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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CARA Status Date (Time) Race
Location CARA Discount
  3/25/17 (9:00am) Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur, IL  
  3/25/17 (9:00am) Aurora University Athletic Training 5K Aurora, IL  
  3/26/17 (9:00am) Jennie Hamilton Memorial 5 Miler Hebron, IL  
  3/26/17 (6:45am) Hot Chocolate 15k San Diego San Diego, CA  
  4/1/17 (9:00am) My Hero 5k run/walk to benefit Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL  
  4/1/17 (9:23am) No Foolin' 5K Lockport, IL $3 
  4/1/17 (9:00am) April Fools 5K Bloomingdale, IL $5
  4/1/17 (8:00am) Fast Cat 5K / 10K Plainfield, IL  
  4/1/17 (9:00am) Foodie 5K Wheaton, IL  
  4/1/17 (8:30am) Amy Johnson Classic 10 Mile and 5K Machesney Park, IL  
  4/1/17 (7:15am) Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA  
  4/2/17 (8:30am) Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Chicago, IL  $10
  4/8/17 (8:00am) Beat The Eagle 5K Lombard, IL  
  4/8/17 (7:00am) Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K Chicago, IL  
  4/9/17 (9:00am) Mustang Trot 5K Downers Grove, IL  
4/15/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL  FREE
4/15/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL  FREE
4/15/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE 
  4/15/17 (9:00am) Bunny Rock 5K Chicago, IL  
  4/15/17 (9:30am) Hop To It  5K & 10K Walk/Run Lemont, IL  
  4/15/17 (9:00am) Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race Palos Heights, IL  
  4/15/17 (9:00am) The Superhero Sprint 5K Belvidere, IL  
  4/15/17 (8:10am) Hot Chocolate 15k Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN  
  4/22/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
4/22/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
4/22/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  4/22/17 (8:00am) Just Move It Challenge Arlington Heights, IL  
  4/22/17 (8:00am) Lions Raceway Woods 5K Run & Walk Carpentersville, IL  
  4/22/17 (7:15am) Martian Invasion Races Marathon, 26K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Dearborn, MI  
  4/22/17 (6:30am) Advocate Healthcare Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon Geneva, IL  
  4/22/17 (10:00am) The Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Fun Run Chicago, IL  
  4/22/17 (9:00am) The Universal Sole Trail Challenge Willow Springs, IL $6
  4/22/17 (7:00am) Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K Champaign, IL $10 
  4/23/17 (8:45am) The Good Life Race 5K Oak Park, IL $5 
  4/23/17 (6:30am) Fox Valley PR.1 Half Marathon Geneva, IL  
  4/23/17 (8:00am) McHenry County Human Race Crystal Lake, IL  
  4/23/17 (8:00am) Under the Influence of...Adrenaline Races Series West Bend, WI  
  4/23/17 (9:00am) The Recorrido del Sol/Illinois Dream Fund 5K Chicago, IL  
  4/23/17 (9:00am) Ravenswood Run 5K Chicago, IL  
  4/28/17 (5:00pm) Superhero Glow Run 5k Gurnee, IL  
  4/29/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  4/29/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  4/29/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  4/29/17 (8:30am) Blackberry Farm Barnyard Dash Aurora, IL $4
4/29/17 (9:00am) Shelter, Inc. 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz Elk Grove Village $3
  4/29/17 (7:00am) Lincoln-Way Half Marathon Frankfort, IL  
  4/29/17 (9:00am) Access Race 5K/10K Naperville, IL  
  4/29/17 (8:00am) Rockdale Ramblin' Run 10K Rockdale, IL  
  4/29/17 (8:00am) Trail Marathon Half Marathon Pinckey, MI  
  4/29/17 (8:30am) St. Jude's Rosary Run 5k, 2 mi walk, Kid's Dash Joliet, IL  
  4/29/17 (9:00am) Shelter, Inc. 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz Elk Grove Village, IL $3
  4/30/17 (7:30am) Trail Marathon Marathon, 50K, 5 mile Pinckey, MI  
  4/30/17 (8:00am) Pure Pikermi Half Marathon & Relay Aurora, IL $5
  4/30/17 (9:00am) BACKBONES run, walk, roll 5K Prospect Heights, IL  
  5/1/17 (8:00am) Willowbrook Spring Fling Willowbrook, IL $5
  5/6/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE 
  5/6/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  5/6/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE 
  5/6/17 (8:00am) Sprint 2 Spring 5k Elgin, IL  
  5/6/17 (9:00am) Cinco de Miler Chicago Chicago, IL   
  5/6/17 (7:00am) Wisconsin Marathon, Half & 5K Kenosha, WI $5
  5/6/17 (8:00am) Run To Remember 5K Chicago, IL  
  5/6/17 (9:00am) DePage Human Race Downers Grove  
  5/13/17 (9:00am) Foodie 5K Libertyville, IL  
  5/13/17 (8:00am) Push for the Path PeppeRUNi 5K Yorkville, IL  
