Chicago Flyers 2017 Outdoor Track Season

The mission of the Chicago Flyers is to provide community while developing a child’s passion for a lifetime of fitness through track/field, cross country and wise fitness choices. Participation will encourage development of self-confidence, discipline, and athletic achievement while having fun through competitive sports. Our team is open to youth, ages 6-15, interested and willing to strive to reach their potential, regardless of abilities.

We are a member of the Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) and USA Track and Field (USATF). To be more competitive, kids may elect to run in community based events and/or AAU/USATF competitions. Meet participation is encouraged but not required.

Practices include instruction in technique, speed, agility, balance, core, specialized event training and lots of games. As practice times vary, please refer to the 2017 calendar.


Practice Dates (see calendar for complete schedule):

**Free Practice Preview - Sunday, April 23 at the Wilson Track @4pm.

  • Spring Season: April 18-May 25 
    • Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:30pm
    • Sunday 4-6pm
  • Summer Season: May 30- July 16 
    • Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm
    • Sunday 4-6pm


North Side of Wilson Track (Wilson Dr. & Lake Shore Dr.)

Meet Schedule: 

*Schedule is subject to change.

**National Championship meet is individually attended without CARA staff.

Participant benefits include:

    • CARA technical running shirt
    • Expert coaching from CARA staff at practice (up to 50+ hours)
    • Supervision from CARA coaches at 5 track meets (transportation and entry fee not included)
    • Weekly newsletter (training tips/updates)  
    • Non-member fee includes CARA membership
      • Discounts on CARA training, events and 100+ races
      • Runner's World Magazine (1-year subscription)
    • NovaCare Rehabilitation injury hotline

Register Now 

Fees*CARA Members Non - Members** 
Full Season (April 18-July16)  $600  $640
Spring Sundays (April 23-May 21) + Summer Season (May 30 - July16) $515 $555
Summer Season (May 30- July 16) $475  $515
Sundays Only (April 23 - July 16) $275 $315


Little Flyers (Ages 6-8) Fees*CARA Members Non - Members** 
Sundays Only (April 18 - July 16) $275 $315

*All fees include a CARA Flyers t-shirt. Flyers uniform purchased separately  

**Non-Member price includes 2017 family membership.

Receive a 10% discount on registration for each additional child

Additional Costs* 
AAU Membership $15
Flyers Racing Singlet $30
Flyers Racing Shorts  $30

 *Additional costs incurred only if child wishes to compete. 

C-A-R-A for Miles

" I was a CARA pace leader at Montrose approx 1998 & 1999 and loved it! One of my best memories was during a 20-mile run with my group. To get through the miles, we'd go down the alphabet and everyone would should out positive or motivating or silly words that started with that letter and the word had at least some relationship (however remote) to running. So I'd say "A" and they'd shout: Awesome, Amazing, Athletic, Awake, Alive, etc. until we depleted our minds of every A word we could think of. Then I'd shout "B", and the group would shout out B words: Bold, Brilliant, Bonk, etc... This helped us get through some of the tough miles of the long run. Even to this day, years later, I think of this game and remember the fond memory. I wonder if anyone in my pace group remembers this too."
-Geri B.


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