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

Beat Old Finish Time

"This is my second year training with CARA and it was the absolute highlight of my summer. I ran my marathon… crushing last year’s finishing time by nearly a half hour."
-Lauren Waldstein

WHY CARA?