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Races & Events

CARA's Races & Events

CARA races and events provide runners all over Chicagoland an opportunity to chase their personal and competitive goals through road racing, trail races, and track events. CARA events benefit our mission to serve and advocate for the Chicagoland running community. CARA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

CARA Supporter Level members receive 10-15% off all CARA races & events, as well as discounts as over 100 other local events. Learn more and become a Supporter Level member here

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Trail Chase 10K

Lemont - The Forge

May 21, 2022

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Miles Per Hour
Chicago - McCormick Place

February 11, 2024

Lakefront 10 Miler
& 5K

Chicago - Montrose Beach

April 7, 2024

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Trail Chase 10K

Lemont - The Forge

May 19, 2024


Chi-Town Miles

One-Mile (Track)

Chicago - Wilson Track

July 27, 2024

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Ready to Run

20 Miler

Chicago - Montrose Beach

September 22, 2024




Chicago - Palmer House

October 13, 2024

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'Go Run

FREE 5K & 1 Mile


Weekly (March 4-Nov. 18, 2023)

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Chicago Racing

March to October

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Training Programs



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April 15, 2024

CARA Event Refund Policy

Refunds and deferrals will NOT be issued for any reason, including participant injury, illness, and any other issues out of the control of the event, including, but not limited to cancellation due to weather/lightning.

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Local Race Calendar

Events highlighted with a PURPLE color bar provide a CARA members benefit or discount. Events highlighted with a BLUE color bar are on the Chicago Racing Circuit, Events highlighted with a RED color bar are CARA races.

To view more races, use the toggle arrows at the top of the calendar widget.

Become An Event Sponsor or Exhibitor

Connect with our running community and display your brand in front of thousands of Chicagoland runners! Either through digital sponsors or event exhibitors - CARA offers a wide range of opportunities to meet your sponsorship needs.

Contact Evan DeBock for general sponsorship inquires |

Chicago Racing Circuit Calendar

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