26th Annual Bob Blazier Run for the Arts "Pajama Run"
Date and Time
Sunday May 7, 2023
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams St
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Raue Center for the Arts Box Office
Event Details: The 26th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts
RUN IN YOUR PJs! Bob and Raue Center are keeping it comfy as we celebrate the 26th annual Bob Blazier Run. Roll out of bed and race in your favorite PJs and nightshirts. Bring a blanket, bring your teddy bear and raise funds for Crystal Lake's historic downtown theater! A STORIED HISTORY - 26 years and RUNNING! Twenty seven 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 six years later, the event continues to grow and build community, just like Bob. For over 60 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.
|Event Pricing||Thru April 21||April 22-May 2||May 3 - Event Day|
|1 Mile Fun Run/Walk||$20.00||$25.00||$30.00|
Having trouble registering online? - please call (815) 356-9010 x14 to register or sign up on site on May 7th.
Register early! Race shirts are guaranteed to those who register by April 16th! If registering after April 16th, 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 16th or after while supplies last.
PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP Packet pickup for the Bob Blazier Run is taking place at:
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL
Friday May 5 12-4pm
Saturday May 6 12-4pm
Team Challenge Participants – To help us mitigate the crowd, please pick up your team packets on Friday May 5. The team captain is responsible for picking up all team member packets.
Event Day Schedule (Race start times subject to change if health/safety needs arise):
7:00 AM on site registration begins
8:00 AM Bob Blazier Run For The Arts 5K Run/Walk Shotgun start
8:10 AM Rosie's 1 mile Shotgun Start
8:45 AM Kids 50 Yard Dash
9:00 AM Awards Ceremony Onstage under the Raue Center Marquee
Gather your friends, family and co-workers and participate in the TEAM CHALLENGE!! A great shared experience for all involved. Take a shot at bringing a coveted "Bob Bobblehead" back to the office, church, or home that your team represents. Before registering, establish a Team Name. Make sure all team members know the Team Name so they can join the team when they register themselves - All team members must pre-register to participate in the Team Challenge.
Trophies to the top team in the following categories:
• Greatest Overall - The team with the greatest number of participants
• Most Money Raised - The team that raises the most money, this includes additional donations made at the time of registration, donations submitted by non-participants on this site and funds turned in on event day
• Most Team Spirit - Embrace the theme and get your team out and running in their Pajamas! A Bobblehead will go the team who truly embraces the most comfortable aspects of the run: PJs and nightshirts will be considered with special consideration given to blankies, woobies, stuffies, and teddies!
• Best Average Team Time - The team with the fastest overall average 5K race time
- Event contact
- James Knight
- 815-356-9010 x14
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