1. How long have you been running and why did you start running? I started running as a kid so that I could be as fast as my two older brothers. In high school, I trained as a hurdler and sprinter with a ferociously competitive team until I broke my leg in an accident. I… Read More »Home
A Portland, OR area running club offering group runs and workouts, races, and social events.
1. How long have you been running and why did you start running? A little longer than a year. I actually really disliked running most of my life. The only times I would run were when I was told I had to (i.e., a coach/class), being chased by something (i.e., dogs), or running to catch… Read More »Home
Fall is the season when the days get shorter, the leaves turn colors, and when runners leave the roads behind in exchange for some cross country racing. Since 2010, Team Red Lizard has put together the premier racing series for runners who love the experience of racing over grass, dirt and mud all in the hopes that… Read More »Home
1. How long have you been running and why did you start running? On and off for over 20 years. Prior to that, I played tennis and rode horses. At the behest of my mother who did not want me riding horses during the school year and the encouragement of a gym teacher who thought… Read More »Home
How long have you been running and why did you start running? Several decades. I started running to quit smoking and over time it became the stronger addiction. How long have you been part of TRL, and what drew you to the club in the first place? I originally joined TRL in the late 1990’s… Read More »Home
How long have you been running and why did you start running? I started running in 10th grade because someone asked me to join the track team at our high school. I just fell in love with the sport immediately. It became something for me that I could see myself getting better at. I loved… Read More »Home
About The Club
Team Red Lizard (TRL) is a non-profit running club based in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. But running isn’t all we do. Many of our members enjoy other activities such as mountain climbing, backcountry skiing, adventure races, and Ironman competitions, to name a few.
TRL also provides members with opportunities to help others; from working at a local soup kitchen one Saturday each month, to organizing many aspects of the Special Olympics Regional track meet, and leading pace groups for the Portland Marathon. TRL seeks out opportunities to give back to the community.