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#1 rgrover


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:09 AM

As an all-volunteer, non-profit club, TRL strives to provide activities and support for runners of all abilities and ages. The club is changing all the time, so if you haven't been to a certain run in a while, come check it out again! 


Check out our website and message board for the latest news, at http://redlizardrunning.com/. We offer both individual ($30) and family memberships ($50), and memberships include a free technical t-shirt emblazoned with the world-famous Team Red Lizard logo. (At least one person in China has asked about getting a t-shirt when they spied a member wearing one; we're extrapolating from that one data point.)


Members get a 20 % discount on New Balance merchandise, and 15 % off everything else at Foot Traffic stores.


Group runs are free, and we encourage you to join us for group runs whether you are a member or not. Shorter options are available for most group runs.

Note: If you are not a member, you may be asked to sign a waiver when you first run with us.

Sundays: Run starts at 8:30am from the Starbucks on NW 23rd & Overton. The standard route is 12-14 miles. Coffee afterwards. Shorter option: 6-8 miles.

Tuesdays: Track practices are for ALL paces. Coach Rick Lovett will let you know the correct training pace so you get the benefits of a speed workout without killing yourself, and you'll get a lot of support from our other runners. Starts at 6:15pm at Duniway Track in downtown Portland.

Wednesdays: Run starts at 6:00pm from the Buffalo Gap at 6835 SW Macadam in the John's Landing Area. In the winter we run on sidewalks and roads, in the summer on sidewalks, trail and the Springwater Corridor. Paces are 7mm - 11 mm. Total distance is 6 miles. This run is dog, but not so stroller friendly. Shorter option: 3.5 miles.

Thursdays: Hill run with significant elevation gains (and then losses). Run starts at 6:00pm from the corner of SW 19th & Madison, just one block up from the Goose Hollow Inn. Winters we run up to Council Crest and summers we run up to Pittock Mansion, in part on the Wildwood Trail. This run is about 7 miles round trip and is fairly difficult. Paces are from about 8mm - 12mm. (7mm-11mm on the roads) This run is very dog friendly, but not so stroller friendly.

Fridays: Track practices are for ALL paces. Coach Rick Lovett will let you know the correct training pace so you get the benefits of a speed workout without killing yourself, and you'll get a lot of support from our other runners. Starts at 6:15pm at Duniway Track in downtown Portland.


Annual Running Activities:

TRL Annual Summer Series: Our Summer Series selects several races every year for Lizards to compete in and rack up points. Awards are provided to the top 10 male and female finishers based on age graded times. A Summer Sizzler BBQ with prizes and raffles, open to all club members culminates this fun competition.

Tour de Goose: Based on the epic cycling race, the Tour de Goose is made up of a series of competitions from the Guillotine Mile to the Team Challenge. The TDG takes place on Thursdays during our regular Goose Run and culminates in a blowout BBQ on the last night complete with awards and raffle prizes.

Stumptown Cross: Cross-Country is a whole different animal. It offers a true team aspect and is so much fun because everyone supports each other. TRL directs this 4 to 5 race series each Fall. There is also an opportunity to compete in the national championship as a member of a Lizard team and held in a different part of the Country each year.

Portland Marathon Pace Team: TRL is proud to have been providing the pacers for the Portland Marathon for the past ten years. We offer pace groups from 3:00 hours to 5:00 hours and lead many runners to their goals at our hometown marathon. If you are interested in pacing for Portland, please start checking the message board around the beginning of August when recruiting opens.


Volunteer Opportunities:

Blanchet House: The original Lizard service event, the Blanchet House of Hospitality becomes Lizard central the third Saturday of each month. It is a lot of fun, and you can volunteer in the way you're most comfortable: in the kitchen, serving food, or helping keep the place sparkling clean. After we serve dinner on our night, the volunteers head out for a little dinner of their own.

Special Olympics: Take part in the inspiring and motivating Special Olympics Regional Track Meet with your fellow lizards each spring. TRL does the volunteer coordinating and provides the bulk of volunteers for this track meet.


Lizard Social Activities:

First Friday: Each first Friday of the month, we congregate at NW Lucky Lab to hang out, get a bite and have a pint. Kids are welcome, so bring the whole family and come meet your fellow members.

Post-Run Activities: After many of our runs, members hang around to enjoy each other’s company. Wednesdays and Thursdays, hang out at the Buffalo Gap Pub or Goose Hollow Inn. And after races or long trail runs, you'll always find someone with an appetite!


Red Lizard Facebook Group: https://www.facebook...ps/21517923345/

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:26 PM

Great review Rohit! Sure glad I joined 2 1/2 years ago. Good friends,running partners and tons of encouragement
for all of us no matter our pace or skill level.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:44 PM

Just as a recently confirmed addendum to this, all members will now get a 20% discount off of New Balance merchandise at Foot Traffic. This replaces our prior Mizuno discount and will be seen on the membership cards going forward (thanks Brian Hansen for the changes to the cards). 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:22 PM

Nice work!

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