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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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
  8/26/17 (6:00am) Tour de Porte La Porte, IN  
  8/26/17 (Youth race 8am 5K 8:30am)  Backlot Dash 5K and Youth 1/2 Mile Skokie, IL  
  8/26/17 (8:00am) Parkie's 5k and 10k Bolingbrook, IL  
  8/26/17 (8:00am) Scott S'Cool Scoot Naperville, IL  
  8/26/17 (8:00am) Dekalb Corn Classic Run DeKalb, IL $3
8/26/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/26/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/26/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  8/27/17 (7:00am) Fort to Base Great Lakes, IL Yes, Contact Race
  8/27/17 (TBA) Tour de La Porte La Porte, IN  
  8/27/17  (8:00 am) Kindness 5K Villa Park, IL  
  8/27/17 (8:00am) Vineyard to Bay 25K Traverse City, MI 10%
  9/2/17 (7:30am) River Run Rockford, Il  
9/3/17 (TBA) Buffalo Grove Stampede Buffalo Grove, IL Yes, Contact Race
  9/4/17 (9:00am) Stache Dash 4 Miler Porter, IN  
  9/4/17 (8:00am) St. Pet's Labor Day 5K Glen Ellyn, IL  
  9/4/17 (9:00am) Rooster 5K and Fling Mile Naperville, IL  
  9/8/17 (4:00pm) Run Woodstock Pinckney, MI  
  9/9/17 (5:20pm)  GLASA Twilight Run, Walk & Roll 5K Lake Forest, IL $5
  9/9/17 (8:00am) Polka Pace Race Havana, IL  
  9/9/17 (9:00 a.m.) Faith & Fitness 5k/10k Chicago, IL 20% thru 8/27
  9/9/17 (8:30am) Rotary Race for Charity Long Grove, IL  
  9/9/17 (9:00am) Oktoberfest 5K Paddock Lake, WI  
  9/9/17 (9:00am) Foodie 5K Romeoville, IL  
  9/9/17 (6:30am) Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland Geneva, IL  
  9/9/17 (7:00am) Run Mag Mile Chicago, IL  
  9/9/17 (9:00am) World Relief Refugee 5k Chicago, IL  
  9/10/17 (8:30am) Naperville Trails Half Marathon Wheaton, IL  
  9/10/17 (9 a.m.) Team Nicholas I'm Possible 5k Joliet, IL $3
  9/10/17 (7:30am) Holland Haven Marathon Holland, MI  
9/10/17 (9:00am) SEA Blue Prostate Cancer 5K Run Chicago, IL $5 
9/10/17 (7:30am) Lake Zurich Alpine Races  Lake Zurich, IL $5
  9/10/17 (7:20am) Litchfield Triathlou Triathlon Litchfield, IL  
  9/10/17 (10:00a.m) DSDN Rockin' It Run 5k Busse Woods-Elk Grove Village, IL  
9/10/17 (7:30am) Step Up for Youth Evanston, IL $4
  9/14/17 (6:30pm) Race Judicata 2017 Chicago, IL $5
  9/14/17 (6:30pm) Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk Chicago, IL  
  9/16/17 (5:00am) The North Face Endurance Challenge - Wisconsin Eagle, WI yes
  9/16/17 (8:00am) Run the Shores at Lake Barrington5K/1 Mile Lake Barrington, IL  
  9/16/17 (9:00a.m) The HUB Run Olympia Fields, IL  
  9/16/17 (8:00am) Big Rock Plowman's Big Rock, IL  
  9/16/17 (10:00am) Mutt Strut 5K DeKalb, IL  
9/16/17 (8:00am) Community Bank Makin' Tracks 5K Community Run/Walk River Forest, IL $4
9/16/17 (8:00am) 13th Annual Run 4 Home Wheaton, IL $5
  9/16/17 (9:30am) Paws for Tales 5K Run/Walk Naperville, IL  
  9/16/17 (8:00am) The Great Pumpkin Run: Chicago Oswego, IL  
  9/16/17 (7:30am) Instep Trail Races Delafield, WI  
  9/16/17 (8:00am) Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series Run the Rock Ridgedale, MO  
9/17/17 (6:30am)

CARA Ready to Run 20 Miler (Chicago's Best Supported Training Run)

