Thursday, January 24, 2019

2019 Cookie Classic Run

More than 400 runners and walkers cookie crawled their way through the 5th annual Girl Scout Cookie Classic Run on January 19 at the Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. The race, which included a 1-mile Samoa Stroll, 5K Trefoil Trek and 10K Tagalong run (new this year), was organized by Girl Scout volunteers from Community 3, a membership area within Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast that includes Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk and surrounding cities.

The 5K and 10K races kicked off the morning’s festivities at 8:30 a.m. Runners celebrated sweet success along the path as they were the first people in Hampton Roads to enjoy Girl Scout Cookies.

As participants crossed the finish line, they were greeted with medals to show off their victory!

The fun continued as the top finishers from different age groups were recognized for their win. The awards ceremony was followed by a costume contest which featured a blue-bearded and tutu-adorned Cookie Monster couple- the winners of this year’s contest, Rosie the Riveter duo, and Girl Scout Cookie pair.

Girl Scouts who participated in the races completed requirements toward earning a badge for their age level, including the My Best Self badge for Girl Scout Brownies and the Staying Fit badge for Girl Scout Juniors.

Proceeds from the annual race help provide programs for Girl Scouts, learning opportunities and training for Girl Scout volunteers, and financial assistance for girls who otherwise would not be able to participate in Girl Scouts.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors and supporters.