Shuffle hits Chemainus streets Tuesday night

The Twilight Shuffle will return to the streets of Chemainus for its 30th run at 7 p.m. next Tuesday.

Phil Nicholls and his mother, Lorna, started the 5km run/walk in 1984 as a way to celebrate sports in the community.

"Starting the Twilight Shuffle with my mother in 1984 was a great way to give back to the community where I had my start in running," said Nicholls, a threetime winner of the Victoria Marathon. "This year we’re encouraging everyone to take part to celebrate the long history of this event and raise money for an important cause – supporting our Legion."

The Twilight Shuffle has raised money for a wide range of groups over its three-decade run, but for the last 10 years, the focus has been on the Lorna Nicholls Memorial Bursary awarded by the Chemainus Legion to a local high school student.

"It is great to give back to the community while honouring one of our former members," said Janet Mitchell, an executive member of the Chemainus Legion. Unique in the running world, the Twilight Shuffle takes place on a weekday evening, while most runs start on Sunday mornings.

For more information about the event, or to register, visit www.islandrunner.ca/chemainuslegion-twilight-shuffle-5k