26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Bob Blazier Run for the Arts

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Bob Blazier Run for the Arts

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

23rd Bob Blazier Run For The Arts » Events at Crystal Lake, IL Theater

Fundraiser for the Arts
Sunday, September 20th
@ 8:00a





Come join Raue Center for their annual 5K Run for the Arts!

The History – 23 years and RUNNING! Twenty-four years ago, Mike Splitt stood up at a chamber of commerce dinner to announce that the chamber wanted to organize a 5K event in honor of Bob Blazier’s unparalleled community accomplishments. Bob was to name a charity of his choice and he chose Raue Center For The Arts.

Twenty-three years later, the event continues to grow and build community, just like Bob. For over 50 years, Bob has truly defined what it means to be a community-minded citizen. His dedication and commitment to education, healthcare, and building business is something to be celebrated and admired.


The run begins in downtown Crystal Lake, right outside of the beautiful and historical Raue Center for the Arts. The course will take you through the quaint neighborhoods surrounding downtown crystal lake and wind you back to finish where you started. Click HERE for a map of the course.

Don’t want to commit to a full 5K, but still want to get active to support the arts? Rosie’s 1 Mile Walk was designed just for you. Perfect for a stroll with family, friends, neighbors or anyone who would enjoy a morning walk on a beautiful Sunday morning. Bring the dog, strollers, rollerblades, bikes, wagons, unicycles or just your two feet!

The Bob Blazier Run for the Arts Corporate Challenge is designed to help companies foster healthy lifestyle choices and a commitment to wellness, all while participating in a fun and exciting competition. The challenge is easy! Get as many employees, business partners, friends and family together to compete in four categories: Greatest Overall, Most Money Raised, Most Team Spirit, Best Average Team Time.

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup for the Bob Blazier Run is taking place at:

The Running Depot | 30-H, N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL
Friday, September 11th | 12-4pm 
Saturday, September 12th | 12-4pm 

Registration Fees:

Price through April 19th:
1 Mile: $20 | 5K: $30

Price after April 19th:
1 Mile: $25 | 5K: $35

Price from April 29th – Event Day:
1 Mile: $30 |
5K: $40

Register early! Race shirts are guaranteed to those who register by April 19th!

If registering after April 19th, shirts will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. If you aren’t participating in the 5K or 1 Mile events but will be joining us on event day, you can purchase a shirt for $20 through April 19th.

Click here to check your registration status


May 3
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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