Event Update

After careful consideration, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to explore postponing the 2020 Cornfield Cornfield 5K and 10K.

We are currently looking into a wide variety of options for the date, location, and other details. In addition to a postponed in-person event, we will also provide a virtual run for anyone who is unable or chooses not to run in-person. We want to be transparent that it may be necessary to eventually transition the entire event to a virtual run, however we are working hard to provide an in-person event later in the year and will not be holding the event on the original date of June 13th.

For now, we are asking for your patience as we explore options. As soon as details are updated, all participants will be emailed and this page will be updated.

The health and safety of our participants, staff, and community is our top priority. Best practices are emerging for holding endurance events which incorporate social distancing and we will make sure they are followed for any in-person race held by Pink Gorilla Events.

Because we have runners who are planning to travel from throughout the Midwest and it has become clear that exploring postponing is the best option, we don’t want to delay this decision longer than necessary.

Thank you for your understanding. We’ll be in touch soon. Until then, stay safe, healthy, and active!

#TogetherWeRun

Questions?

When and where will the race be held?

We are currently exploring a wide variety of options for the date, location, and other details. Please be patient and we will email all participants and update the race website once details are finalized. 

Can I choose and start my virtual run now?

Please continue training, but hold off actually running your virtual run until we announce additional details. 

Why is postponement being explored for this race when others went straight to virtual runs?

Every event is different and it is our intention to continually try to provide runners with as much value as possible. What we are able to do for one race might not be possible for another for a wide variety of reasons. For Cornfield Cornfield, we have determined that postponement is worth exploring whereas it was not a viable option for other races produced by Pink Gorilla Events. Please know that no decision is made lightly and all options are considered for each event. For a more detailed explanation of our response to the coronavirus pandemic, please watch this video

Can I still register?

Yes. We are leaving registration open, but capping the number of registrants at 1600 for social distance race planning purposes. This leaves less than 100 race bibs available as of 5/5/2020 when this announcement was made, so invite your friends who haven’t registered yet quickly.

What about going for the BRIN BLACKOUT medal?

Participating in the postponed in-person 10K race or the virtual 10K race will count towards earning your BRIN BLACKOUT medal. Note that earning your BRIN BLACKOUT medal requires that you cross the in-person or virtual finish line at the Leprechaun Chase, Cornfield Cornfield, and Harvest Moon Hustle. Learn more by visiting the BRIN BLACKOUT website.

Can I get a refund?

Thank you for understanding that we are not able to issue refunds. As stated in the registration policy and agreements with all Pink Gorilla Events, all entry fee payments are final and non-refundable. In the event of dangerous conditions (as created by the recent COVID-19 crisis), Pink Gorilla Events reserves the right to cancel the event in order to protect the safety and security of  event participants. In the event of such cancellations, we are not able to offer refunds. We understand and appreciate that this may disappoint some of you. The funds for the event have already been spent in preparation for race day. We are a small organization and commit financially to the expenses related to a race well in advance of it. We are trying to make the decisions that are best for participants, volunteers, and sponsors, while keeping our organization in a position to provide races in the future. For a more detailed explanation of our response to the coronavirus pandemic, please watch this video

 

We’re here for you.

We understand that you may have many questions about the event. We promise to keep this page updated with the most up-to-date information which should answer many of the questions you may have. If you still have questions, we’re here for youYou can also always email us at ask@pinkgorillaevents.com.

 

Thank you for understanding and supporting Pink Gorilla Events and local running during these challenging times.