Member Discounts & Offers

CARA Supporter Level members receive benefits and discounts at events and races, as well as through various partners. Please support CARA by not sharing access to discount codes or special offers with non-members in order to preserve membership value.

Supporter Level members, go to your member account to view current offers and discounts. You must be logged into your membership to view.

Featured Offers

CARA Race Discounts - Receive discounts of 10-15% off all CARA owned races of 10-15% off each. This includes the Honda Miles Per Hour Run, Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K, Ready to Run 20 Miler, Spring Trail Chase, Summer Trail Chase, Autumn Trail Chase, and Chi-Town Miles. Simply login as a CARA Supporter Level member to receive the discount.

CARA Training Discounts - Receive discounts of 10-15% off all CARA training programs, small group classes, and 1:1 coaching. Simply login as a CARA Supporter Level member to receive the discount.

Members Only Access - Receive members only access to special events like the CARA Boston Bus. Simply login as a CARA Supporter Level member to receive access.

Local Race Discounts - Receive discounts at races around Chicagoland and beyond. Typically over 100 race discounts averaging 10% off each are available to CARA Supporter Level members.


Fleet Feet - $10 digital gift card to Fleet Feet Chicago. Fleet Feet is Chicago’s running store, where you can shop shoes, gear, nutrition, and more. Gift card valued at these locations (Chicago-Lincoln Square, Chicago-Old Town, Chicago-South Loop, Chicago-Lakeview, Deerfield, Oak Park, and Elmhurst). 

Chill Anywhere app - FREE 3-month trial ($60 value). Chill Anywhere is the meditation app that provides mindfulness video content, allows you to track progress, and helps to reduce stress. Redemption details will be e-mailed approximately one week after 2021 membership renewal.

First Cup Morning Series - This free trial and ongoing 10% discount & donation have never been offered before – sign up today to savor the benefits of meditation, learning, and introspection, in only six minutes per day.  Plus, each month that you continue using First Cup Morning Series, a 10% donation will be made to CARA.

RushPT Injury Hotline - Suspect an injury? RUSH Physical Therapy provides a free hotline for CARA Members to seek medical advice and/or treatment when necessary. (Note: NovaCare Rehabilitation became known as Rush PT in December 2020).

Wintrust Community Banks - Running is about so much more than putting one foot in front of the other: it’s a lifestyle. And, to share your passion everywhere you go, open a Total Access Checking account with Wintrust and get the official Chicago Area Runners Association debit card. Every ATM nationwide is free, so no matter where you’re racing off to, you can stay on track. And, with no minimum balance and no monthly maintenance fees, you can hit the ground running. Learn more HERE.