopes to encourage residents to explore their beloved city while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

Yelm Communications and Recreation Coordinator Line Roy saw a similar effort from a city administrator from Iowa with whom she went to school. Upon witnessing the success of their parks and recreation team’s efforts, Roy was determined to bring the program to Yelm.

“The hope is that as people participate, they see more of this community we call home, and by sharing on social media, share it with their friends! We encourage people to get outside and enjoy the sunshine that we get in the summers here,” Roy said.

The “100-mile journey started July 10 and concludes Oct. 18. 

According to Roy, some of her favorite places to walk include the Yelm Tenino trail, where she suggests checking out the Yelm mural adorning the back of the PTL Hardwood Floors building. Yelm City Park, now boasting a sidewalk encompassing the entire park; Cochrane Park; the sidewalk trail down the Yelm Loop; and downtown Yelm are also options.

Get Fit Yelm has generously sponsored the program by providing prizes. Throughout the challenge, drawings will be held every 25 days, with prizes increasing in value as the program progresses. The journey begins with a $25 value prize and culminates in a grand $100 cash prize.

Participants can enter the drawings by simply taking a picture or selfie while walking, running or biking and posting it on Facebook using the hashtag #100Miles100DaysYelm. Participants must tag the City of Yelm Parks and Recreation and Get Fit Yelm in their posts to ensure eligibility. One entry per person per day is permitted.

Roy expressed her gratitude to Get Fit Yelm, emphasizing the importance of community support in making such initiatives a success. With their involvement, Roy hopes to “flood Facebook with good things this summer.” She urges residents to embrace the outdoors by spending quality time with family, friends and even their furry companions.

For more information, visit the City of Yelm Facebook page at