Global Running Day - Chicago!

June 7, 2017 - Chicago and the World

Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7th. As the world celebrates running on this day, CARA wants Chicagoland to run together in a series of group runs to highlight all of the great clubs, organizations, events and running stores that celebrate running everyday in our local running community!

Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 7, 2017. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, but what we hope is for you to join in on one of the group runs around Chicagoland. Ultimately, the key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.

CARA will be hosting groups runs throughout the day, and we are also working with the local running community influencers to organize runs in every part of Chicagoland. See the list of CARA hosted runs below, and click on the "Where To Run" image to see a comprehensive list of groups runs. Keep checking back as we will update the list daily until Global Running Day.



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Scroll in the above embeded calendar to see more runs.

Host a Run!

CARA invites all running clubs, running stores, organizations and running/fitness related businesses to host a run on Global Running Day - Chicago!  Submit A Run, and once reviewed we will post the run and promote it through our Global Running Day - Chicago web site, communications and CARA social media channels. 

Run hosts will be asked to announce a brief script about Global Running Day at the start of their run, and report back to CARA post-run the number of runners who attended their run.

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Win a Polar M200 Watch! Join the CARA Club on Strava and log your Global Running Day Run!

Whether you are running with one of the groups around Chicagoland or on your own you can enter to win a Polar M200 Watch. Simply join the CARA club on Strava and log your run. A winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, June 9th.

Join the CARA Club now!

Since 1978 the Chicago Area Runners Association -- CARA, a non-profit organization has been dedicated to running advocacy in Chicago and suburbs. Starting as the local running club, CARA has grown into the organization that championed the running movement across Chicagoland. We help runners run better, farther, faster and with more fun by clearing paths to a wealth of training, social, outreach and advocacy programs, while promoting friendships and personal fulfillment. 

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