Girl Scouts’ Thin Mint Sprint Sept. 21 at Camp McCormick

Staff Report

STILLMAN VALLEY, Ill. — Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ (GSNI) Ninth Annual Thin Mint Sprint will be Saturday, Sept. 21, at Camp McCormick in Stillman Valley, Ill.

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. A free 100-yard kids’ dash for children 5 and younger will be held following the family fun walk/run.

The trail run begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 8K starting at 9 a.m., and family fun walk/run beginning at 9:15 a.m. Directions and registration forms are available online at Registration is also available online at

The 8K and Tough Cookie Trail Run are $30 per person. The 8K road race, trail run, and “Do the Double” are 2013 Rockford Road Runners’ circuit races. The 8K takes place on rolling country roads outside Camp McCormick while the trail run is a challenging course though camp on dirt paths and loose gravel. “Do the Double” is $50 per person.

The 2-Mile Family Fun Walk/Run is $20 per person. This event is open to all ages with awards given to run participants 18 years of age and younger. There is also a Girl Scout marathon fun patch for all participants who download and complete their running log at

All proceeds from the Thin Mint Sprint go to support programs for more than 18,000 Girl Scouts in 16 local communities.

GSNI serves more than 18,000 girls and 5,500 adult volunteers in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties.

To join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSNI, visit or call 1-800-242-5591.

Posted Sept. 18, 2013

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