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SHOW YOUR CHICAGO TEAM SPIRIT AND RUN FOR THE RAUE

March 23, 2017
Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the 20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts. Runners are encouraged to don the jersey, sweater or uniform of their favorite Chicago sports team and run for Raue Center! The 5k and 1-mile walk/run honor the unparalleled community accomplishments of Bob Blazier and benefits Raue Center – a 501(c)3 organization. Show your Chicago team spirit and help preserve the arts in your community at 8 a.m. on May 7, 2017!

The 20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts 5k and 1-mile walk/run begin and end outside of Raue Center. Show your Chicago team spirit and help preserve the arts in your community all while enjoying a run through the beautiful and historic area of downtown Crystal Lake!

All participants in the 5k and 1-mile walk/run will have a chance to win fantastic Chicago sports themed prizes and the overall race-winners will take home a coveted Bob Blazier Bobblehead! Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female winners, age category winners and the individual who collects the most pledges.

Show even more spirit by getting a team together and participating in the Corporate Challenge! The challenge is designed to help companies foster healthy lifestyle choices and a commitment to wellness, all while participating in a fun and exciting competition. Get a team together for a shot at winning a coveted Bob Blazier Bobblehead! The judges will award “Bob-Bobbles” to the teams who win the following categories: Greatest Overall, Most Money Raised, Most Chicago Team Spirit and Best Average Team Time.

Early bird registration runs through April 24, 2017 and is now open at rauecenter.org or via the Box Office at 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake. Early bird registration is $35 and includes an entry into a raffle for prizes including a signed Butkus jersey, an autographed Bears photo, tickets to a Brewers game and more! Registration after April 24, 2017 is $40 and includes a t-shirt and a swag bag.

The 20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts is made possible through the generous support of Eisenmann Corporation. Eisenmann Corporation is a full service solutions provider offering engineering, project management, project execution and commissioning as well as after sales support on a global scale. Eisenmann Corporation has fostered the arts throughout their global presence.

Raue Center would also like to thank corporate sponsors Working World, Inc., Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning, Inc., Northwest Herald, Centegra Health System, Star 105.5, Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub, The Running Depot, TOBG Engraving, Columbia College, Countryside Flower Shop and Garden Center, Caufield & Flood Certified Public Accountants, Home State Bank, Osmanski Dental, Neis Insurance Agency, Inc., Erie Insurance and CL Graphics, Inc., for their support of the 20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts.

About Raue Center For The Arts
Raue Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 16 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, Ill., is a gathering place for our region’s citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit rauecenter.org, facebook.com/RaueCenter and twitter.com/RaueCenter.  
Contact:
Janie Ragsdale, Public Relations Intern
jragsdale@rauecenter.org

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