Thin Mint Sprint and Daisy Dash is Saturday _lowres

Photo provided Girls Scout Council - Girl Scouts and members of the community line up at the start of the 2014 Thin Mint Sprint and Daisy Dash. The third annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1-mile Daisy Dash fun run is Saturday at the Tammany Trace Trailhead on Koop Drive in Mandeville.

The third annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1-mile Daisy Dash fun run is a noncompetitive event to be held Saturday at the Tammany Trace Trailhead, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville.

According to race coordinator Kari Volz, this will be the first year the races are being held on the north shore; its first two years were held in New Orleans’ City Park.

“In the short time we’ve held the race, it’s become very popular with families from across our council’s 23-parish jurisdiction,” Volz said. Open to the public, the races are held to encourage Girl Scouts and their families to lead more active lives, make smarter food choices and build self-confidence.

The event is for runners and walkers of all ages, with the 1-mile Daisy Dash a perfect opportunity for those who might not be ready for the 5K.

“We don’t care who can run the fastest; we just want girls and their families to be more active,” Volz said.

The Thin Mint Sprint 5K entry fee is $25 per person in advance and $35 the day of the race. The Daisy Dash 1-mile fun run is $15 when preregistering and $35 the day of the race. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.gsle.org/thin-mint-sprint. A limited number of T-shirts will be available at the race for $10.

Packet pickup and on-site registration opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. A welcoming and opening ceremony is planned for 8:50 a.m.

The Daisy Dash fun run begins at 9 a.m., and the Thin Mint Sprint will begin at 9:20 a.m. Post-race festivities will take place at the Caboose Kids Connection Playground.

For information, call Volz at (800) 644-7571, ext. 1224, or email kvolz@gsle.org.