Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to host 14th annual Thin Mint Sprint

Submitted by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Updated 6/29/2018 9:14 PM
  • Sign up for the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois' 14th annual Thin Mint Sprint Saturday, Sept. 29, in Cherry Valley.

    Sign up for the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois' 14th annual Thin Mint Sprint Saturday, Sept. 29, in Cherry Valley. Daily Herald File Photo

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will host the 14th annual Thin Mint Sprint on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Rockford Program Center, 7194 Vandiver Road 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 Sept. 27 at On-site race day registration will also be available.

The 8K registration free is $35 for youth and adult; 2-mile run is $35, $15 youth; 2-mile walk is $15 for adults and non-Girl Scout youth; $10 for Girl Scouts, ages 18 and younger.

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 Tuesday, Sept. 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 the Thin Mint Sprint event sponsors! Sponsors include 13 WREX, the Ackerman Family, B103, GREENLEE, Members Alliance Credit Union, Mulford Dental Group, Physicians Immediate Care, SmithAmundsen and Fleet Feet.

Girl Scouts' new national PSA, "Lifetime of Leadership," heralds the organization's legacy of fostering female change-makers and preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure.

Featuring notable Girl Scout alums in fields such as technology, politics, media, and sports, the PSA showcases the positive change these powerful female leaders have created through activism, speaking up, breaking glass ceilings, and more -- and illustrates the importance of Girl Scouts in providing girls with the leadership experiences they need to make their voices heard and effect change.

To watch the PSA and for more information, visit

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!

The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves 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.

Get articles sent to your inbox.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.