Become a CARA Ambassador

Help make running better!

CARA Ambassadors are the face and voice of CARA around Chicagoland and on social media. Ambassadors will represent CARA at events, be a resource to runners needing information about CARA, and actively promote CARA and CARA programs within their own running groups and on social media.


  • Maintain an active CARA membership.
  • Be a positive, encouraging and approachable person with a passion to improve CARA and the running community as a whole
  • Remain educated and informed on CARA’s mission, CARA programming and events. Ambassadors will receive content from CARA staff to review about upcoming programming and events.
  • Be active in the running community within CARA and or your local running club or group.
  • Be active on social media.
  • Have access to reliable transportation.


  • Represent CARA at the “CARA tent” at local races, expos, health fairs, etc...
  • Regularly share with your social media followers content from CARA about CARA events and programming. 
  • Provide reviews and evaluations to CARA staff about events you attend.
  • Share feedback and concerns to CARA staff that you receive from CARA members and others regarding CARA and CARA programming.

To Apply:


  • E-mail Johnpaul at

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"This is my second year training with CARA and it was the absolute highlight of my summer. I ran my marathon… crushing last year’s finishing time by nearly a half hour."
-Lauren Waldstein


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