  5/13/17 (8:00am) Fifth Third Bank Run Grand Rapids, MI  
  5/13/17 (5:45am) Dances with Dirt Gnaw Bone 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K & Extreme Relay Nashville, TN  
  5/13/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE 
  5/13/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  5/13/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE 
5/14/17 (TBD) Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile Lemont, IL Yes, Contact Race
  5/14/17 (8:00am) Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk Barrington, IL  
  5/14/17 (8:05am) Cooley Run 5K  Huntley, IL $5
  5/14/17 (8:00am) Sock Hop Hustle 5K Olympia Fields, IL $5
5/20/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
5/20/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
5/20/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  5/20/17 (unknown) St Francis de Sales School 5k Run Lake Geneva, WI  
  5/20/17 (8:00am) Got2Run For Education Arlington Heights, IL  
  5/20/17 (8:00am) WE GO Run 1 Mile, 5K, 10K West Chicago, IL  
  5/20/17 (8:00am) 12th Annual Mutt Strut 5K & 1 Mile Puppy Path Lombard, IL  
  5/20/17 (9:00am) 8th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Chicago 5K Chicago, IL  
  5/20/17 (10:00am) Super Hero Shuffle 5k/10k run/walk Lake Geneva, WI  
  5/20/17 (8:00am) Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run Northbrook, IL $5
  5/20/17 (9:00am) Pokagon Olympic, Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & 5K Trail Run Angola, IN  
  5/20/17 (10:00am) 20th Annual Run Walk to Break Silence of Ovarian Cancer Chicago, IL  
5/21/17 (9:00am) Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Chicago, IL $10
  5/21/17 (7:05am) Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon Schaumburg, IL  
  5/21/17 (9:30am) Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Run/Walk Bensenville, IL  
  5/21/17 (8:00am) Race for Humanity 5K Skokie, IL $3.50
5/21/17 (8:30am) Darien Dash
Darien $2
  5/27/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL  FREE
  5/27/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL  FREE
  5/27/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL  FREE
  5/27/17 (7:00am) Soldier Field 10 Miler Chicago, IL  
  5/27/17 (8:30am) Food Truck Rally 5K Joliet, IL 20%
  5/27/17 (8:30am) Western Springs Tower Trot Western Springs, IL  
  5/28/17 (8:00am) Race to the Flag Westmont, IL  
5/29/17 (8:00am) Ridge Run Beverley, IL Yes, Contact Race
6/3/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
6/3/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
6/3/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  6/3/17 (7:30am Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K and 10K Wheaton, IL $4
  6/3/17 (7:30am) Race To Market 5K Batavia, IL  
  6/3/17 (8:30am) Super Sunny 5K Burbank, IL Yes, Contact Race
  6/3/17 (8:30am) STEMStep 5K Chicago, IL  
  6/3/17 (8:00am) Burr Ridge Run the Ridge 5K and 1K Run/Walk Burr Ridge  Yes
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
  6/4/17 (8:00am) Run with the Nuns 5K Lemont, IL  
  6/4/17 (7:00am) North Shore Half Marathon and 5k Highland Park, IL  
  6/4/17 (8:00am) Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk and 5K Hinsdale, IL  
  6/8/17 (6:30pm) Sunset Shuffle 5K Glenview, IL Yes, Contact Race
  6/10/17 (9:30am) Coureurs de bois Kenosha, IL  
  6/10/17 (8:00am) St Norbert 5k Northbrook, IL  
  6/10/17 (8:30am) Waffle 5K Shuffle Wood Dale, IL  
  6/10/17(9:00am) Not All Wounds Bleed 5k Run/Walk St. Charles, IL  
  6/15/17 (6:25pm) ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk Chicago, IL $5
  6/17/17 (9:00am) One Last Race 5K Wheaton, IL  
  6/17/17 (8:00am) Lighthouse Run - 39th Annual - Racine Family YMCA Racine, WI  
  6/17/17 (8:00am) Superhero 5K Palatine, IL  
  6/17/17 (TBA) Polar Bear Run Springfield, MO  
  6/17/17 (8:00am) Life-on-Life Race 5k, 10k, & One Mile Chicago, IL  10%
  6/17/17 (8:00am) Necktie 5K Walk & Run Beverly Shores, IN  
  6/17/17 (8:30am) Reunion Run 5K Arlington Heights, IL  
  6/17/17 (9:00am) It Takes A Village 5K Maywood, IL  
  6/17/17 (6:20pm) The PR Mile Darien, IL 10%
  6/18/17 (8:30am) Father's Day 5K Park Ridge, IL  
  6/18/17 (8:00am) Fathers Day 10K 5K Kids Dash Cary,IL 10%
6/24/17 (8:04am) Proud to Run Chicago, IL $5
  6/24/17 (4:00pm) Forest Park Firefighters 5K Forest Park, IL  
  6/25/17 (7:00am) Bigfoot Triathlon Lake Geneva, WI  
7/4/17 (TBA) Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th Elmhurst, IL $5
  7/4/17 (8:00am) Deerfield Rotary Run 10K Deerfield, IL  
