Since its inception in 1981, the Corn Fest 10 km Race event has grown to include a 3 km Run/Walk. The planning and implementation of this fitness-oriented event occurs through the dedicated efforts of a volunteer committee.
The 3 km Walk/Run is a family oriented event. Three generations are seen participating in this out and back course through the local neighborhoods. Parents pushing babies in strollers, the family dog in tow, children on roller blades, tricycles and bicycles, and elderly couples strolling arm in arm have all comprised the field for this event. Since this is a “fun” event, official times are not published, but times are displayed on the race clock for participants to view as they cross the finish line.
Festivities take place at the Huntley Middle School, 1515 S 4th St. in DeKalb. Visit the DeKalb Corn Classic website to learn all of the particulars if you’d like to participate!