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Portland Marathon Day Has Lizards Racing and Pacing

Portland Marathon race day is always an impressive day for Lizard nation. Huge groups of pacers out on the course leading runners across the finish line at their goal time. A mass of Lizards setting up the mile 24 aid station and ensuring that there is not only fluids for runners, but also music and [...]

Hectic Week in The Lizard Kingdom

The rain arrived just in time to make Stumptown Cross race #2 feel like fall. And in true October fashion, when it rains it pours – both the actual rain, as well as all of the activities we have going on at the moment. The coming week might be the busiest week on the Lizard [...]

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 [...]

Vancouver USA Marathon Pacers Needed – Sunday, June 21

Feel like making your weekend long run a community service event? Then consider pacing the full or half marathon in Vancouver this June. Team Red Lizard is going to be providing pace teams for 9 pace times in the full marathon (range from 3:00 to 5:00 finish time) and 7 pace times in the half [...]

Portland Marathon Weekend!

A whole lotta Lizard action is about to go down this weekend. Sunday, October 5, 2014 is the Portland Marathon, and the Lizard volunteer effort is already going strong. Pacers who will be running the marathon on Sunday have been working the expo booth, telling runners all about what to expect from pace teams. Come [...]

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 [...]

2013 Portland Marathon Recap

Team Red Lizard completed another successful year of pacing the Portland Marathon last Sunday. We had 15 teams leading groups hoping to finish the marathon between 3 and 5 hours. The weather proved to be ideal with clear skies and cool temperatures. This year did have it’s challenges with changes in the course that led [...]

Perspectives from a Portland Marathon Pacer

I have to admit – I love pacing at the Portland Marathon. And I know I’m not the only Lizard who thinks this is one of the best volunteer opportunities that the running club is involved in. But it’s funny how some people just don’t comprehend what pacing means. After finishing our pacing duties this [...]

Volunteerism – What Makes a Runner a Lizard

I’m willing to bet that every member of this fine organization runs (or is at least on the injured reserve list). And beyond running, I’m guessing many folks value group activities – whether it be racing on a cross country team or hanging out with other runners at First Friday. But I’ve got to say [...]

Marathon Pacer Meeting – Wed, Sept 28 at 7:30

Attention all Portland Maraton pacers – there is a mandatory informational meeting scheduled for 7:30 on Wednesday, September 28 at Macadams Bar and Grill. Plan to show up for the Fulton Run at 6:00 to practice your pace and then join for the meeting afterwards. Macadams is located at 5833 Southwest Macadam Avenue in John’s [...]

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