Chicago, IL $10

9/17/17 (8:00am) Discover Whitewater Series Whitewater, WI Yes, Contact Race
  9/17/17  (7:00am) Fox Valley Marathon, Fall Final 20, and Half Marathon St. Charles, IL $5
  9/17/17 (9:00am) Cary Shuffle 5K Cary, IL  
  9/17/17 (8:30am) Bucktown 5k Chicago, IL  
  9/17/17 (8:00 am) Walk to Remember + 5K Run for Hope Libertyville, IL $5
  9/20/17 (TBA) Pike River Trail Run and Walk Kenosha, WI  
  9/22/17 (7:00p.m) Glow Run 5K Bartlett, IL  
  9/23/17 (9:00am) Wright-Way Rescue's Run for Rescue 2017 Niles, IL  
  9/23/17 (8:00a.m) Trot for Theresa Palatine, IL  
  9/23/17 (5:30p.m) Harvest Hustle Twilight All-Terrain 5K Geneva, IL  
  9/23/17 (8 a.m.) The Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk Chicago. IL $5
  9/23/17 (8:00am) Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half Marathon Iron Mountain, MI  
  9/23/17 (8:30a.m) St. Emily Feastival 2017 Iron Eagle 5K
Mt. Prospect, IL  
  9/23/17 (8:00am) Park Ridge Charity Classic Park Ridge, IL  
  9/23/17 (8:00am) Our Fallen Hero 5K Mokena, IL  
  9/23/17 (5:00pm) COD Sunset 5k Glen Ellyn, IL $5
9/23/17 (9:00am) Itasca Oktoberfest Itasca, IL $3.50
9/24/17 (TBA) Lycee Oui Run 5K Chicago, IL Yes, Contact Race
9/24/17 (7:00am) Chicago Half Marathon and 5K Chicago, IL $10 / $5
  9/24/17 (8:00am) Run to Read 2017 Schaumburg, IL  
  9/24/17 (11:00a.m) PANDAS 5K Villa Park, IL  
  9/24/17 (7:00am) Fox Cities Marathon Menasha, WI  
  9/24/17 (7:30am) Quad Cities Marathon Moline, IL  
  9/24/17 (9:00am) 18th Annual Wolf Lake Run 7.8 M, 4.2 M, 1 M Kansasville, WI  
  9/24/17 (9:00am) Fox Chase 5K & Youth Mile Fox River Grove, IL  
  9/24/17 (8:00am) I Support Community 5K Run/Walk Wheaton, IL  
9/24/17 (9:00am) Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5K Plainfield, IL $3
  9/24/17 (8:00am) NAMI CCNS 5k run walk Evanston, IL 10% 
  9/30/17 (8:30am) St. Richard Rocket Run Chicago, IL  
9/30/17 (8:30am) Downers Grove 5 and 8 Miler Downers Grove, IL 10%
  9/30/17 (8:00am) Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5K Cary, IL  
  9/30/17 (8:00am) Thin Mint Sprint Cherry Valley, WI  
  9/30/17 (9:00am) Canicross -- Pike River Trail Run 3.5 or 6.5 mile run Kenosha, WI  
  9/30/17 (9:00am) Lawndale 5K Walk/Run Chicago, IL Other
  9/30/17 (9:15am) Pike River Trail Run/Walk New Lenox, IL  
  9/30/17 (9:00am) Head for Safety 5K with Miles for James Tinley Park, IL  
9/30/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
9/30/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
9/30/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  10/1/17 (9:00a.m) Running 4 The Kids New Lenox, IL  
  10/1/17 (9:00am) Histio Heroes 5K Batavia, IL $3
  10/1/17 (8:00am) Let's Move Elgin 5K Elgin, IL $5
  10/1/17 (9:00am) Stars & Stripes 5K Carol Stream, IL  
  10/1/2017 (7:30a.m) AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Chicago, IL  
  10/1/17 (7:00am) Hot Chocolate 15k Denver Denver, CO  
  10/1/17 (8:00am) 2017 D211 5k Run/Walk Palatine, IL $3
  10/1/17 (9:00am) Roaring 5K Aurora, IL  
  10/5/17 (6:30 p.m.) Run to Pub Historical Run- Great Chicago Fire 5K  Chicago, IL $5
  10/7/17 (8:30am) Prairie State Half Marathon & 10K Long Grove, IL  
  10/7/17 (8:30am) Knights Challenge Streamwood, IL  
  10/07/17 (8:30 am) Race to the Taste 5K Morton Grove, IL  
  10/7/17 (8:30am) Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K & Half Marathon McHenry, IL  
  10/7/17 (7:00am) The Hennepin Hundred/50 mile/50k/ RELAY race Sterling, IL  
10/7/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/7/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/7/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE

10/8/17 (7:30am) Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, IL  
  10/8/17 (10 a.m.) Wilmot Mountain Fall 5K  Wilmot, WI  
  10/14/17 (10:00am) 5K for Missing Children
Chicago, IL  
  10/14/17 (8:00am) Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Ozark, MO  
  10/14/17 (9:00 am) Pink Path Run- Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 5K Chicago, IL  
  10/14/17 (8:00a.m) Oktoberfast 5K Run & Walk Joliet, IL  
  10/14/17 (9:00am) Yes, Mamm! 5K Nicholasville, KY
  10/14/17 (9:00am) George Bridges 5k Waukegan, IL  
10/14/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/14/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/14/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
10/15/17 (9:00am) RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children's Hospital Chicago, IL Yes, Contact Race
  10/15/17 (9:00am) Superhero 5k Elgin, IL  
  10/15/17 (8:00am) Swinging Bridge Trail Race Lake Forest, IL $2.50
  10/15/17 (9:00am) Feets of Strength Barrington, IL  
10/15/17 (8:30am) Pant for the Pantry 5K New Lenox, IL $5
  10/15/17 (7:00am) Virgin Sport SF Bay Half San Francisco , CA $10
  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 (4:00am) 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
  10/22/17 (8:00am) Library Loop 5K Algonquin, IL  
  10/22/17 (10:00a.m) "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%
  10/28/17 (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
  10/29/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Chicago Chicago, IL  
  10/29/17 (9:30am) Fraidycat 5K, Ghost Run 10K Oswego, IL $5
  11/4/17 (8:00 am) UNO 5k Carrera de los Muertos/Race of the Dead Chicago, 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
  11/5/17 (7:30am) Ooh LaLa Chocolate 5K Downtown Geneva, IL  
  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 (9:00am) 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
  11/12/17 (7:15am) Red Eye 5K Joliet, IL $5
  11/12/17 (TBA) Wolfpack Trail Run & Relay Kenosha, WI  
  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
  11/23/17 (8:40am) Long Grove Turkey Trot 8K and 5K Long Grove, IL  
  11/23/17 (7:30am) North Shore Turkey Trot Highland Park, IL  
  11/23/17 (8:00am) Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot Naperville, IL  
  11/25/17 (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  
  12/3/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ  
  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  

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