  7/4/17 (8:00am) Antioch Run For Freedom 5K Antioch, IL  $2
  7/4/17 (8:00am) Glen Ellyn Freedom Four 4-Mile Run Glen Ellyn, IL  
  7/4/17 (8:00am) Great Western Freedom 4 St. Charles, IL  
  7/8/17 (7:30am) The Original Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Darien, IL TBD
  7/8/17 (5:30am) Dances with Dirt Devil's Lake Baraboo, WI  
  7/9/17 (9:00am) Heroes Like haley 5K Cary, IL  
  7/4/17 (7:30am) 2017 Liberty Loop Northbrook, IL  
  7/13/17 (7:00pm) Bastille Day 5K & 8K Chicago, IL Yes, Contact Race
  7/15/17 (7:45am) Hemingway 8K Oak Park, IL $5
  7/15/17 (8:30am) A Safe Haven Foundation 7th Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness Chicago, IL $5
  7/16/16 (8:00am) Run for Hunger 5k Elmhurts, IL  
  7/17/17 (6:30pm) The PR Mile Darien, IL  10%
  7/20/17 (7:00pm) Sundowner 5K Joliet, IL $5
  7/22/17 (7:30am) KPC Sprint Triathlon for Newspaper In Education Kendallville, IN  
  7/22/17 (5:30pm) Fitness for America Half Marathon & 10K Hoffman Estates, IL  
  7/23/17 (7:00am) Big Ten 10k Chicago, IL  
  7/27/17 (7:00pm) 15th Annual Run for Gus Chicago, IL TBD
  7/29/17 (TBA) Hilloopy 100+ Relay Parkside, WI  
  7/29/17 (TBA) Hot Hilly Hairy Ultra Solo and Relay Parkside, WI  
  8/5/17 (7:45am) The Legend Lainsburg, MI  
  8/12/17 (5:00pm) USA Track & Field One Hour Racewalk Championship & Track Meet South Milwaukee, WI 10%
  8/19/17 (7:30am) Running Between the Vines Jackson, MI  
8/20/17 (TBA) Windrunner 10K Wheaton, IL Yes, Contact Race
  8/20/17 (10:00am) Running Free Trail Run and Beach Party Silver Lake, WI  
  8/26/17 (6:00am) Tour de Porte La Porte, IN  
  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 (8:00am) Vineyard to Bay 25K Traverse City, MI 10%
9/3/17 (TBA) Buffalo Grove Stampede Buffalo Grove, IL Yes, Contact Race
  9/4/17 (9:00am) Stache Dash 4 Miler Porter, IN  
  9/8/17 (4:00pm) Run Woodstock 100m, 100k Pinckney, MI  
  9/8/17 (6:00am) Run Woodstock 50m, 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 mile Pinkney, MI  
  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  
  9/10/17 (8:30am) Naperville Trails Half Marathon Wheaton, IL  
  9/10/17 (9:00am) SEA Blue Prostate Cancer 5K Run Chicago, IL  
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 (7:30am) Step Up for Youth Evanston, IL $4
  9/14/17 (6:30pm) Race Judicata 2017 Chicago, IL $5
  9/16/17 (8:00am) Run the Shores at Lake Barrington5K/1 Mile Lake Barrington, IL  
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
  9/20/17 (TBA) Pike River Trail Run and Walk Kenosha, WI  
9/23/17 (9:00am) Itasca Oktoberfest Itasca, IL $4
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 (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  
  9/30/17 (8:00am) Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5K Cary, IL  
  9/30/17 (9:00am) Canicross -- Pike River Trail Run 3.5 or 6.5 mile run Kenosha, WI  
  9/30/17 (9:15am) Pike River Trail Run/Walk    
  10/1/17 (8:00am) NAMI CCNS 5k run walk Wilmette, IL 10%
  10/1/17 (9:00am) Histio Heroes 5K Batavia, IL $3
  10/1/17 (9:00am) Stars & Stripes 5K Carol Stream, IL  
  10/1/17 (7:00am) Hot Chocolate 15k Denver Denver, CO  
  10/7/17 (8:30am) Prairie State Half Marathon & 10K Long Grove, IL  
  10/7/17 (8:30am) Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K & Half Marathon McHenry, IL  

10/8/17 (7:30am) Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, IL  
  10/14/17 (8:00am) Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Ozark, MO  
  10/15/17 (9:00am) RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children's Hospital Chicago, IL Yes, Contact Race
  10/15/17 (8:30am) Pant for the Pantry 5K New Lenox, IL $5
  10/21/17 (7:30am) Country Sole Half Marathon Chicago, IL  
  10/21/17 (4:00am) Pumpkins in the Park 5k Chicago, 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
10/28/17 (8:00am) Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K Lake Bluff, IL $3
  10/29/17 (7:30am) Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Chicago Chicago, IL  
  11/4/17 (9:00am) Hot Cider Hustle 8 Mile and 3 Mile Wheaton, 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 (9:00am) VASA Trail Run Traverse City, MI  
  11/12/17 (7:15am) Red Eye 5K Joliet, IL $5
  11/12/17 (TBA) Wolfpack Trail Run & Relay Kenosha, WI  
  11/23/17 (8:40am) Long Grove Turkey Trot 8K and 5K Long Grove, IL  
  11/25/17 (8:30am) Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K Schaumburg, 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  

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