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Run Crews


Run Crews

CARA Run Crews provide the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the support and camaraderie of Chicagoland's largest running club in their neighborhood. Run Crews are open to runners and walkers of all levels. Run Crews offer weekday group runs, with a focus on participating in weekend races, 'Go Run, and CARA training programs.

CARA Run Crews are member-led and supported by CARA staff. Members interested in leading a Run Crew anywhere in the Chicagoland area should contact CARA Community Development Manager Dominique Sabbs (

Run Crews are 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.

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


Chicago - Lakeview


Group Run - Tuesdays 6:00 a.m.


Chicago - Marquette Park


Group Run - Tuesdays 5:00 p.m.

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Chicago - Humboldt Park


Group Run - Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.

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Chicago - West Loop


Group Run - Thursdays 6:00 a.m.


Chicago - Edgewater


Group Run - Thursdays 6:00 a.m.


Chicago - Austin


Group Run - Thursdays 5:00 p.m.


Group Run Details

  • Run details (distance, route, location, etc.) may be found on each Run Crew page (click "More Info") 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.

  • Extreme winds


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

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