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
  6/24/17 (10:00am) Clothing Optional Union City, MI  
6/24/17 (8:04am) Proud to Run Chicago, IL $5
  6/24/17 (4:00pm) Forest Park Firefighters 5K Forest Park, IL  
  6/24/17 (8:30am) Bigfoot Trail Run Lake Geneva, WI  
  6/25/17 (7:00am) Bigfoot Triathlon Lake Geneva, WI  
  7/1/17 (8:00am) Reagan Run 5K Dixon, IL  
  7/2/17 (8:30am) Uncle Sam 5K & Kid's Dash Palatine, IL  
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 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/8/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/8/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  7/8/17 (7:30am) The Original Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Darien, IL 10%
  7/8/17 (8:00am) Badass Dash Adventure Race and Obstacle Course Challenge Hoffman Estates, IL N/A
  7/8/17 (8:00am) Badass Dash Hoffman Estates, IL 25%
  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 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/15/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/15/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  7/15/17 (7:45am) Hemingway 8K Oak Park, IL $5
  7/15/17 (8:30am) 5K Run to End Homelessness Montrose Harbor $5
  7/15/17 (8:55pm) The Glo Run - Chicago Chicago, IL  
  7/15/17 (8:00am) Middsommer 5K Geneva, IL  
7/15/17 (8:30am) A Safe Haven Foundation 7th Annual 5K RUN! To End Homelessness Chicago, IL $5
  7/15-16/17 Humana Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Chicago, IL $20 / $5 / $5
  7/16/16 (8:00am) Run for Hunger 5k Elmhurts, IL  
  7/20/17 (4:00pm) Coach Ron Gummerson Summer Track Meet Hoffman Estates, IL  
  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 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/22/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/22/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  7/22/17 (5:30pm) Fitness for America Half Marathon & 10K Hoffman Estates, IL  
  7/23/17 (7:00am) Big Ten 10k Chicago, IL  
  7/23/17 (6:00pm) Campanelli YMCA Santa 5K & Kids Fun Run Schaumburg, IL  
  7/23/17 (9:00am) Paws for A Cause 5K Chicago, IL  
  7/26/2017 (7:05pm) Summer Sunset Geneva, 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  
  7/29/17 (8:00am) Gratitude & Grace Race 5K Lisle, IL  
  7/29/17 (9:30am) PDJF 5K Charity Run/Walk Arlington Heights, IL  
7/29/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/29/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
7/29/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  7/30/17 (6:30am) Splash Pedal Dash Triathlon/Duathlon Schaumburg, IL  
  7/30/17 (9:00am) Run For Veterans 5K Burr Ridge, IL  
7/30/17 (7:30am) NU Run for Walk 4.1 Miles Evanston, IL $2.50
  8/5/17 (7:45am) The Legend Lainsburg, MI  
8/5/17  (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/5/17  (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/5/17  (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  8/6/17 (7:00am) Friends Forever 5K Chicago, IL 15%
  8/12/17 (8:00am) Mendota CornaPalooza 5K/10K Race & Fitness Walk Mendota, IL  
  8/12/17 (8:30am) The Donut Dash 5k Chicago,IL  
  8/12/17 (5:00pm) USA Track & Field One Hour Racewalk Championship & Track Meet South Milwaukee, WI 10%
8/12/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/12/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/12/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
  8/18/17 (5:00am) Reebok Ragnar Great River Winona, MN  yes
  8/19/17 (7:30am) Running Between the Vines Jackson, MI  
  8/19/17 (7:30am) Railside 4/7 Elburn, IL  
  8/19/17 (7:30am) 2017 MorningStar Mission: Possible 5K Run/Walk Joliet, IL  
8/19/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/19/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Warren Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
8/19/17 (9:00am) 'Go Run Chicago - Washington Park (FREE) Chicago, IL FREE
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  
  8/26/17 (8:00am) Parkie's 5k and 10k Bolingbrook, IL  
  8/26/17 (8:00am) Scott S'Cool Scoot Naperville, IL  
8/26/17 (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 (8:00am) 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 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 (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 (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 (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 (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  
  9/20/17 (TBA) Pike River Trail Run and Walk Kenosha, WI  
  9/23/17 (9:00am) Wright-Way Rescue's Run for Rescue 2017 Niles, IL  
  9/23/17 (8:00am) Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half Marathon Iron Mountain, MI  
  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 (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 (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
  9/30/17 (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 Lawndale, 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 (8:00am) NAMI CCNS 5k run walk Wilmette, IL 10%
  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  
  10/1/17 (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  
  10/7/17 (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  
  10/7/17 (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  
  10/14/17 (8:00am) Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Ozark, MO  
  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) Feets of Strength Barrington, IL  
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 (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 (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 (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 (9:00am) Hot Cider Hustle 8 Mile and 3 Mile Wheaton, 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 (7:00am) 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 (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
  11/23/17 (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 (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  
  12/3/17 (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.