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Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Friday, 25 October 2013 08:16
October 24th, 2013 - Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd Street SE  - The 2013 Costume Run, co-presented by Theatre Cedar Rapids & NewBo City Market, will be held this Saturday, October 26th at 4pm.  With this registration you receive:
  • Race shirt for the first 250 registered
  • A Swag Bag complete with TCR sippy cup and deals at affiliate businesses
  • Free entry to the post race party with live music at the market following the race
  • Eligibility for prizes to be awarded at the awards ceremony for fastest runners and best costumes (group and individual)
  • Not having to worry about how fast you run, just how much fun you have along the way

The Costume Run is an annual tradition of an interactive and theatrical twist on the traditional 5K fun run/walk.  Scheduled to start at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 26th, the race starts at the theatre and follows a path downtown that is focused on the trail, including Greene Square Park, along the river and features a stretch that actually runs through the Circle of Ash haunted house.  There will also be four surprise activities along the way!  Once the running is done, you will have free entry into a post party at NewBo City Market celebrating the birthdays of the Market and Hoopla, along with the race awards ceremony.  There will be live music, followed by deals at affiliate businesses for costumed runners for the rest of the night.   Need a costume?  Balloons, Etc is offering a 10% discount for race participants-just tell them you are going to be in The Costume Run!  Additional event details can be found at


Register through the day of the race for $35.




Sponsors: Theatre Cedar Rapids & NewBo City Market


Event Partners: Apparel1, Bankers Trust, Circle of Ash, Hoopla, ImOn Communications, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, i107.1, United Rental

About Theatre Cedar Rapids

Among the region's largest and longest-operating community theatres, Theatre Cedar Rapids is located in the Iowa Theater Building in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Founded by regionalist artist Grant Wood, TCR is a nationally-recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit community theatre embarking on its 79th season of quality local programs that reach more than 60,000 eastern Iowans of all ages.  Core goals of the organization center on the quality and accessibility of programs.  During the August to July season, the 11 full-time staff, part-time help and contract artists fill more than 3,000 volunteer placements and work together to create an ambitious lineup of musicals, comedies, dramas and classics in addition to providing theatre education programs. The mission of Theatre Cedar Rapids is "to provide quality theatre, maximizing community participation and education in theatre arts to Cedar Rapids and the surrounding region."

Quick Facts:

  • 35,000 hours volunteered last year
  • Over 60,000 patrons and participants last season
  • Founded by artists Grant Wood and Marvin Cone in 1925
  • An independent certified public accountant audits the theatre annually

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