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Be somebody’s hero, at the Bob Blazier Run for the Arts 5K in Crystal Lake

SPONSORED • Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 1:21 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:58 a.m. CST
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Longing to release your inner super hero?

On May 4, you can do just that, complete with mask and cape, while having fun, getting in shape and helping to raise money for the arts.

It's time once again for the annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts 5K Run/Walk, and this year's theme is superheroes!

Now in its 17 th year, the run/walk honors local resident Bob Blazier's unparalleled community accomplishments, and benefits Raue Center for the Arts – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The event kicks off promptly at 8 am.

Participants can rally together with a team, co-workers or hit the pavement solo. Early registration is $35 and includes T-shirt, cape and mask. Not up for a full 5K? Don't forget about Bob's trusty sidekick Rosemary, and her One-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.

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 among staff members, the event is a great chance for networking and it gives companies an opportunity to expand their social awareness.

Interested companies should visit to learn more or contact Melissa Thomfohrda, director of marketing, at .

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