Community comes together to benefit Blazi at run

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
After much anticipation, runners are given the green light to take off for the Pumpkin Run 5K at the Exeter Corn Maze, which took place Saturday and raised money for 5-year-old Blazi Lowe. The runners raced five times around the entire corn maze. Over 350 participants ran and walked to benefit Lowe, and the event raised $7,735. Winners were: First-place, Jarett Pike of Washburn with a time of 20:59; second-place, Desmond Hill of Monett, 22:13; and third-place, Brandon Hernandez of Springfield, 22:35. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

After much anticipation, runners are given the green light to take off for the Pumpkin Run 5K at the Exeter Corn Maze, which took place Saturday and raised money for 5-year-old Blazi Lowe.

One of the best things about fall activities is picking out a pumpkin, and the Exeter Corn Maze is known for having some of the largest around. Olivia Waters, 2, of Monett, begins show interest in one as big as she is before settling on one she can carry home. Her mother participated in the 5K race around the corn maze, which benefited Exeter 5-year-old Blazi Lowe, who is battling brain cancer. Over 350 participants showed up to run and walk for Lowe. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Olivia Waters, 2, of Monett, has fun rolling around in millions of corn kernels at the Exeter Corn Maze Saturday. Her mother ran in the 5K race, of which 100 percent of the proceeds went to help 5-year-old Blazi Lowe of Exeter, who is battling brain cancer. Over 350 participants showed up to run and walk for Lowe. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Nevaeh Nash of Springfield prepares to launch on the indoor zipline at the Exeter Corn Maze Saturday, which opened for the season last week. This year, owners Robyn and Artie Cole hosted a 5K race to benefit 5-year-old Exeter girl Blazi Lowe, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Over 350 participants showed up to run and walk for Lowe. The event also offered ziplines, hayrides, a corn maze, all shapes and sizes of pumpkins and gourds (including gargantuan pumpkins to anyone who could lift them), paintball, inflatables and more. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Several children got to experience how it might feel to be taller while playing on giant tires at the Exeter Corn Maze Saturday. The corn maze opened for the season last week and features lots of fun activities for the family, including the corn maze, pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes, a zipline, paintball, hayrides, inflatables and more. This year, a 5K run was held to benefit Exeter 5-year-old Blazi Lowe, who is battling brain cancer. Over 350 participants showed up to run and walk to raise money for Lowe. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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