The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida recently held its annual Thin Mint Sprint event across three separate locations, where approximately 600 runners raced and helped raise more than 45,000 along with the support of sponsors, including Publix Super Markets Charities, the Duffy’s Foundation, Truly Nolen Pest Control, the Eaton Financial Group, Sleep Number and others. Money raised will be used to support the organization’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
The Thin Mint Sprint 5K event in Palm Beach County took place on Saturday, March 7 at Okeeheelee Park. Following the 5K was the Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash, where kids eight and under also got to show off their speed.
Richard Wandoff took first place, Matt Triggs took second place and 13-year-old Cameron Shelby of Royal Palm Beach finished third and was the only female across all three races to place as a top three overall finisher.
Race results for all finishers can be found here.
Awards were given in 17 categories, and all participants in the 5K race received a box of Thin Mints at the finish line.
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice — girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.
The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success.
The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves more than 10,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call (866) 727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.