Marquette Park Run Crew


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Our focus is everyone in the Marquette Park area who are health conscious and seek to improve their lives through health and wellness via running and walking.


We aim to develop lasting social bonds with others while building stronger and healthier lifestyles through running and walking in our community

Our Neighborhood


Our Runs

Group Run - Tuesday's @ 5:00 p.m.

Location: Marquette Park Track (6700 S. Kedzie, Chicago)

Details: Meet at the park track east of the field house for a group run/walk. All paces are welcome, including walkers. We alternate weekly between two different 3 mile routes, one through the neighborhood, and one through the park.

Sign-up is only required for those who aren't active members or haven't participated in any CARA program or event in 2022.


Join Us!

The Marquette Park Run Crew is open to everyone, and there is no cost to participate. Simply join CARA as a Friend Level member (FREE), or become a CARA Supporter Level member for full member benefits.



  • Run details (overview, distance, route, location, etc.) can be found in run listing above, and on STRAVA (click on each run listing for STRAVA event).

  • Announcements for runs, will be posted by Run Crew leaders on STRAVA club discussion. Participants can post questions, comments and encouragement on this event pages as well.

  • ​Runners and walkers of all paces and abilities are welcome.

  • Be sure to bring your own personal hydration. Jogging strollers and pets on a leash are welcome unless the run's leader determines they are not safe for that particular location. No gear check is provided.

  • Runs are held rain or shine, but will not run in lightning or other unsafe conditions. Any announcements related to the run will be posted to the runs specific STRAVA event.


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Weather Policy

When hazardous weather is present or probable during a Run Crew group run or workout, Run Crew leaders will post announcements to the specific run's STRAVA event link.


Look for announcements at least 60 minutes prior to the start of the run or event if there appears to be a potential for changes.


Participants are encouraged to consider their individual situations when choosing whether to participate when there is the potential for hazardous weather, even when CARA has chosen to proceed.


Given the nature of Chicagoland weather, not all conditions are foreseeable, and leaders may make changes on-site at programs and events. Please keep in mind that safety will be the primary focus of weather-related decisions.

The evaluation will weigh present conditions as well as probable conditions that could be present during and immediately after a program/event.


Examples of hazardous weather that changes could result from include, but are not limited to:

  • Lightning strikes within 6 miles

  • High heat or humidity

  • Snow accumulation greater than 12 inches over a 12 hour period

  • Icy conditions

  • Severe cold of below zero degrees (with wind chill) on

  • Tornado watch or warning

  • Flooding /flash flood warnings

  • Extreme winds

Please note CARA leaders may postpone or cancel a run under different weather conditions at their discretion.

COVID-19 Safety

Participation expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are expected to wear a mask or face covering when gathering pre- or post-run until they are two weeks post full vaccination for COVID19. Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated participants are not required to wear a mask or face covering while gathering pre or post-run.

  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you are unvaccinated and have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.

  • Persons from high-risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult their physician before participating.

  • Participants are encouraged to avoid traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.), as well as close group gathering (group pictures, etc.).

  • Do not spit or blow nose while running in the group.

  • Do not share personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.

  • Participants may be required to exit programs/events temporarily or permanently should their actions not meet expectations and or they are creating risk for themselves or others.