About

Trish Portuese, a RRCA Certified Race Director with over 20 years of working experience with Non-Profits, Running Clubs and Road Race Management. An athlete from childhood, Trish has been an avid runner since grade school, through adult life.

Personal Bests include:
1 Mile: 5:34
2 Mile: 11:36
5K: 19:59
10K: 41:34
15K: 66:47
10 Mile: 1:11:49
½ Marathon: 1:36:34

3 Time participant of the Hood to Coast 200 Mile Relay, team placing in the top 6 of age category each year. Over 1,000 teams participant in the annual event.

Road Race Management Experience:

• RRCA Certified Race Director  – 2013 – Present
• Certified Project Management Professional, PMP – 1999 – Present
• 2013 – Registration Manager – 5th Annual Rumpshaker 5K – 3700 Participants
• 2012 – Registration Manager – 4th Annual Rumpshaker 5K – 3500 Participants
• 2011 – Registration Manager – 3rd Annual Rumpshaker 5K – 3300 Participants
• 2010 – Registration Manager – 2nd Annual Rumpshaker 5K – 2300 Participants
• 2010 Co-Race Chair for North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K – 16,000 Participants
• 2009 Race Chair for North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K – 14,000 Participants
• Vulcan10K Run Race Director 2001 – 2007, race participants of over 2300
• Awarded the RRCA Road Race of the Year award in 2006 for the Vulcan 10K Run

  • RRCA Championship titles held as Race Director:
    • 2014 – Alabama 10 Mile State Championship – Red Shoe Run – 1000 total runners
    • 2013 – Alabama 10 Mile State Championship – Red Nose Run – 1680 total runners
    • 2012 – Alabama 10 Mile State Championship – Red Nose Run – 1717 total runners
    • 2011 – Southern Region 10 Mile Championship – Red Nose Run – 1648 total runners
    • 2010 – Southern Region 10 Mile Championship – Red Nose Run – 1200 total runners
    • 2010 – Southern Region 10 Mile Championship – Run Away from Domestic Violence
    • 2009 – Alabama RRCA State 10 Mile Championship – Red Nose Run – 1200 total runners
    • 2009 – Alabama RRCA State 8K Championship – Run Away from Domestic Violence
    • 2007 – 2008 – RRCA National 10K Championship – Vulcan Run – 2320 total runners
    • 2006 – RRCA Southern Regional 10K Championship – Vulcan Run – 2100 total runners
    • 2001 – 2005 Alabama RRCA State 10K Championship – Vulcan Run
  • Vulcan Run – Running Journal Grand Prix series race 2001 – 2007
  • Vulcan Run Expo Manager 1998 – 2000
  • Vulcan Run Volunteer of the Year award 1999
  • Volunteer of Vulcan Run and many local track club races since 1996
  • Member or volunteer of Team Magic, Triathlon racing event team 1997 – 2008.
  • President of Birmingham Track Club 2001 – 2002
  • Awarded RRCA Scott Hamilton Outstanding Club President in 2003
  • Awarded the BTC Arthur Black / Rick Melanson Annual Service Award 2001
  • Vice President BTC, and Secretary of BTC 1999 – 2000
  • Certified USATF LDR Official – 2003 – Present
  • Official Backup Timer for 2004 USATF Men’s Olympic Marathon Trials
  • Official Backup Timer for the 2008 USA Triathlon Olympic Men’s & Women’s Triathlon Trials
  • Official Backup Timer for the 2008 USA Triathlon National Collegiate Championships

2012 Red Nose Run
Alabama RRCA 10 Mile State Championship

Video Recap of the Vulcan Run
2007 National 10K Championship