CARA Awards Party!

Let's party and celebrate an exciting year of CARA!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Celebrate an exciting and successful 2017 with CARA as the annual CARA Awards Banquet becomes the new CARA Awards Party! We'll enjoy camaraderie with our fellow running community members as we honor CARA Runners Choice Circuit winners, NovaCare Comeback Runner of the Year, CARA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award honorees and more!

Date / Time: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Shapiro Ballroom (1612 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL).

Food/Drink: Open bar (Lagunitas beer, wine, soda, water), snacks and light Hor-derves.

Dress:  Casual party attire.

Program: Awards presentations and recognition, raffles and a silent auction. 

Ticket Purchase: To purchase click HERE. CARA members, and those who have registered for CARA events previously, may log-in to their member accounts to register. If you do not have an account with CARA please follow the instructions for “New Users”. A credit card will be needed at time of registration. For assistance with registration please e-mail or call 312-666-9836. 

Ticket Prices
CARA Member $35 (Price Increase January 1, 2018)
Non-Member $40 (Price Increase January 1, 2018)

Ticket price increases $5 on January 1, 2018.

Capacity is 200 persons, this party is expected to sell-out.

Reduced ticket rates for persons under 21 and or for those who do not drink alcohol are not available.

Policies: A credit card processing fee will be added to each individual transaction. 


Chicago Avenue street parking is metered ($2 per hour). Free street parking is available in the neighborhoods behind the ballroom.

Public Transportation:

  • Blue Line Division Station:  0.6 Miles
  • Green / Pink Ashland Station:  0.8 Miles

Coat Check: 

Free coat check will be available. Tips accepted.


Contact or 312-666-9836.

CARA Particiation Long Distance Awards:

Be sure to apply for your CARA Participation and Long Distance Awards by December 15th (deadline).