What is the Thin Mint Sprint?
This 5K (3.1 mile) fun run/walk is a celebration of Girl Scouts, being active, and community involvement. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Pine Pavilion in Carson Park in Eau Claire, WI and is open to anyone. The race will be professionally chip timed. After the race, there will be DJ entertainment, inflatables, and a community expo showcasing our sponsors and partners.
What is the Shortbread Shuffle?
The Shortbread Shuffle is a half-mile, non-timed race designed for younger racers or those who do not wish to complete the 5K. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Pine Pavilion in Carson Park in Eau Claire, WI. Each child (ages 0 – 9) will receive a participation medal. Be prepared for some silliness – participants will be racing against our very own Girl Scout cookies!
What will happen after the race?
After the race, participants will be welcomed to the racer’s lounge to enjoy beverages and snacks. All participants and their supporters are welcome to join us for an after party complete with DJ entertainment, inflatables, and a community expo.
How do I register for the race?
Online: Click on the green REGISTER button above to register online. A small convenience charge will apply. Online registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on June 6. T-shirts and swag bags are only guaranteed for those who pre-register before May 28.
Mail: Download a registration form from www.gsnw.gl/tms. Complete all fields and mail it, along with payment, to GSNWGL, 4222 Oakwood Hills Parkway, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by May 28 or additional fees may apply.
Visit the office: Go to a Girl Scout Service Center to obtain a registration form and register.
Appleton: 4693 N. Lynndale Drive. Appleton, WI 54913
Eau Claire: 4222 Oakwood Hills Parkway. Eau Claire, WI 54701
Schofield: 3511 Camp Phillips Road. Schofield, WI 54476
Marquette, MI: 3020 US Hwy 41 West. Marquette, MI 49855
Late registration: Registration fees increase by $5 each week after May 28. Registration will also be accepted at the Friday night packet pickup party at Action City, 2402 Lorch Avenue , Eau Claire, WI 54701. Please note that you will not be guaranteed an event t-shirt and swag bag if you register after May 28.
Walk-in registration: Registration will be accepted the day of the race between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. at Carson Park. Please note that you will not be guaranteed an event t-shirt and swag bag.
What are the entry fees?
|Registration Deadlines||Thin Mint Sprint||Shortbread Shuffle|
|Through May 28||Girl Scout Member rate: $22Non-Girl Scout rate: $25Team rate (team of 5): $100||Girl Scout Member rate: $8Non-Girl Scout rate: $10|
|May 29 – June 4||Girl Scout Member rate: $27Non-Girl Scout rate: $30Team rate (team of 5): $125||Girl Scout Member rate: $13Non-Girl Scout rate: $$15|
|June 5 – June 11||Girl Scout Member rate: $32Non-Girl Scout rate: $35Team rate (team of 5): $150||Girl Scout Member rate: $18Non-Girl Scout rate: $20|
Online registration ends June 6th at 5:00 p.m. Pricing changes occur at 5:00 p.m. on designated date.
Are entry fees refundable?
No. In the event that you are unable to be present on race day, you may transfer your entry fee to another racer of your choosing, but we are unable to provide refunds.
How old do you have to be to enter?
There are no age requirements for the Thin Mint Sprint or the Shortbread Shuffle. Participants under 18 years of age will need to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver.
I have questions about my registration online. Who do I ask?
Contact Rick Huxtable at Tortoise and Hare Timing if you have any registration questions: www.tandhtiming.com
When and where can I pick up my race packet?
Participants will be able to pick up their race packet early or on the day of the event. See the below chart for locations and times.
|PACKET PICK UP|
|Date and Time||Location|
|June 10, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Action City, 2402 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701|
|June 11, 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.||Carson Park, Pine Pavilion|
Can someone else pick up my race packet, or can I pick up a friend’s packet?
Yes. Whoever will be picking up the packets will need a valid ID so we can identify who is picking up the packets.
I’m injured and cannot race. Can I still receive my race packet?
Yes, you may still pick up your race packet. Your packet will contain your event t-shirt along with other goodies, so please remember to pick it up or have someone pick it up for you.
Do you mail out the race packets?
No, we will not mail out the packets. Please plan on picking them up at one of the locations listed above or assign someone to pick up your packet for you.
What information do I need to pick up my packet?
If you are picking up your own packet, you do not need to bring any information with you. If you are picking up a packet for a friend, you will need to bring your ID.
What is the timing system?
Chip timing for the Thin Mint Sprint will be provided by Tortoise and Hare Timing. Instructions will be included in your packet. Results will be posted at the race as well as online after the race. The Shortbread Shuffle will not be chip timed.
Will there be prizes?
Youth (ages 0 – 9) who participate in the Shortbread Shuffle will receive a participation medal after the race, with the first, second, and third place finishers getting a special medal. For the Thin Mint Sprint, the top female and male finishers will receive a custom cookie jar trophy. First, second, and third place medals will be given to females and males in each age bracket.
What are the age brackets?
For the Thin Mint Sprint: 0 – 9; 10 – 14; 15 – 19; 20 – 29; 30 – 39; 40 – 49; 50 – 59; 60+. While the Shortbread Shuffle can be run by any age participant, first, second, and third place medals will only be awarded to girls and boys ages 9 and under.
Where do I find the race results?
Are there restrooms on the course?
Yes. There will be restroom facilities at the start and finish line. There will also be a public restroom located about halfway through the 5K course.
Where should I park on race day?
The main parking lot in Carson Park will provide plenty of parking spaces and is located close to all of the Thin Mint Sprint festivities.
What time should I get there for the race?
For the Thin Mint Sprint, we encourage those who have picked up their packets early to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. to park and get to the start line. For the Shortbread Shuffle, we encourage participants who have picked up their packets early to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. If you plan on picking up your packet on the morning of the race, please do so between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. Races will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. for the Shortbread Shuffle and 8:30 a.m. for the Thin Mint Sprint.
What should I bring to the race?
If you have picked up your packet early, do not forget your chip timer and your race bib.
Are strollers allowed?
Certainly! Children who will be pushed in strollers do not need to pay the registration fee. Note that this means they will not receive a t-shirt and swag bag, though. If you would like these items for your children in strollers, they would need to pay the registration fee. Children in strollers will not be chip timed and will not be eligible for the awards.
Are pets allowed?
No, pets will not be allowed to run along with participants.