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Cirque du Soleil Hosts 17th Annual “Run Away with Cirque du Soleil” at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Cirque Du Soleil Hosts 17th Annual "Run Away with Cirque Du Soleil" at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
On Saturday, April 14, Cirque du Soleil hosted the 17th annual “Run Away with Cirque du Soleil” 5k and 1-mile fun run at the Springs Preserve (Pictured: Cirque du Soleil Performers – Photo credit: Cashman Photo). 

Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil performers at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil performers at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cashman Photo

The family-friendly event kicked off with Vegas’ own Blue Man Group with a first-time special appearance at the starting line alongside of more than 40 Cirque artists that patrons mingled with during the event.

VIDEO: “Run Away with Cirque Du Soleil” at Springs Preserve
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Once participants finished the race, they enjoyed live music, a circus themed play area and indulged in complimentary refreshments provided by Whole Foods.

Participants during the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Participants during the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cashman Photo

Cirque du Soleil performer at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil performer at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cashman Photo

Mystere performer at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Mystere performer at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cashman Photo

Warm up activities at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Warm up activities at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cashman Photo

Cirque du Soleil performers at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil performers at the 17th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cashman Photo

The event, which brings Cirque du Soleil and the Las Vegas community together every spring, raised funds for the Springs Preserve and Arts Nomades – Cirque’s academic collaboration with the Public Education Foundation focused on enriching artistic and cultural education in elementary schools.