Run for Those Girl Scouts (Cookies)

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time. They’re everywhere: on street corners, at tables outside grocery stores, and lurking just outside the doors of your gym. With their cute faces and deliciously evil snacks, who can resist them?! It’s for a good cause, right? Yes. But good cause calories will make your butt just as big as empty beer calories. If only you could do good things for the future women of South Florida without going up a pant size. No worries. The Junior League is here to provide all the calorie burning philanthropy you could hope for. The 11th Annual Riverwalk Run starts at 7 a.m. Sunday in Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. While you jog along the New River and through Rio Vista, you can think of all the cellulite that’s not being formed by that box of Thin Mints you ate alone in the car and about all the good causes you’re helping. This year’s Junior League projects include The FLITE Center to help youth aging out of the foster, Healthfully Ever After nutrition education for second graders, and Kids in the Kitchen cooking classes. Choose from the 5 mile run, 5K run, or 5K fitness walk. Registration is $25 online, $30 on paper, or $40 at the gate. For more information or to register, visit juniorleagueftl.org, or call 954-462-1350.
Sun., Feb. 27, 7 a.m., 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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