Charity Training Program

Work with CARA to achieve your fundraising and athletic goals

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) has created a charity runner training and membership program that will allow charitable organizations of all sizes and interests to raise additional funds in a fun and exciting way by taking part in our training programs and the many amazing events we have developed for 2018.

CARA knows that taking on 26.2 miles is a big accomplishment for runners and many want to put in that effort on behalf of a worthy cause. This is a one-of-a-kind team building experience that will create lasting memories and relationships! 

To learn more about our Marathon Charity Partners click here

Training Program Works

"The Hyde Park marathon training group was an extraordinary introduction to the runners’ world for me. Folks were incredibly kind and supportive. Just a good bunch of people. And the training program works. I managed to finish my first marathon in Indianapolis. You do get through the first ten on race day excitement, the next ten on good training and the last six on being too dumb to quit. You guys get credit for the second ten."
-Kevin McMurtrey

WHY CARA?