We put on a series of races and other events to promote healthy competition between club members and against other clubs in the region.

stumptown cross

A series of cross country races in parks around the Portland metropolitan area. Come race against other running club teams from around the region.

summer series

A collection of races of different distances and terrains. You can compete in as many or as few as you like, so everyone can find a selection of events for their own running preferences and goals.

Tour de goose

A lighthearted group of summer runs and events that are part of our weekly run calendar. Come recreate the Tour de France spirit with your fellow club members.

Stumptown Cross

Stumptown Cross is a series of fun, competitive cross country races for runners of all ages and abilities to truly test their ability.  Come out and test yourself in the grass, hills, and mud. These ain’t no stinkin’ road races.


2022 Schedule:

Race #1: September 24: Fernhill Park 6k, 9am women, 9:45 men (course map)
Race #2: October 8: Mary S Young 5k, 9am women, 9:30 men (course map)
Race #3: October 29: Strawberry Island 8k, 9am women, 9:45 men (course map)
Race #4: November 5: Pier Park, 9am women 6k (course map), 9:45 men 8k (course map)


For teams, the top four runners on each team score and a 5th runner is a displacer. If there is a tie, the 5th runner breaks the tie. In addition, there are both open and masters scoring. To be on a masters team specify “MASTERS” after your team name such as “NAC MASTERS.” Open and masters teams are scored independently (e.g., a open runner doesn’t displace a master runner’s score). Team standings will be tallied over the full race series, with a series ranking based on lowest score calculated for teams participating in all of the races.

In addition to calculating team standings for the entire series, individual standings for the entire series will be calculated similar to a scoring system used in the Bay Area. Individuals competing in each race will receive a score based on a top-down system from 100 to 1 (eg, 1st place gets 100 points, 2nd place gets 99 points, etc.) based on how they place in each race. Men and women will be scored separately, and those 2 groups will be broken into open and masters. This scoring system will allow individual participants to see how they stack up against their peers over the entire series

2022 Results: Results will become available on the day of the race

2022 Race #1 – Fernhill Park
2022 Race #2 – Mary S Young
2022 Race #3 – Strawberry Island
2022 Race #4 – Pier Park

Summer Series

The Summer Series is an intra-club competition that rewards members for both how well they place, as well as how many events they show up for. The winners are based on a top ten list for men and women, with the top 5 being based on how members place in the events they run. The next 5 are based on participation – so the more events you race, the higher your rank. Members who do more events stand a better shot at placing better through either method, since one never knows who is going to show up on any given day.

2022 Schedule:

  1. Carson to Stevenson Ridge Run 10-miler (May 14)
  2. Lake Oswego Lake Run 10k (June 5)
  3. White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon (June 18)
  4. Rose City Mile (June 25)
  5. Foot Traffic Flat Half (July 4)
  6. SW5K (July 31)
  7. Strava Segment (by July 31)

For 2022, scores from your best 4 races are used to calculate the place-based score.

Rules for Strava-based events:
1. Events need to be logged in Strava (no manually submitted times)
2. You need to join the Team Red Lizard club in Strava. That is how results will be tabulated
3. You can run the segment as often as you want; your fastest time will be used in the results.
4. For climbing-based challenges, no treadmill runs allowed. 4.
5. If you need more background on Strava, check out the Strava for beginners article

tour de goose

Tour de Goose has been a Lizard July tradition for over 10 years. It’s modeled after the Tour de France bicycle race in that there are stages, strategy and polka-dot jerseys. The Tour is unique among Lizard events in that you do NOT have to be a fast runner to win. Stealth, guile and smarts count just as much – if not more – than running speed at the Tour de Goose.

You don’t have to do every Stage; you can do as many or as few as you would like. Here’s the lineup:

Stage 1 The Guillotine Mile -Tuesday July 9 @ 6PM Duniway Track
Within your age & gender group, you bid the fastest mile time you think you can run. If you do it, great! If you don’t make it, off with your head! For example, let’s say there are 2 runners in your age/gender group. You bid a 6:15 mile, and your competitor bids 6:30. If you both make or beat your bid times, you win. But, if you don’t make 6:15 and your competitor makes their 6:30, then you lose your head!

After Stage festivities at Lair Hill Pub.

Stage 2 Trivial Pursuit Pursuit – Thursday July 11 @ 6PM at regular Goose start (corner of SW 19th Ave and SW Madison St.)

I’ll just say that running and answering trivia questions are involved here. After Stage festivities at Goose Hollow Inn.

Stage 3 Downhill Mile and Stage 4 Let Them Eat Cake Uphill Sprint – Thursday July 18 @ 6PM at regular Goose start (corner of SW 19th Ave and SW Madison St.)

Downhill Mile – Each runner will be assigned a mile time they can easily do. The winner is the one who gets closest to their assigned time. No watches allowed! Men and Women compete together.

Let Them Eat Cake Uphill Sprint – Run as fast as you can up a short, steep, lung busting, quad burning hill…while carrying a piece of cake. Don’t drop it!

After Stage festivities at Goose Hollow Inn.

Stage 5 Team Puzzle Challenge – Thursday July 25 @ 6PM at regular Goose start (corner of SW 19th Ave and SW Madison St.)

Runners will be divided into teams of 4 such that total team speed is about the same. Each runner in the team gets ¼ of the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Then, everyone runs the regular Goose route to Fairview Blvd. The first team to put their puzzle together wins.

After Stage festivities at Goose Hollow Inn. First drink will be on the club!