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Race Preview: 2017 Truffle Shuffle

The Truffle Shuffle is a classic Eugene tradition. Now in its 35th year, this annual event – that includes a chocolate truffle for all finishers – benefits St. Vincent de Paul’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families.Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is . . . . aimed at helping homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness with the resources needed to become or remain permanently housed. Sponsored by a grant from the Veterans Administration (VA), SSVF provides financial assistance and case management with the objective of helping our country’s veterans achieve housing stability.”

This Eclectic Edge Racing event includes a 4 mile run, a 2 mile run, a 2 mile walk, and a 700m kids run. Starting at Alton Baker Park, the 2 and 4 mile routes both run along the Willamette River. Awards will be presented for the first male and female runner, along with the first place age group winners for both male and female. If you are running with a group, you may choose to enter the team competition. See the website for more information on the team competition. There will also be random prize drawings that all participants are eligible for.

This is an afternoon race, so you can sleep in and still get in your run. Or, find a morning race and squeeze in two runs on the same day!

Truffle Shuffle Details

Date: Sunday, February 12

Times: 12:45 P.M. – Kids 700m fun run
1:15 P.M. – 2 mile walk and run
2:15 P.M. – 4 mile run

Location: Alton Baker Park, Eugene

Entry Fees: $20, add $15 for a long sleeve tech shirt
$15 – Ages 17 and under, 60 and older
Veterans  – Free
Day of Race – Add $5 to the price
Kids Run – Free

Race Website: Click Here

 

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About Annette Vaughan (312 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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