Keep the pace

By on July 22, 2009

Corn Boil 5K takes off Saturday
by Mike Slodki
The 2009 edition of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K run/walk gives local runners a chance to celebrate the weekend with some sweat.

With the race headquarters now changed from the Sugar Grove Community House to the Sugar Grove Park District office at 61 Main St., the race fesitivities begin at 6:15 a.m. Saturday with packet pickup and registration.

At 7:15 a.m., stretch and warmup takes place. The runners are scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. with the walkers (not timed) at 7:35 a.m.

The awards ceremony kicks off at 8:30 a.m.

The race will have splits announced at the one- and two-mile marks, and is a flat, fast, two-lap course through a quiet residential area.

The race will have commemorative T-shirts at the end and refreshments as well to go with the awards ceremony. Results will be posted on race day with results cards available to all finishers.

Results will be posted within 12 hours to and

For more information, call (630) 466-7436, ext. 12, or e-mail

Photo: Dany Saldana (226) of Aurora, Ed Saloga (288) of Sugar Grove and Anne Schuette (309) of Sugar Grove battle to the finish at the 2007 Corn Boil 5K. Race day signup begins at 6:15 a.m. at 61 Main St., Sugar Grove. File Photo