OSF Saint Paul Medical Center

Mendota, Illinois

CornaPalooza 5K/10K Run/Walk

Cornapalooza 2017 Logo

About the Race

Join us on Saturday, August 12, 2017, for the 10th Annual CornaPalooza 5K/10K Run/Walk. Paired with the 70th Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival , this fun 5K/10K encourages Mendota citizens and visitors to get fit as part of our annual community celebration. On race day, runner check-in and registration will open at 6:30 a.m. with the races beginning at 8 a.m. Medals will be awarded to 1st through 3rd place in each age group for each distance with participants 14 and under receiving participation ribbons. 



Registration is only $25 per participant including commemorative 10th Annual CornaPalooza T-shirt. Registrations postmarked before July 28 save $5 on registration. Race-day registrations cannot be guaranteed a shirt. Race registrations are non-refundable, and the race will be held rain or shine.

Runners can register online or by printing the registration form and mailing in their entry. Online registration closes August 11, 2017.

Online Registration Registration Form

Proceeds benefit the OSF Saint Paul Foundation. Thank you for your support!


About the Course

Course Map The USATF-certified 5K (IL-12139 JW) and 10K (IL-12140-JW) courses start & end at Lake Mendota (1901 Tom Merwin Drive). Race participants follow signs & enter Lake Mendota property from Route 251/52 & Tom Merwin Drive. Follow signage for designated parking. The course will take you west outside of Mendota to take on the rolling hills & sights of rural Mendota. 10K course will include a 1-mile stretch of compacted gravel road. All runners will experience a mile or more of Lake Kakusha TRAIL!

All traffic control & water stations will be pulled from roads as last runner passes or when 10K reaches 1 ½ hours. Not responsible for late starters on the course. NO double wide strollers allowed.



Our community sponsors are the reason we can continue to offer this race to runners and walkers at such an affordable rate every year. Sponsorships include options for placing your business logo on the back of the official CornaPalooza T-shirt, signage along the race route, and recognition at the post-race awards ceremony.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact JoEllyn Gahan at (815) 539-1659 or joellyn.gahan@osfhealthcare.org . Deadline for sponsorships is July 14, 2017.


Past Results

Thank you to everyone who participated! Here are the 2016 results:



5K Results

10K Results

2016 Overall Results

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