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  • Adel Iowa Sweet Corn Run 2016 Benefit

Brick Street Enterprise’s Sweet Corn Festival 5K Adel, IA

Come to run and stay for the fun!

Saturday August 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Walkers welcome.

Join us August 12th, 2017 at 8:00 AM for an electrifying race and family friendly street festival.

The race takes place on the scenic brick streets in Adel along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators. It is exciting to watch the streets come alive as the community celebrates a small town Iowa festival.

After the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K run, stick around for one of Iowa’s largest parades. Then, head to Adel’s town square for free delicious Deardorf Sweet Corn. The festival is complete with fantastic food vendors and live entertainment for the entire family.

2017 Race Updates:

  • Due to city construction, the 2017 race route has been slightly modified. There will also be some city construction present on the route, please exercise caution during this years race. For more information you can review the “Route” page.
  • With the additional construction, we also strongly encourage participants to utilize our free shuttle service from ADM High School.

2017 Race Charity

The 2017 Adel Sweet Corn 5k Charity will be the Adel Food Pantry. 

2016 Race proceed donation

We are pleased to announce that Brick Street Enterprises has donated $7,000 to Home Care Services, Inc. of Dallas County from the 2016 Adel Sweet Corn 5k. Thank you to all participants who made this donation possible!

Dallas County News Article

HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County

Home Care Services Inc of Dallas County believes in providing personalized and community based services focusing on independence, dignity, and higher quality of life for the people of Dallas County.  We help people in multiple ways with public transportation consisting of small buses and minivans outfitted with lifts and ramps as well as in home services in which our professional staff provides assistance with the basis life needs in addition to meals on wheels which provides nutritional meals and education. Our focus is always complete with a smile showing our love and caring for others.

Home Care Services, Inc. of Dallas County Iowa

Please browse through the HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County website.

Thank you to the Dallas County Sheriff Department and Adel Police Department for helping to make this a safe and successful race!  We appreciate your time and service!


To register for the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5k Run, visit our registration page for details. Registration rates will vary by your registration date. Here is a breakdown of 2017 race registration prices:

  • $20 Early Registration (Mar 30 – May 31)
  • $25 Registration (June 1 – June 30)
  • $30 Late Registration (July 1 – Aug 9)
  • $30 On-site Registration available during packet pick up (See packet pickup times listed below)


Remember race starts at 8:00 AM.

Register Early

T-shirts will only be guaranteed for registrations received by July 23rd, so register early.

Brick Street Enterprise’s Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run Packet pickup

  • Friday August 11th from 4pm to 8pm at the old Adel Middle School (N 11th and Court, Adel, IA, 50003)
  • Saturday beginning at 7am outside the old Adel Middle School (N 11th and Court, Adel, IA, 50003)

Kid’s Fun Run!

Again in 2017 we will offer the Kid’s Fun Run. The race will take place at 7:45am just before the 5K at 8:00am, and will take place at the start/finish line.

Kid’s Fun Run Registration


  1. 1st-3rd overall in both men’s and women’s categories.
  2. In addition, awards for top 2 men and top 2 women runners in each of the following age groups:
  • 14 and under,
  • 15-19,
  • 20-29,
  • 30-39,
  • 40-49,
  • 50-59,
  • 60+;

There will be a prize for the best corn-related costume on a race participant.