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. Learn more and become a Supporter Level member here

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Wintrust

Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K

Chicago - Montrose Beach

April 10, 2022

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Spring

Trail Chase 10K

Lemont - The Forge

May 21, 2022

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Chi-Town Miles

One-Mile (Track)

Chicago - Wilson Track

July 30, 2022

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Summer
Trail Chase 5K
Lemont - The Forge

August 21, 2022

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Ready to Run

20 Miler

Chicago - Montrose Beach

September 18, 2022

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Marathon

VIP

Chicago - Palmer House

October 9, 2022

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Autumn

Trail Chase 8K

Lemont - The Forge

November 13, 2021

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'Go Run

FREE 5K & 1 Mile

Chicago

Weekly (Feb. to Nov.)

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Runners' Choice

Circuit

Chicagoland

March to October

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CARA

Training Programs

Chicagoland

Year-Round

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Boston

Bus

Boston

April 18, 2022

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Miles Per Hour
Run
Chicago - McCormick Place

Returns 2023

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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.

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