Health & Wellness

Thin Mint Sprint

TMS_Logo-06The Thin Mint Sprint is back! Whether this is your first or fiftieth 5K, you’re going to have a blast at our third annual Thin Mint Sprint.

What sets our 5K apart from others? It’s fueled by Thin Mints!

Everyone is welcome to run or walk the Thin Mint Sprint. Sprinters who pre-register get an amazing performance t-shirt worthy of your workout wardrobe along with a swag bag packed with awesome items. Our 5K is chip-timed, so you  won’t worry about watches or apps!

Kids love the Shortbread Shuffle – the 1K dash for our youngest runners. Our cookie mascots love to run in this race, so look for your favorites to run with! All runners ages 9 and under will receive a participation medal upon crossing the finish line, and pre-registered runners get their very own Shortbread Shuffle t-shirt.

Don’t forget to grab a cookie or two at the water stations. You’re going to need the energy because even after you cross the finish line, you’ll be dancing to live DJ, bouncing on inflatables, shaking hands with people at our business and organization expo, and celebrating with your race buddies. Plus, you may be in for a surprise or two!

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. (Thin Mint Sprint) or 8 a.m. (Shortbread Shuffle)
Location: Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI
Ages: All ages welcome!
Register online now, or fill out this registration form to drop off or mail.

FEES    
Registration Deadline Thin Mint Sprint Shortbread Shuffle
Through May 29 Girl Scout Member rate: $22
Non-Girl Scout rate: $25
Team rate (team of 5): $100
Girl Scout Member rate: $8
Non-Girl Scout rate: $10
May 30 – June 5 Girl Scout Member rate: $27
Non-Girl Scout rate: $30
Team rate (team of 5): $125
Girl Scout Member rate: $13
Non-Girl Scout rate: $15
June 6 – June 13 Girl Scout Member rate: $32
Non-Girl Scout rate: $35
Team rate (team of 5): $150
Girl Scout Member rate: $18
Non-Girl Scout rate: $20

Thin Mint Sprint FAQs

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.

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. Packet pick up locations and times are below:

  • June 12, 2015 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Action City in Eau Claire, WI
  • June 13, 2015 from 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. at Carson Park’s Pine Pavilion in Eau Claire, WI

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?

Race results can be found on Tortoise and Hare as well as on our website. Please allow 72 hours after the race for posting.

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