TUCSON — The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona organization has announced the in-person return of its annual event Thin Mint Sprint on Sept. 26.

People of all ages may participate virtually or in person in the Thin Mint Sprint 5K or 1-mile Do-si-do Dash. All proceeds from the annual event support GSSoAz staff-led programs and opportunities for girls in the area, a press release from the organization said.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to see the incredible need for girls in our community to reconnect and get moving again. We believe girls need to build and maintain healthy habits in order to become positive leaders and role-models in our community,” Kristen Garcia-Hernandez, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, said in the press release.

All runners who participate will receive a registration packet with a bib, medal and a Thin Mint Sprint patch. Individual tickets are $45. Online registration ends on Friday.

In addition, GSSoAz has launched a Healthy Living Challenge to help continue to promote healthy habits and increase wellness amongst girls.

“Registered Girl Scouts may take on this challenge to form healthy living habits. Girls who do all five steps can collect a free fun patch after completing Thin Mint Sprint,” the press release said.

Following the race, girls may visit the GSSoAZ booth to collect their patch. Girls joining virtually may visit the nearest participating shop with race bib the week after race day to get a free fun patch.

More information is on the organization’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.