CARA RUNNERS' CHOICE CIRCUIT

The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit has been developed to promote participation local races, to create a competitive structure for area runners and has long been a source of camaraderie for local runners and within and between local running clubs. Runners of all levels annually participate in CARA Circuit Races to chase personal and competitive goals, to complement their year long training programs and to enjoy the camaraderie of the CARA running community.  

The circuit includes many of Chicagoland’s most well organized and well-appreciated races. Circuit races are found in both the city and suburbs and include both major world-class events and local club races alike. Circuit races are annually assembled with the input of CARA’s membership, the CARA Racing Committee, the CARA staff and CARA Board of Directors.

2017 CARA Runners' Choice Circuit Schedule

Date  Race Scored Distance Location
March 18 Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler 10 Miles Chicago
April 2 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K 8K Chicago
April 23 The Good Life Race 5K 5K Oak Park
May 13 Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile 10 Mile  Lemont 
May 29 Ridge Run 10K Beverley
June 4 Roselle Run for the Roses 5K Roselle
June 24 Proud to Run 10K Chicago
July 4 Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th 4 Miles Elmhurst
July 30 NU Run for Walk 4.1 Miles 4.1 Miles Evanston
August 20 Windrunner 10K 10K Wheaton
September 3 Buffalo Grove Stampede 5K Buffalo Grove
September 10 Alpine Races Half Marathon Half-Marathon Lake Zurich
September 24 Lycee Chicago Oui Run 5K Chicago
October 8 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Marathon Chicago
October 28 Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K 5K Lake Bluff

 

2017 CARA Corporate Team Circuit Schedule

Date  Race Scored Distance Location
March 18 Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler 10 Miles Chicago
April 2 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K 8K Chicago
April 23 The Good Life Race 5K 5K Oak Park
May 29 Ridge Run 10K Beverley
June 24 Proud to Run 10K Chicago
July 30 NU Run for Walk 4.1 Miles 4.1 Miles Evanston
August 20 Windrunner 10K 10K Wheaton
September 24 Lycee Chicago Oui Run 5K Chicago

2017 CARA Youth Circuit Schedule

Date  Race 8 & U  9 & 10 11 & 12  13 & 14  15 & 16  17 & 18 
June 4 Roselle Run for the Roses  5K 5K  5K  5K  5K  5K
June 24 Proud to Run  5K 5K   5K  5K 5K   5K
July 4  Elmhurst 4 on the 4th 1K 1K 1K 4Mi. 4Mi. 4Mi.
July 8  'Go Run Washington Park  1Mi. 1Mi.  1Mi.   1Mi.
 5K  5K
July 22  'Go Run Washington Park  1Mi. 1Mi.   1Mi.  1Mi.  5K 5K 
July 30  NU Run for Walk 4.1 Mi. 4.1 Mi.   4.1 Mi.  4.1 Mi.   4.1 Mi.    4.1 Mi. 
August 5  'Go Run Washington Park 1Mi. 1Mi.   1Mi.  1Mi.  5K  5K 
September 3  Buffalo Grove Stampede 5K 5K 5K 5K  N/A N/A