Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to Host 14th Annual Thin Mint Sprint

Cherry Valley, Illinois — Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) will host the 14th annual Thin Mint Sprint on Saturday, September 29, at The Rockford Program Center, located at 7194 Vandiver Rd. in Cherry Valley. The event will include an 8K Road Race, 2 Mile Run, and 2 Mile Walk through Swanson Hill, Baumann Park, and the Village of Cherry Valley. Registration is available online until September 27 at Onsite race day registration will also be available.

8K registration is $35 for youth and adult. 2 Mile Run is $35 adults; $15 non-Girl Scout youth; $10 for Girl Scouts. 2 Mile Walk is $15 for adults and non-Girl Scout youth; $10 for Girl Scouts, ages 18 and under. Participants in the 8K and 2 Mile Run will receive a tech shirt with registration. Participants in the 2 Mile Walk will receive a cotton t-shirt with registration. T-shirts are guaranteed if runners register by September 18. Both the 8K and 2 Mile Run will be chip-timed. The 8K race is a Rockford Road Runners Circuit Race, and Rockford Road Runners members will receive a discount on 8K registration fees.

Proceeds from the event support GSNI in their efforts to provide amazing experiences and opportunities for girls to learn valuable life skills, try new things, all while cultivating the character to make a difference in the world.

Thank you to our Thin Mint Sprint event sponsors! Sponsors include, Mulford Dental Group, Physicians Immediate Care, GREENLEE, SmithAmudsen, Members Alliance Credit Union, the Ackerman Family, State Farm – Brian Pinkstaff, Fleet Feet, 13 WREX, and B103.

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We’re Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

We believe every girl can change the world. With us, Girl Scouts develop the independence and confidence to guide their own lives and build a better world. We put girls in the driver’s seat and encourage them to customize their own experience. With programs focused on the outdoors, career and interest exploration, travel and global community, and practical life skills, in addition to community service projects, every girl has the opportunity to unlock her full potential and be amazing! We serve 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit or call 844-GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).

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