Races & Events

CARA's Races & Events

CARA race's 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.

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Honda

Miles Per Hour Run

Chicago - McCormick Place

February 2022

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Boston

Bus

Boston

April 2022

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Wintrust

Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K

Chicago - Montrose Beach

April 17,2021

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Spring

Trail Chase 10K

Lemont - The Forge

May 22, 2021

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Chi-Town Miles

Physicians Immediate Care

Chicago - Wilson Track

July 31, 2021

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Summer

Trail Chase 5K

Lemont - The Forge

August 14, 2021

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Ready to Run

20 Miler

Chicago - Montrose Beach

September 19, 2021

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Michelob Ultra

Marathon VIP

Chicago - Palmer House

October 10, 2021

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Autumn

Trail Chase 15K & 5K

Lemont - The Forge

November 13, 2021

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'Go Run

FREE 5K & 1 Mile

Chicago

Weekly (Feb. to Nov.)

Local Race Calendar

Events highlighted with a color bar provide a CARA members benefit or discount. Events with logos are CARA events, CARA Circuit races, CARA Certified Races and or CARA featured events.

The Chicago Area Runners Association, CARA, is a non-profit 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. 

CARA, with over 10,000 members, is the nation’s third-largest running club, serving as the voice of local runners, as well as providing over 1,300 dates of programming and events per year.

 

Proud member of the Road Runners Club of America.

© 2020 Chicago Area Runners Association. Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 36-3054942​