Meet Betsy

What was your first CARA volunteer experience? My first was as a group leader with the Marathon Training Program. 

How long have you been in your current volunteer role? 
I have been helping with the finish area at the Ready to Run 20 miler since the beginning. Have been leading the finish line setup for the last 8 years. 
 
What is the best part of your role? 
When we hear from the participants that they had a good day. Even better when we are able to improve something over previous years. 
 
What would you tell individuals considering volunteering for CARA?
CARA fosters and is an outlet for those passionate about running and helping those interested helping other runners. Whether it is helping at Lakefront 10 for a few hours or as a group leader CARA has an opportunity for you to directly support other runners or to contribute to making running better in Chicagoland.