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Summer Series Kicks Off May 10

April is drawing to an end and the weather is about to get downright summery. I’m not sure about you, but warm weather has me thinking about a long-running (ok, there are some short runs as well) TRL summer tradition – the Summer Series!

The Summer Series is an opportunity to join your fellow Lizards in a friendly intra-club competition while enjoying some fun local races. The competition aspect is accomplished by scoring how TRL members place in relation to one another – all you need to do is show up and race, but after the race results are posted, we will figure out how the men and ladies score against each other. The top placing male and female Lizard will each score 100 points; the last will get 20 points; and everyone in-between will get some fraction of points between 20 and 100, which will vary based on the number of Lizards who show up.

There are 8 races in this year’s series, and the scores from everyone’s best 5 races will be used to determine your standing in the series. While there may be prizes for those who place in the top 10 (the standings will definitely be worth bragging rights), the majority of prizes will be given out to folks who show up. The current plan is to give everyone a raffle ticket for each race they participate in, and then at the end of the series, we will draw names for the pile of swag we are accumulating. Shoes, gift certificates, running gear, etc – we promise it will be worth your while. Check the message board for more details on scoring, prizes, etc.

With the first race being less than 2 weeks away, it is time to get these races on your calendar, get registered, and start racing!

5/10/2014 Troutdale Trot – 6.7 mile road race in Troutdale.

5/17/2014 Carson to Stevenson Ridge – 15k point to point in the Gorge

6/1/2014 Run for the Hills – Trail half marathon in Corvallis

6/21/2014 Joe Dudman 5.0k – Road 5k to celebrate Joe’s bday

7/13/2014 Outdoor Sunday Evening 5k – $5 road 5k in Beaverton

7/20/2014 McCubbins Gulch Scramble – 6 mile adventure in the woods

8/1/2014 ORRC Dual Duel – 10-mile 2-person team track relay

8/10/2014 Timberline Mountain Run – 7 mile mountain (HILLY!) run


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