CARA Race Calendar

A listing of all CARA Events and Races Submitted to CARA

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These races 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 standards 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

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

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

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CARA Status Date (Time) Race
Location CARA Discount
  10/21/17 (7:30am) Country Sole Half Marathon Chicago, IL  
  10/21/17 (8:30am) The Warehouse Project & Gallery 5K Run/Walk Bedford Park, IL  
  10/21/17 (4:00pm) Pumpkins in the Park 5k Chicago, IL  
10/21/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/21/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/21/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  10/21/17 (9:00am)

NNHSC Fall Fun Run

Chicago, IL  
  10/21/17 (12:00pm)

Bonobos Undie Run

Chicago, IL  
  10/22/17 (8:30am)

Whitney Young Pumpkin Spice 5K

Chicago, IL  
  10/22/17 (8:00am) Library Loop 5K Algonquin, IL  
  10/22/17 (9:00am) JJC Haunted 5k Run and Walk Joliet, IL $5
  10/22/17 (10:00am) "Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run Chicago, IL  
  10/22/17 (9:00a.m) Illinois Homecoming 5k Urbana, IL  
  10/22/17 (8:00am) Litchfield Route 66 Half Marathon, 5K, Mile Dash Litchfield, IL  
  10/22/17 (7:00am) Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K Naperville, IL $5
  10/22/17 (8:00am) Frank Lloyd Wright Races 5K & 10K Oak Park, IL 10%
  10/22/17 (8:30am) Pumpkin Spice 5K Chicago, IL  
  10/28/17 (8:30am) 5K/10 Batavia United Way Batavia, IL  
  10/28/17 (9:00a.m) Costume Dash Chicago, IL  
10/28/17 (8:00am) Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K Lake Bluff, IL $3
10/28/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/28/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/28/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/28/178 (9:00am) Illinois 390 Trick, Trot and Roll Fun Run (Benefits CARA!) Bensenville, IL 10%
  10/28/17 (9:00am) Wiley Woolard 5K Trail Run Gilberts, IL  
  10/28/17 (8:00AM)

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School Carrera de Los Metros 5K Run/Walk/Dash

Chicago, IL  
  10/29/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Chicago Chicago, IL  
  10/29/17 (9:30am) Fraidycat 5K, Ghost Run 10K Oswego, IL $5
  10/29/17 (8:30am) Dick Pond Hot Cocoa 8 mile & 5K Runs Wheaton, IL  
  10/29/17(9:00am) Free To Fly 5k & 10k Downers Grove  
  11/4/17 (8:00 am) UNO 5k Carrera de los Muertos/Race of the Dead Chicago, IL  
  11/4/17 (8am) CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Indianapolis, IN  
  11/4/17 (8:30am) St. Francis Falcon 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run La Grange, IL  
  11/4/17 (9:00am) Hot Cider Hustle 8 Mile and 3 Mile Wheaton, IL  
  11/4/17 (8:30 a.m.) Aurora Police Torch Run 5K Aurora, IL  
  11/4/17 (8:30a.m) UIC's Veterans Day 3k walk/5k run Chicago, IL  
11/4/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/4/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/4/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  11/4/17 (9:00am) Pink Hat Run Chicago, IL  
  11/4/17 (9:00am) REI Trail Run Series Palos Triangle 5k/10k

