Announcing "THE COSTUME RUN" First Annual Fun Run 5k PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:14

Sponsored by Theatre Cedar Rapids and the NewBo City Market

October 8, 2013 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Sponsored by Theatre Cedar Rapids & NewBo City Market, The Costume Run is co-presented by two Third Street nonprofits that hope to make an annual tradition of this interactive and theatrical twist on the traditional 5K fun run/walk.

When asked about the partnership with the NewBo City Market, TCR Executive Director Casey Prince said "Saturday, October 27th is the grand opening date for the New Bo City Market. ...We're very excited for this new neighbor of ours down Third Street, and not just because their new outdoor stage now stands where the formerly Cedar Rapids Community Theatre once stood. We're excited because we know we can and will complement this new community asset well in the years to come... I truly hope The Costume Run becomes an annual tradition in advance of Halloween, always on a weekend afternoon and always accessible to adults of all ages and abilities... Yes, this run will be much more interactive than your typical race."

The race, taking place at 4:00pm October 27, 2012 starts on stage at Theatre Cedar Rapids and follows a path downtown that is focused primarily on the trail, including Greene Square Park.  The race also follows along the Cedar River and features a stretch that actually runs through the Circle of Ash haunted house (with the lights on). Other interactive features of the run include activities approximately every kilometer of the course.  Every activity completed earns participants a chance at door prizes.

Registration is $30 per person and includes:

  • TCR Sippy Cup
  • Race Shirt
  • Deals at affiliate businesses
  • A free ticket to the 10:30pm screening of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (w/ prop bag) at TCR

Event Schedule:

  • October 15 - Register by this date to ensure shirt size.
  • October 27 
    • 3:00pm - Check in at TCR
    • 3:45pm - Meet at starting line for instructions
    • 4:00pm - Start race
    • 10:00pm - Awards at TCR
    • 10:30pm - Rocky Horror Picture Show (Movie) begins at TCR, free to registered race participants.

An awards ceremony will be hosted that same evening at TCR at 10:00pm. - Credit will be given for all activities completed and each credit will count as an additional chance in the drawing of prizes. Prizes will also be awarded for best times and best costume (individual and group).  Minors must be accompanied by an adult if attending the awards ceremony and film.   

Balloons Etc ( is offering a 10% discount race participants. 

Event Partners: Circle of Ash, Design Trust, ImOn Communications, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation


Registrations are being accepted online at
or call the TCR box office at 319-366-8591.


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