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Registration open for Grundy County Corn Fest 5K

Registration underway for Morris Hospital Corn Fest 5K Run

Participants approach the finish line at the 2018 Corn Fest 5K. Last year's event attracted 334 runners and walkers. Early registration takes place through Sept. 24.
Participants approach the finish line at the 2018 Corn Fest 5K. Last year's event attracted 334 runners and walkers. Early registration takes place through Sept. 24.

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers will host its annual Corn Fest 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 28, from Morris Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Ave. in Morris, as part of the Grundy County Corn Festival. The race begins at 9 a.m., preceded by a Youth Fun Run for children 10 and under starting at 8:15 a.m.

Pre-registration for the 5K run is $28 through Sept. 24. After Sept. 24, the race fee goes up to $30, and participants may register on race day from 7:30-8:45 a.m. The first 300 pre-registered 5K participants will receive a long-sleeve, hooded Dri-Fit shirt.

The 5K course is a 3.1 mile USATF certified course that starts on Dupont Avenue in front of Morris Elementary School and winds through residential neighborhoods. Awards will be presented to the top three in each age group, along with overall awards presented to the top three males and females.

The Youth Fun Run is $10 per child. Children 5 and under will run a 100 yard course on the field behind Morris Grade School. Children ages 6-10 will run a half mile course around the grounds of the school. Youth Fun Run participants will receive a cotton t-shirt and participation medal.

Online registration is available until Sept. 24 at raceroster.com/23191. After Sept. 24, participants may register on race day. For more information, call the Morris Hospital Wellness office at 815-705-7364.

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