Charity Training Program

Work with CARA to achieve your fundraising and athletic goals

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) has created a charity runner training and membership program that will allow charitable organizations of all sizes and interests to raise additional funds in a fun and exciting way by taking part in our training programs and the many amazing events we have developed for 2016.

CARA knows that taking on 26.2 miles is a big accomplishment for runners and many want to put in that effort on behalf of a worthy cause. This is a one-of-a-kind team building experience that will create lasting memories and relationships! 

To learn more about our Marathon Charity Partners click here

Support for All

"I love the fact that CARA caters to ALL of the Chicago area runners...not just the fast runners, the Chicago runners or the young runners...I am an older, heavier, slower suburban runner, and yet CARA meets all of my running club needs...CARA also meets the needs of runners of every distance, from new runners who are running their first 5K to runners doing several marathons and/or ultra-marathons a year!"
-Tom Joens

WHY CARA?