EUGENE, Ore. -- Hundreds made a dash for decadence Sunday at the 33rd annual Truffle Shuffle in Alton Baker Park. After being delayed a week because of snow and ice, racers were ready up to hit the slightly soggy Riverfront Trail system.
Runners were treated to chocolate truffle at the finish line. But for many this race was about more than a chocolate treat.
The Truffle Shuffle supports Committed Partners for Youth, a mentoring organization in Lane County.
“We have a variety of kids, some of them have been in the juvenile justice system” said Jay Baughman, the executive director of Committed Partners for Youth. “We have a large population of our youth who have parents who may be incarcerated."
About 500 people from all over Oregon were expected to run or walk.
“We really want to bring the community together and support each other,” said Baughman.