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Flat Half aid station volunteers needed!

I have several running-related traditions in my Portland life that have been a pretty constant markers of weekly, monthly and annual transitions: the Monday evening run commute home, the Saturday morning long trail run to reset for the weekend, helping at the Portland Marathon aid station and long runs around New Years to mark the [...]

Special Olympics – CANCELLED due to heat

Due to extreme hot weather, this year’s Special Olympics Regional Meet at Mount Hood Community College has been cancelled. A big thank you to the Lizard Nation for stepping up as volunteers for this event. We will be back in 2017. Share

Still Need a Few Special Olympics Volunteers – Saturday, June 4

By Lou Karl – Membership Director and TRL’s Special Olympics Coordinator Dear Lizard Nation: We are a little more than a week out and so far the weather gods are smiling on us. We are now completely filled up for the afternoon volunteer slots, but are still a couple dozen short for the morning shift. [...]

Vancouver USA Marathon Pacers Needed

By Beth Carter Hi fellow Lizards! Are you ready to help out a friend you haven’t met yet? Are you ready to enjoy a race course while leading others to achieve their personal goal? Have you received a pesky mass email troubling you about your preferred pace time and shirt size? Can I be more [...]

A Lizard on Lobster in Boston

By Adam DiVergilio A visit to Boston isn’t complete without a meal or three featuring lobster. Despite the fact that lobster was once a food relegated to prisoners and the less-fortunate, today it is a treasured seafood dish and regional specialty of New England. The question floating around this lizard’s brain on a recent cross-country [...]

Meet TRL’s Pacing Director – Beth Carter

So, who remembers that Cake song “The Distance”?: “[S]He’s going the distance, [s]he’s going for speed She’s all alone, all alone in her time of need Because [s]he’s racing and pacing and plotting the course” Ok, so the songwriter probably didn’t have marathon pacing in mind, but I can’t help think that this is a [...]

Summer Series is Under Way!

For those of you who noticed April being warmer than usual, I am afraid that Team Red Lizard is partly to blame for this aspect of climate change. Picking April races to start the Summer Series… how can the weather help but respond? With the first 3 races of the Summer Series being crammed into [...]

Summer Series Kicks off April 2 – Dogwood Dash 5k

We technically just entered spring, but things are about to heat up. No, I’m not talking about climate change; I am talking about the kick off race in TRL’s Summer Series! This year, we are starting things off with a new event in the lineup – the Dogwood Dash 5k in Milwaukie. This race will [...]

HOP TO IT! THE EASTER BUFFALO GAP RUN IS THIS WEDNESDAY!

By Tim Swietlik Remember the fun you had as a kid, searching for hidden, colorful Easter eggs, possibly with candy hidden inside them? Well, now’s your chance to relieve those memories and get in a workout to boot! This Wednesday, March 23rd is our annual Easter version of the Wednesday pub run. We will be [...]

Spring is in the Air!

Hold onto your seats, Lizards… or I suppose I should say, get out of your seats, Lizards… since there are a whole lotta Lizard activities coming up in the next month. In addition to our standing group runs most days of the week, there are also some special events in the works that I wanted [...]

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