Get involved with CARA and give back to our local running community. Find an opportunity for you.
You don't have to be Meb to compete! On March 29th, Shamrock Shuffle 8K kicks off the 18 local race series across Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.
The cruelest month has met it's match - kick start your spring! A portion of race proceeds benefit CARA Roads Scholars. Make your miles count!
Farther, faster, better, for life.
Running is life. Keep moving!
Advocacy, Membership, Training, Racing
Become the runner you are!
Perspiration, inspiration, and all that’s in-between.
Many people ask me what has contributed to my longevity and sustaining enthusiasm with this sport. The overarching aspect is where I find the joy of being in the running community with my fellow running friends, as we strive to do our best while also having fun. I like to say that “Running is like being kids again; playing hard on the playground!”
Penny has been running almost 5 years but still considers herself a “newbie.” In 2014 she reached her running goal - to do her first marathon at the Chicago Marathon. Penny has a never give up positive attitude and a secret identity of “the Comeback Kid.”
Support our youth program, CARA Road Scholars and volunteer with CARA at the F^3 Half Marathon January 24 at Aid Station 3!
Help your fellow runners to achieve their goals by becoming a CARA Group Leader for training programs.
Be a CARA Ambassador and represent the CARA running community across Chicagoland...city and suburbs!
Email Matthew today to find out about all of our volunteer opportunities.
Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. Access Living fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. To this end, Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities. Access Living recognizes the innate rights, abilities, needs and diversity of people with disabilities, and works toward their full integration into community life.
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Chicago Cryo Spa specializes in cryotherapy - cutting edge cold therapy that promotes recovery, reduces inflammation, reduces muscle and joint pain, anti-ages and boosts your metabolism, promoting weight loss.
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In 1990, Gary Erickson set off on a one-day, 175-mile bicycle ride with his buddy Jay. As usual, he packed six energy bars for the ride—using the only bar on the market at the time. Halfway through the ride, exhausted and hungry, Gary realized he just couldn’t eat another unappetizing, sticky, hard-to-digest bar. Then and there, in a moment he now calls “the epiphany,” the inspiration for the CLIF® Bar was born.
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Equinox Fitness Clubs operates 59 upscale, full-service facilities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas, DC, London and Toronto. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.
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FuelBelt is the world leader in hydration belts and running accessories. Founded in 1997 by 36x Ironman finisher and seven-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to serve the needs of endurance athletes across the globe. FuelBelts have been used to break world records, set personal bests and have been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts. FuelBelt is the exclusive supplier to Ironman and the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.
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There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND, we believe you deserve both—we call it our brAND philosophy. That’s why you’ll find all of our snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen.
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From our earliest days of striving to make consistently good beer, and instead making beer that ranged from vile, to barely drinkable, to wonderful, to elegant, to questionable-at-best. From being castigated by our West Marin neighbors to finally suffering an 'eviction' by our West Marin septic system. From landing in the welcoming arms of Petaluma, and actually getting our beer into bottles, onto the streets, and into the hands of sympathetic beer geeks, to steadily losing less money each month. From all this and more, Lagunitas Brewing Company is emerging as a battle-tested brewery capable of making great beer out of goat's milk, brambles, and asphalt on the surface of the Moon, if need be.
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Live Grit is Chicago's never-intense triathlon store. We're as much about fun as we are about triathlons. Sure, we sell great gear for race-day, and more!
National leader of professional, affordable & convenient therapeutic massage. ME Spas offer Murad® healthy skin facials for the ideal wellness regimen.
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NovaCare Rehabilitation is part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation. The Select Medical family of brands carries wide recognition throughout the country.
Together, these brands comprise a national network of more than 1,000 centers in 32 states and the District of Columbia. The centers offer a wide range of general physical therapy services such as hand therapy, sports medicine and work injury prevention and management. Select Medical empowers its therapists by providing industry-leading continuing education opportunities. Select Medical’s outpatient division provides physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools and serves as the exclusive physical rehabilitation provider to several major U.S. corporations.
Discover the power of physical therapy!
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The NOW® mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods—a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products. Still a family-owned company today, NOW manufactures and distributes more than 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition and personal care products.
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Founded in 1968, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is the U.S. Sales and Marketing subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) of Japan and is responsible for the distribution, marketing, sales and service of Subaru vehicles in the United States.
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ThermXRoller™ is specially designed to provide a pressure massage and relieve aches. Anyone who goes running, biking, does triathalons or crossfit can throw this flexible roller in a gym bag for on-the-go, soothing relief.
The running specialty store with Chicago's most experienced staff. You'll find apparel and accessories to go along with expert shoe fitting at the Lakeview location. The Loop location is in a sports medicine facility and offers footwear and accessories.
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The University of Chicago Medicine has been at the forefront of medicine since 1927, when we cared for our first patients. Our mission is to provide superior healthcare in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of all who work together to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and further the knowledge of those dedicated to caring.
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