Typically, you try to avoid the cookie jar when you go for a run. But Saturday morning in Eau Claire, hundreds of participants raced towards their favorite cookie in the Thin Mint Sprint and Shortbread Shuffle.
It was all for the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great lakes. The younger kids got to dash across the half mile shuffle while others took on the 5K sprint around Carson Park.
Organizers say the 2nd annual Thin Mint Sprint was a success and the gloomy skies didn't stop the community from supporting local scouts.
“The importance of this event is that it brings the community to a Girl Scout event. A lot of times we have girl scout events strictly for our members but this is something that really does bring families and community everybody out together to celebrate girl scouting and leadership programming for kids,” said reaching out manager Carrie Andringa.
WEAU’s own Lindsay Veremis emceed the event.
All the money raised will go to leadership programs to help encourage young girls to be healthy and confident.