Bob Blazier Run for the Arts Introduces Superhero Theme This Year

Bob Blazier Run for the Arts Introduces Superhero Theme This Year

Raue Center For The Arts is pleased to announce its Bob Blazier Run For The Arts 5K Run/Walk will introduce a superhero theme to this year's race! Now in its seventeenth year, runners and walkers alike can be superheroes just for one 5K. The race honors Bob Blazier's unparalleled community accomplishments and benefits Raue Center - a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Join Bob Blazier on his quest to preserve the arts in the community on May 4, 2014 at 8:00 am.

Participants can rally together with a team, co-workers or hit the pavement solo. Registration is $40 and includes t-shirt, cape and mask. Not up for a full 5K? Don't forget about Bob's trusty sidekick Rosemary and her 1-Mile Walk ($20 and that fee includes a t-shirt and sidekick mask). Registration is now open at or via the Box Office located at 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL.

This year's event also includes the Bob Blaizer Run For The Arts Corporate Challenge, which is designed to help companies foster healthy lifestyle choices and a commitment to wellness, all while participating in a fun and exciting competition. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the challenge! Categories include Greatest Overall, Most Money Raised, Most Superhero Spirit and Best Average Team Time. The winner of each category will win a trophy and each member of the winning team will receive a pair of limited edition Bob Blazier Run For The Arts socks.

In addition to being an excellent opportunity for exercise and camaraderie amongst your staff, the event is a great chance for networking and it gives your company an opportunity to expand its social awareness. Interested companies should visit to learn more or contact Melissa Thomfohrda, director of marketing, at

This event is by presented by EISENMANN and sponsored by Centegra Health System, CL Graphics, Countryside Flower Shop and Garden Center, Crystal Lake Park District, Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria and Pub, Home State Bank, INTREN, Northwest Herald, RFP Photography, Inc. and Sage Products, Inc. If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor of Bob Blazier Run For The Arts please contact Ryan McNerney at

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 13 years, they have provided quality programming - striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor-Lucile Raue-Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit, and

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