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Race Preview: 2019 Truffle Shuffle (Eugene)

While many Oregonians may associate the Truffle Shuffle with Chunk’s signature dance in The Goonies, Eclectic Edge Racing has a much sweeter interpretation. The 37th annual Truffle Shuffle benefits families of veterans through St. Vincent de Paul and Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF), and participants have the option to run or walk 4 miles, 2 miles, or a 700m fun run for children.

All finishers are rewarded with chocolate truffle. Additional awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the 4 and 2 mile runs, as well as to the first place male and female runners in each age group. For those who favor luck over skill, a random prize drawing will occur on race day for all participants.

If collaboration is more your style, join the team competition with your favorite coworkers, family members, running club, or your own pack of Goonies. The first five finishing members of each team in the same race will have their times added for a cumulative team time, and all teams will compete in an Open division.

For the past 37 years, the Truffle Shuffle has been a positive event to raise money to help homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness. This race will not only be good for your health, but it’s also good for your community, and that delicious chocolate truffle will be good for your soul.

 

What: Truffle Shuffle

Distance/Events: 4 mile run, 2 mile run, 2 mile walk, 700m kids run (Course Map)

Where: Alton Baker Park – Eugene, Oregon

When: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Packet Pick Up: Saturday, February 9, from 11am to 4pm at Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) and on race day from 10:30 am to 12:45 pm at the shelters in Alton Baker Park.

Start Time:

  • Kids 700m Fun Run: 12:45pm
  • 2 Mile Run/Walk: 1:15pm
  • 4 Mile Run: 2:15pm

Cost:

  • Adults – $25
  • Ages 17 & under, and 60 & over – $20
  • Race Day Registration – add $5
  • Long-Sleeve Technical Shirt (not included with registration fee) – $15

Registration: In advance at Eugene Running Company, day of race at the shelters in Alton Baker Park, or online.

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About Kate Ellingsen (5 Articles)
Running brings me immense joy and peace. Like the fabled tortoise, my pace is slow and steady. I ran my first marathon in 2011, then lost my focus following a cross country move in 2012, but gradually worked my way back to 26.2 miles. I have no aspirations of qualifying for the Olympics or even Boston. The road is big enough for all runners, and my only goal is to be happy and well. Location: Portland, OR 26.2 x 6 13.1 x 11

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