Palos Forest Preserve - Pulaski Woods

  11/4/17 (8:00am) Trinity Three Point One Palos Heights, IL  
  11/5/17 (7:30am) Ooh LaLa Chocolate 5K Downtown Geneva, IL $2 
  11/5/17 (7:00am) Bass Pro Shops Fitness Festival Marathon Weekend Springfield, MO  
  11/5/17 (7:00am) 2017 Cohick Half Marathon Springfield, MO  
  11/5/17 (7:00am) 2017 Mercy Sunshine Marathon Relay Springfield, MO  
  11/5/17 (7:15am) The 2017 News-Leader 5K Springfield, MO  
  11/5/17 (7:00am) Bass Pro Shops Conservation Marathon Springfield, MO  
  11/5/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k Columbus Columbus, OH  
  11/11/17 (7:30am) Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Lampe, MO  
  11/11/17 (8:30 a.m.) Chicago Hot Cider Hustle 8K  Chicago, IL  
  11/11/17 (9 am) Run 4 The Rescues St. Charles, IL  
  11/11/17 (9:00am) VASA Trail Run Traverse City, MI  
11/11/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/11/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/11/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  11/11/17 (9:00am) Run 4 the Rescues St. Charles, IL  
  11/12/17 (7:15am) Red Eye 5K Joliet, IL $5
  11/12/17 (TBA) Wolfpack Trail Run & Relay Kenosha, WI  
  11/12/17 (10 am) Krispy Kreme 5k Evanston, IL  

11/12/17 (8:30 am)

St James Farm Allee 5K Warrenville, IL  
  11/18/17 (9:00am) Gobble, Gobble Run or Wobble 5k Oak Lawn, IL  
  11/18/2017 (5:00pm) Mooseheart Holiday Lights 5K Run/Walk Mooseheart, IL  
11/18/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/18/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/18/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
11/19/17 (8:45am) Lincolnwood Turkey Trot Lincolnwood, IL $2
  11/19/17 (8:00am) Rock Us 4 Rakas 5k Lemont, IL  
  11/23/17 (8:40am) Long Grove Turkey Trot 8K and 5K Long Grove, IL  
  11/23/17 (8:00am) 9th Annual Iris Turkey Trot (5k/10k) Fairbault, MN  
  11/23/17 (7:30am) North Shore Turkey Trot Highland Park, IL  
  11/23/17 (8:00am) Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot Naperville, IL  
  11/23/17 (9:00am) Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago 5k/8k Chicago, IL 10%
  11/23/17 (8:30am) Pilgrim Pie Run for Rotary LaGrabge, IL  
  11/23/17 (8:00am) McHenry Turkey Trot for Hospice McHenry, IL  
  11/23/17 (9:00am) Hertz Trout Valley Turkey Trot Trout Valley (Cary), IL  
  11/25/17 (9:00am) The 9th Annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Chicago, IL Enter CARA Memebership #
  11/25/17 (8:30am) Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K Schaumburg, IL  
  12/2/17 (9:00am) Santa Hustle Chicago 5K Chicago, IL  
  12/2/17 (8:30am) Santa Hustle Milwaukee 5K Milwaukee, WI  
  12/2/17 (8:30am) Lions Club Reindeer Run Wheaton, IL $4
  12/2/17 (9:00am) Rotary Santa Run Arlighton Heights, IL  
  12/2/17 (9:00am) Santa Hustle Chicago 5k Chicago, IL  
  12/3/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ  
  12/9/17 (11:00am) Viking Dash Trail Run : Chicago  Crystal Lake, IL  
  12/9/17 (10:30pm) Hateya Trail Run Kenosha, WI  
  12/10/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k St. Louis St. Louis, MO  
  12/17/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k Tampa Tampa, FL  
  4/28/18 (9:00am) 2nd Annual Sprint for Spring 2018 Lake Geneva, WI  
  4/29/18 (8:00am) Ravenswood Run 5K Chicago, IL  
  5/5/18 (8:30am) Cinco De Miler 5M
Chicago, IL  
  5/6/18 (8:00am) The Kalamazoo Marathon 5k, 10k, 13.1M, 26.2M Kalamazoo, MI  
  5/26/18 (7:00am) Soldier Field 10 Miler Chicago, IL  
  6/3/18 (7:00am) North Shore Classic 5K/13.1M Highland Park, IL  
  6/3/18 (7:00am) Run Mag Mile 5k/10k Chicago, IL  
  8/18/18 (7:00am) 10th Annual Madison Mini-Marathon Madison, WI  
  9/30/18 (8:30am) Bucktown 5k Chicago, IL  

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