Yon Yilma

President, Coach


Yon founded Cascade Run Club in order to share his passion for running and the life changing experiences running with team can bring with others. He sees running as a way to help anyone and everyone achieve goals and, just as importantly, build life long friendships. Yon was recognized for his talents by Cascade Run Club coach, Shelby Schenck, during his junior year of high school and the two have worked together closely ever since. Yon  graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a BA in Marketing and Management in 2013 and also found time to run for UAA's XC and Track and Field team, becoming an All-American in both sports. After graduating, he won his debut marathon at the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon in June 2013. Currently, he is focused on training to make a USA World or Olympic team in the Marathon.