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Thin Mint Sprint 5K


Repost from Run DMT
Written by: Denise Mestanza-Taylor

Why do peanut butter and chocolate love the Girl Scouts?
Because the troops let them Tagalong.

For the third year, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will be hosting their delicious Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Tagalong Trot on Saturday, September 26 in beautiful downtown Safety Harbor.

Just like last year, the 5K and 1-mile race day participants will receive finisher medals for each event. I absolutely adored the medals and the matching Thin Mint Sprint t-shirts.

Also like last year, the top 50 male and top 50 female 5K finishers will receive a box of their favorite Girl Scout cookies, compliments of FITniche! Last year, I paced with my girls…

…but I may run a bit faster in the hopes of winning a box again this year.

Along with the 5K and 1 mile fun run, the organizers have added a VIRTUAL option as an added treat this year. So, no matter where you are in the world, you can “tagalong” with my family and me in this tasty 5K to support the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.

To participate in a virtual Thin Mint Sprint, simply run or walk a 5K distance at your own time and method – road or treadmill, all in one day or split up the miles between days.  Virtual race participants will receive a bib and race shirt.

Whether virtually or locally, don’t miss out on this fun and tasty event! Online registration closes on at 11:59 pm ET on September 20 or when the registration hit the maximum capacity of 1,000 race participants. Register here.

Denise writes a successful running blog about her adventures as a marathon mom in Tampa Bay which features fitness, food and family fun. She is also the founder of Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network. To learn more about Denise and to read her blog Run DMT, please visit

Check out Denise's 2014 Thin Mint Sprint Race Recap