Runners of all ages and speeds may be top-seeded in the 4th Annual World’s Largest Corn Maze Run on Sunday, October 20, in Spring Grove, Illinois. The chip-timed 5K event, open to runners and walkers, benefits the Special Olympics of Illinois.
The all-natural labyrinth, labeled as the “world’s largest corn maze,” is part of the Richardson Farm Experience. Richardson Farm is located just over the Wisconsin-Illinois border at 9407 Richardson Road, in Spring Grove, Illinois. For 2013, the 28-acre, 11-mile maze was designed to honor to The Beatles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s first album release.
For the 5K, the course will be clearly marked, and all non-course aisles will be blocked, allowing runners to pass decisively through the maze. Participants will enter the maze one at a time at three-second intervals.
More than 800 runners participated in the World’s Largest Corn Maze Run in 2012.
Online registration is available for the 2013 World’s Largest Corn Maze Run. All participants receive long-sleeved commemorative event tee shirts.
Packet pickup takes place on race day, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Participants will be expected to sign liability waivers.
A free 100-meter maze dash for kids (10 and under) runs at 8:25 a.m., followed by the 5K start at 8:30 a.m. on October 20. Participants will be started in a predetermined order, based on their normal per-mile running times. Fastest runners will go first.
Custom medal awards will be presented to top finishers. Event photographs may be available.
No dogs or strollers are allowed in the World’s Largest Corn Maze Run on October 20 at Richardson Farm.
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