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Torrey

Torrey has written 81 posts for Red Lizard Running Club

Lizards Host Another Successful Special Olympics Track Meet

By Steve Sexton and Janelle Henderson Three hundred, forty-two athletes ages six-years to adulthood gathered in the bleachers under cloudy skies and cool temperatures on June 7th at Mt. Hood Community College track for the 2014 Special Olympics of Oregon Regional meet. The energy and anticipation was thick in the air. After patiently giving respectful [...]

Interacting with Special Olympic Athletes

By Janelle Henderson Special Olympics is one of the most exciting movements today, combining sports with the opportunity to interact with athletes with intellectual disabilities. All of us vary in our experience level with Special Olympic athletes. The suggestions below are meant to help you feel more comfortable in your interactions. 1. People with intellectual [...]

Lizards are Pacing Machines!

TRL has provided the official pace groups for the Portland Marathon for over a decade, but the pacing opportunities have exploded in the past few years. I know I have always found pacing to be one of the most rewarding experiences runners can do as a volunteer – people appreciate you being out there, and [...]

Summer Series Race #2 – Carson Ridge Run May 17

The Summer Series hits the ground (I should probably say hills) running the first 3 races. This coming weekend’s race, the 6.7-mile Troutdale Trot, starts out with a pretty good climb. And for those who came out to the Stevenson to Carson Ridge 15k last year, you know it goes up, over and down a [...]

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 [...]

Lizard Running Across Minnesota to Raise Funds and Awareness

By Aaron Coe I find that the busier I get, the more I think about the purpose and meaning of different activities as I attempt prioritize my days. So, I’ve been considering what running means in my life, and hoping that I can use it in ways that benefit people other than myself. Two months [...]

TRL Makes Shoe Drive an Official Project

TRL has a new way for runners to give back to the community. At its April 16 meeting, the TRL board unanimously approved making participation in Operation Nightwatch’s shoes-for-the-homeless drive an official TRL project. Operation Nightwatch (http://www.operationnightwatch.org) is a local service program primarily designed to provide after-hours hospitality to the homeless. “Aside from shelters, [we] [...]

Special Olympics Track Meet – June 7

Attention Lizard members, friends, family of members, or someone you know wishing to help – our biggest volunteer activity of the year is only a couple months away – and we need all hands on deck to pull this off. TRL will once again be organizing and putting the Special Olympics regional track meet, which [...]

TRL’s 2014 Summer Series Lineup Announced

Who’s ready for some summer fun?!? It’s time to pull out your calendar and start blocking off some dates, since TRL has announced their 2014 Summer Series lineup. Don’t know what the Summer Series is? The simple explanation: it is a friendly intra-club competition where we score member against member, depending who turns out for [...]

The Making of a Group Run

People who know me probably know that I ride my bike to work most days. And that bike ride is long enough that 1) I usually can’t get out of the office early enough to make it to any of the amazing evening group runs the club has going on, and 2) I’m so tired [...]

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