Girl Scouts’ Thin Mint Sprint Sept. 8 at Camp McCormick
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STILLMAN VALLEY, Ill. — The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) will hold their Eighth Annual Thin Mint Sprint Saturday, Sept. 8, at Camp McCormick in Stillman Valley.
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, a free 100-yard kids’ dash for children 5 and younger will also be part of the festivities.
The dash will take place after the 2-mile family fun walk/run.
The Thin Mint Sprint consists of an 8K road race, 2-mile family fun walk/run and 4-mile Tough Cookie Trail Run.
For an additional challenge, participants can sign up to “Do the Double,” which includes both the 8K and trail run.
The trail run begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 8K run and family fun walk/run beginning at 9 a.m.
The 8K and Tough Cookie Trail Run are $25 per person; $30 after Aug. 15. The 8K road race, trail run and “Do the Double” are 2012 Rockford Road Runners’ circuit races. The 8K takes place on the rolling country roads outside Camp McCormick. The trail run is a challenging course though Camp McCormick on dirt paths and loose gravel. “Do the Double” is $40 per person; $50 after Aug. 15.
The 2-mile family fun walk/run is $15 per person; $20 after Aug. 15. This event is open to all ages with awards given to run participants 18 years of age and younger. Part of the 2-mile walk/run will take place through a corn maze (weather permitting). There is also a Girl Scout marathon fun patch for all participants who download and complete their running log at http://www.girlscoutsni.org/thinmintsprint.html.
All proceeds from the Thin Mint Sprint go to support programs for more than 20,000 Girl Scouts in 16 local communities.
GSNI serves nearly 20,000 girls and 6,000 adults in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call 1-800-242-5591.
Posted Aug. 8, 2012
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