Are you ready for a Road Lizard? Take this simple test and find out.
Do you like to run?
Do you like to travel?
Do you enjoy the camaraderie of a road trip?
Do you enjoy making new friends?
Are you attracted to the wacky people you meet in TRL?
If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you didn’t), you might just be interested in coming on a Road Lizard with us!
Several times a year, TRL gathers interested members and sets off for a running adventure somewhere. The focus of these weekend trips is on fun. We run a local race. We camp out or stay indoors. We explore a new city or hike a mountain. We have a BBQ. We do whatever it takes to make the trip memorable.
Destinations in past years have included the Grand Canyon, Steens Mountain, Crater Lake, Victoria, B.C., Paulina Lake, Cannon Beach and more. 2004 promises to be another amazing year “on the road”. Will you be there?
If you would like to join a Road Lizard email us or look for specific discussions on the message board.
2004 Road Lizard Calendar
April 30 – May 2
Come, journey with us to the “far side” of the Cascades – the sunny east side! TRL has a “sleeper cell” hidden deep in the Washington back country. We have “activated” our cell (i.e., former Portlander and TRL member Clarence Zachow) and are going to pay a visit.
Here is how Clarence describes this Road Lizard:
"Another option for a Lizard run is on Saturday, May 1, 2004 - The Apple Blossom Run - here in glorious Wenatchee, WA. It has both an 8K and a 10K, and there is plenty of room at Casa Zachow to house a contingent of Lizards. We could arrange for some great hiking afterward in the Enchantment Range of the Cascades Mountains, or some touristy slack time in nearby Leavenworth, or we could just get a keg and some dogs and have a BBQ in the back yard, enjoying the view of the Columbia River flowing along the valley floor."
We have no choice but to accept this grueling assignment. We will run the race, hike, camp and luxuriate. For any runners en route to Bloomsday in Spokane on Sunday, May 2, this may be a great layover opportunity en route. Don’t miss this season opener.
August 6 – 8
You may know Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, www.orshakes.org/home.html, one of our fair state’s cultural crown jewels. What you may not know is that looming just above this darling town is mighty Mt. Ashland. Can you say “hill climb”?
A Northwest Classic, the Mt. Ashland Hill Climb is an established trail ˝ marathon with 5600 feet of elevation gain! You start in “downtown” Ashland and end at the top of Mt. Ashland. The 25th annual edition of this lung-splitter is Saturday, August 7th. You must see (actually run) it to believe it. More info here: www.oregonrunner.com/
This weekend will be an amazing opportunity to run a race, camp, see a play or two and otherwise hang out in beautiful southern Oregon. Join us!
August 13 – 15
Crater Lake, OR
And the following weekend…it’s back on the road to southern Oregon we go! No rest for the weary - it is the “August Onslaught”!
The Crater Lake Rim Runs feature a marathon and ˝ marathon around a truly stunning natural feature. The events are very low key, and the opportunity to run or jog on this road when it is closed to traffic is worth the price of admission. There is ample camping in several spots nearby and all the ingredients for a great weekend trip.
Last year, several lizards inaugurated the Crater Lake “Wrong Way 50K” by running all the way around the rim road. Whichever event you choose, the outing will be a ton of fun. See the photos from last year