Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run Volunteers Needed

The Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K run committee has been working extremely hard on all of the logistics of the race for August 11th.

The effort that goes into creating a 5K race is much more in depth than an individual (who has never been part of a race committee) might expect. Our heads are high as we know we have created a lot of interest within Adel and the entire Des Moines metro. As we look down the final months of the race and our early registration draws near we still need volunteers to help the racers have the best experience possible.

Volunteers receive a free t-shirt. We need people on Friday night August 10th as well as on the morning of race day August 11th. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone that can help, please visit our volunteer page.

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run

Saturday August 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Come to run and stay for the fun!

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. The Adel Sweet Corn Festival wraps up with a kickin beer garden and live band.

Join us August 11th, 2012 at 8:00 AM for an electrifying race and family friendly street festival.


To register for the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5k Run, visit our registration page for details. Or register online now at

Printed registrations will be available in May 2012. Please check back then.


  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+;

New this year.

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

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run Packet pickup

  • August 10th 4:00 – 8:00 PM, N 11th and Court Adel, IA (Old Middle School).
  • August 11th 7:00 – 7:45 AM, N 11th and Court Adel, IA (Old Middle School).

Remember race starts at 8:00 AM.

T-shirts will only be guaranteed for registrations received by July 27th, so register early.

Adel, Iowa

Adel is located just 15 minutes west of West Des Moines Iowa.