2017 CARA Certified Race Calendar

CARA endorses these races who have committed to a high standard

CARA Certified Races are ones which promise to adhere to CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for the execution of a road race and insure that it is focused on being runners first event. Annually over 500 races submit their race to the CARA race calendar. Only one in five meet the standard and requirements to be CARA Certified.  CARA encourages the running community to support these races who have kept high quality and the running community at the forefront of their events mission.

Race directors interested in CARA Certification can find more information here.  All CARA Certified races are qualifying races for CARA Participation and Long Distance Awards

RACE DISCOUNTS:  CARA members login HERE to recieve discount instructions

Click on race name for link to race web site. All information here should be confirmed with the race for accuracy.

2017 CARA Certified Race List as of 1/26/17

RACE DIRECTORS: Click HERE to submit a race for the calendar.

Date (Time) Race
Location CARA Discount
1/28/17 (10:00am)  F^3 Half Marathon & 5K Chicago, IL $6 
3/4/17 (11:00am) Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5K Manhattan, IL 10% 
3/4/17 (8:30am) Oak Forest Fleadh 5K Oak Forest, IL $5
3/18/17 (9:00am) Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K (CARA Circuit Kick-Off!) Chicago, IL $10/$5
4/2/17 (8:30am) Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Chicago, IL  
4/23/17 (8:45am) The Good Life Race 5K Oak Park, IL  
5/14/17 (TBD) Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile Lemont, IL Yes, Contact Race
5/20/17 (8:00am) Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run Northbrook, IL $5
5/29/17 (8:00am) Ridge Run Beverley, IL Yes, Contact Race
6/3/17 (6:00am) Sunburst Races Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K South Bend, IN Yes, Contact Race
6/4/17 (8:00am) Roselle Run for the Roses 5K Roselle, IL $6
6/24/17 (8:04am) Proud to Run Chicago, IL $5
7/4/17 (TBA) Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th Elmhurst, IL Yes, Contact Race
7/17/17 (6:30pm) The PR Mile Darien, IL  10%
8/20/17 (TBA) Windrunner 10K Wheaton, IL Yes, Contact Race
9/3/17 (TBA) Buffalo Grove Stampede Buffalo Grove, IL Yes, Contact Race
9/10/17 (7:30am) Lake Zurich Alpine Races  Lake Zurich, IL $5
9/17/17 (8:00am) Discover Whitewater Series Whitewater, WI Yes, Contact Race
9/23/17 (9:00am) Itasca Oktoberfest Itasca, IL $4
9/24/17 (TBA) Lycee Oui Run 5K Chicago, IL Yes, Contact Race
10/8/17 (7:30am) Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, IL  
10/28/17 (8:00am) Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K Lake Bluff, IL $3