About Team Red Lizard
Team Red Lizard (TRL) is a non-profit running club based in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Members are encouraged to connect with all runners in our community, meeting them with support, encouragement and camaraderie.
While TRL is a running focused club, many of our members enjoy numerous other activities such as mountain climbing, back-country 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 Qualifying meet, and providing runners to lead pace groups for the Portland Marathon. We also collect used shoes for the homeless and for under-privileged kids at local high schools. TRL seeks out opportunities to give back to the community.
TRL is welcoming and encouraging to all our members and guests. This includes conduct, sportsmanship, and respectfulness. If you have a concern or question during one of our events or group runs, please let your event leader know, so they can deal with it.
TRL is one of the oldest running clubs in Oregon. Founded in 1992 by local triathlete Kevin Foreman, it was initially associated with a running store in Lake Oswego. When the store closed, Foreman moved on to other endeavors, but the club persevered, diversified, and grew, merging in 1997 with the Rose City Runners.
People often ask where the name came from. It appears to have originated in a post-run conversation in which people started spitballing ideas for a club name at a local pub. The topic turned to colored animals, “Red Lizard” won, and it has been Team Red Lizard ever since.
Currently, TRL is a mix of road, trail, and track runners, and triathletes. We support 5K runners, marathoners, ultramarathoners, and pretty much any other type of runner that exists. Not to mention that many people enjoy more than one of these.
We are an all-comers club, and runners of all abilities and backgrounds are welcome. Workouts have always been open to visitors, in hopes you’ll join the TRL squad, so come check us out!
OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Garland has been a member of TRL since 2015 and runs competitively in the 50+ masters division. To stay motivated, Garland enjoys setting a wide variety of running goals such as placing 1st in his age-group, accomplishing PRs at odd distances, and finishing bucket-list, destination races.
Angela’s been a member of TRL for so long that she can’t remember when she first joined. “But I do know it’s double digits,” she says, adding ,”I love the team camaraderie we have and have built many life long friends on the long runs, Stumptown XC, Labor Day camp outs and social gatherings.”
Carre has been running competitively since age eleven and has been a club member for over a decade. She has served as a cross country team captain, helped organize multiple trips to USATF Club Cross Country Nationals, and has recently been helping organize the Sunday long runs.
Ben has been a long-time Lizard, and regular at group runs, Stumptown Cross, trail runs and the Labor Day camp + run adventures.
Torrey has been an active TRL member and board member for longer than he cares to admit. After being a 400/800 meter runner in high school and college, he has enjoyed racing cross country, road and trail races of all distances since then.
Kellie ran in high school and college and now finds running serves as an important medium for positive work/life balance in her life. She joined TRL a few years ago, and has been active in a number of roles. “I believe forming the relationships I now have serves as a key driving force to keep me going and striving to be a better runner and a better version of myself,” she says.
Megan has been running since elementary school, but is a newer TRL member. After signing up for Stumptown XC in 2021, Megan has become a regular at Tuesday track practice. From racing track 5ks to marathon training, Megan has found new Lizard training partners after relocating back to the PNW.
Club Contact Information
5331 South Macadam Ave Ste 258-401
Portland, OR US 97239
Email: [email protected]