Join us on March 6 or 7, 2021 for the annual Thin Mint Sprint event where you can choose to attend in-person (limited capacity) or go virtual.
Girl Scouts Southeast Florida’s (GSSEF) annual Thin Mint Sprint will be held at three separate locations with virtual options. This annual event raises funds to support local programs and services within the six counties we serve. Join us in-person (limited capacity) or as a virtual participant. The Thin Mint Sprint is open to the public and there is something for everyone. Even the little ones 8 years old and younger can take part of the fun in our non-timed Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash. Everyone who participates will receive a race bib, commemorative patch, finisher medal, and a box of Thin Mint cookies.
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COVID-19 Procedures and Packet Pick Up
- Packet pick up will occur PRIOR to the event. Dates and times for pick up are to be announced. This is when all participants (both in-person and virtual) will receive their runners bib, finishers medal, event patch, Thin Mint cookies, and race packet.
- There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION. This is a change from prior years, so if you plan on attending this year's Thin Mint Sprint, please register before March 1, 2021.
- Race start times will be staggered. We will have staff and social distance markers at the start line making sure participants stay at least 6 feet apart. There will only be 10 runners per start time.
- Bring your own water and food. GSSEF will not be providing water, food, or other handouts during this event, so please plan accordingly.
COVID-19 Safety - Please check your event emails prior to the race for additional details and requirements for each site.
- A mask is required to be worn at all times for in person participants while at the event except while on the race course (participants may remove their mask once they cross the start line but masks must be worn again after crossing the finish line).
- Please practice physical distancing (6 feet apart) while at the park.
- The races will start in waves. Each time slot will have a set capacity, and participants will be assigned their time slot the week prior to the event.
- Water stations will provide bottled water only. Please bring your own water.
- There is no onsite registration. All registration must be done prior to the event.
- Participants/runners will be required to wear their mask prior to starting and as soon as they cross the finish line. We ask you to not discard any PPE, masks, or gloves on the ground.
- Race Participants must remain home if they are feeling ill, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- Race Participants will be notified of their start time the week prior. The start time will be in waves of 3-minute increments with 10 runners every three minutes. There will be cones at the start to mark the distance between each runner by 10 feet. *Participants will be notified of their time slot prior to the race.
- If a participant, staff, or volunteer experiences symptoms, contracts the virus, or is exposed to the virus GSSEF will notify the County Health Department, participants, families, staff, or volunteers.
- Social distancing is required at all times within the race and park facility.
- Staff, volunteers, and participants must bring their own water, beverage, snacks to consume before, during, and after event. Water bottles will be provided at the water stations and finish line. Please do not throw water bottles on the ground.
- All registration will be performed electronically, and there will be no on-site registration. Please monitor your event email for specific packet pick up dates and times.
- There is no onsite awards ceremony, and we will be issuing awards post event.
- GSSEF will assess new developments related to COVID-19 guidelines and how they may affect their operations.
- Participants must leave the event area and return to their cars immediately after their event wave ends.
- In the event of bad weather--including but not limited to rain, lightning delays, etc.—participants, staff, and volunteers cannot congregate under tents, overhangs, or other covered structures in the near proximity of other gatherings or heavy foot traffic. Social and mass gathering guidelines must be maintained at all times.
- Race registration ends at 11:59 PM March 1, 2021.
- There will be no race day registration or packet pickup.
- Registration includes a bib with timing chip, one box of Thin Mints, commemorative patch, and a finisher medal (first 500 registrants).
- Want to get a t-shirt? Simply help make the life-changing female leadership experience of Girl Scouts available to more girls by fundraising or donating $30 or more by February 7, 2021.
- Awards will be given to first place overall and masters for both female and male. Awards will also be given in female/male age divisions three-deep for the 5K (age 8-70).
- There will be no awards ceremony this year. Awards will be available for pick-up after the race or mailed.
Course, Timing and Scoring
The course is USATF certified. The 5K Run will be net timing by AccuChip Timing, USA. All participants will be issued a tag and bib number. Failure to wear a tag during the event will disqualify the participant from being scored in the results. There is a 90-minute time limit to complete the race. In addition, cutting the in-person course will disqualify you.