Girl Scouts To Host Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K April 7 At Okeeheelee Park

The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will hold its annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K event at Okeeheelee Park on Sunday, April 7, where participants will run to support the organization’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

To be included again this year will be a Tagalong Trot for kids eight years old and under, so there will be fun to be had for the entire family. There will also be awards in many different age categories, music, face painting and more. This event is open to the public. Everyone of all ages is welcome and encouraged to attend, and you do not need to be affiliated with Girl Scouts to participate.

Every runner who crosses the finish line in the chip-timed 5K race will receive a finisher medal and free box of Thin Mint cookies. Considering the race takes place well after the council’s Cookie Sale ended Feb. 17, those cookies are truly a hot commodity. Additionally, participants can choose to fundraise for the organization to provide the life-changing experience of Girl Scouts for local girls in our community.

Sponsoring the event this year are presenting sponsors the Duffy’s Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities; major sponsor Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises; champion sponsor Truly Nolen Pest Control; supporting sponsor Main Street Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics; and steward sponsors La Croix Sparkling Water and Singing Machine.

For more information, or to register, visit or contact Danielle Crouch at or (561) 815-1808.