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Girl Scouts plan adventure racesTell North Platte what you think

An Interstate 80 Adventure Race benefiting the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will be held in Kearney, Lincoln, Nickerson, North Platte and Scottsbluff.

(This race has been postponed until Sept 17. It was originally set for June 3. - Editor)

The inaugural statewide event, hosted in partnership with Angry Cow Adventures, is open to the public and will test participants’ endurance and problem-solving skills as they navigate courses with a map and compass.

Angry Cow Adventures promotes activities such as trail runs for kids and adults, adventure races, bike, orienteering events and triathlons from its office south of Lincoln in Panama, Neb.

Specific activities will vary by location and may include running, hiking, biking, kayaking -- fun physical challenges for all ages. The exact courses and activities are kept secret until the day of the event, organizers say.

The race site in North Platte will be the Girl Scouts Lakeview Cabin at 101 S. Lake Maloney Dr.

Participants can register at GirlScoutsNebraska.org until May 17.

Registration includes a tee-shirt, snacks, activities and supplies. Prizes will be awarded at each event. Participants can compete as individuals or as a team.

“It’s important for girls to see what they can accomplish when they put their minds and bodies to the test,” said Fran Marshall, Spirit of Nebraska CEO. “We invite everyone to get outside, challenge themselves and enjoy what Girl Scouts and the great state of Nebraska have to offer.”

Race sites:

Cottonmill Park 2795 Cottonmill Ave., Kearney

Holmes Lake, South 70th Street and Normal Boulevard, Lincoln

Girl Scout Camp Crossed Arrows, 12997 County Road P1 Nickerson

Girl Scouts Lakeview Cabin, 101 S. Lake Maloney Drive, North Platte

Riverside Park, 1514 S. Beltline Highway West, Scottsbluff

The check-in time is 9 a.m. The race is sponsored by United Healthcare and Shawn M. Macken with Waddell & Reed. For more information and to register, visit GirlScoutsNebraska.org.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is the largest girl-serving organization in the state with more than 21,000 members strong. Nationally, there are close to 2.7 million girl and adult members who believe that girls together can change the world.

It began more than 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who saw the potential of every girl. The organization builds courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place by helping girls discover their inner strength, passions and talents.

More than 59 million American women can say they were, or are, a Girl Scout.

To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit GirlScoutsNebraska.org or call 877.447.5558 x201.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/5/2017
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