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Girl Scouts to hold Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1 Mile Daisy Dash on February 15

TMdudeIf you love Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, you may want to join the Girl Scouts and their families for the second annual Girl Scouts Louisiana East Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1 Mile Daisy Dash fun run on Saturday, February 15, at the New Orleans City Park festival grounds.

According to race coordinator Marissa Baham, the races are open to the public and are held to encourage Girl Scouts and their families to lead more active lives, make smarter food choices, and build self-confidence.

“Participating in the Thin Mint Sprint is an activity that families can enjoy Thin Mint Sprint 5Ktogether.  We don’t care who can run the fastest, we just want girls and their families to be more active,” said Baham.

The non-competitive run is for runners and walkers of all ages, with the one mile Daisy Dash a perfect opportunity for those who might not be ready for the 5K.

The Thin Mint Sprint 5K entry fee is $30 per person if registered by February 14, and $35 the day of the race.  The Daisy Dash one mile fun run is $20 if pre-registered by February 14, and $25 the day of the race. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.gsle.org/thin-mint-sprint/

Thin Mint Sprint 2Racers registering after January 15 will receive T-shirts while supplies last. Pre-race packets can be picked up on Thursday, February 13, from 1 – 7 p.m. at the council offices at 841 S. Clearview Parkway, in Jefferson.

On February 15, packet pickup and on-site registration opens at 7 a.m., a welcoming and opening ceremony is planned for 8 a.m., with the one-mile Daisy Fun Run beginning at 8:30 a.m.

and the Thin Mint Sprint 5K beginning at 9 a.m. A post race celebration will continue until 11 a.m. Race day registration and activities will be centered off Henry Thomas and Golf Drives near the soccer fields.

The Thin Mint Sprint run is one of the ways local Girl Scouts are supporting their organization’s Healthy Living initiative, designed to encourage healthy living among girls, educating and empowering them to take action to strengthen their physical and emotional health and positively impact their communities and the world.

For more information about the Thin Mint Sprint 5K, please contact Baham at 504-733-8220, ext. 1224 or mbaham@gsle.org.  Girl Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The local council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls 5 to 17 in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

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