top of page

Donate to CARA

The Chicago Area Runners Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to serving and advocating for the local running community. We are Chicagoland’s running club, providing accessible opportunities for all runners to train, race, learn, be social and volunteer.  

With the generous support from our members, individual donors, sponsors, and corporate donors enables CARA to maintain the longevity of our programs that have shown beneficial to Chicagoland.

Ways to Support

CARA shield

CARA's Annual Fund

Your donation supports CARA as a whole, ensuring we have the bandwidth to operate our programs at a high level. Including: Training, Races, Special Events, Lakefront Hydration Stations, and many more.

'Go Run for Everyone campaign logo

'Go Run For Everyone

At CARA we want to create a world where people run through their communities, rather than away from them. Your financial support will help us continue our community-building programs by making them sustainable, scalable, and have an increase in impact on the Chicagoland area. 

Donors are encouraged to:

  • Mail your gift to CARA, checks payable to Chicago Area Runners Association

  • Give online to one of our funds during any time of the year

  • Check if your employer will match your gift through Double the Donation

Our Information 




Mailing Address:

Chicago Area Runners Association

1540 S Ashland Avenue, Suite 201

Chicago, IL 60608

Contact Information: | 312-666-9836

bottom of page