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Local Running Stores

CARA encourages runners to shop from locally-owned running stores, rather than big box stores or online retailers.


Official CARA Partner Stores:

  • Fleet Feet (Chicago [South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Old Town], Deerfield, Elmhurst, Oak Park)

    • CARA Supporter Level members receive a ​$10 digital gift card to Fleet Feet Chicago. Fleet Feet is Chicago’s running store, where you can shop shoes, gear, nutrition, and more. Gift card valued at these locations (Chicago-Lincoln Square, Chicago-Old Town, Chicago-South Loop, Chicago-Lakeview, Deerfield, Oak Park, and Elmhurst). Digital gift card will be e-mailed approximately one week after 2021 membership renewal.

  • Peak Running (Burr Ridge, Downers Grove & LaGrange)

  • Running for Kicks (Palos Heights)

  • Xtra Mile (Schaumburg)


Additional locally owned stores:

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