Team CARA

Raise funds as a Team CARA charity runner at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

At CARA we know running is more than sport; running changes lives! The funds you raise as a Team CARA charity runner allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers.

Through CARA's 'Go Run and Run Crew programs, we aim to make running accessible for every neighborhood around Chicagoland, with a specific focus on developing opportunities in organized running in Chicago's South and West sides.

‘Go Run is a partnership between CARA and the Chicago Park District with an objective to activate neighborhood parks, build communities and encourage an active lifestyle through running. These series of free, timed One-Mile and 5k runs, aim to be an integral part of neighborhood culture, encouraging organic community engagement at each run. Operating in different neighborhood parks around Chicago, ‘Go Run has the capacity to reach the community in an environment that naturally integrates families, neighborhoods, and encourages community engagement.

CARA Run Crews are an increased effort to make running accessible to all. Launched late 2020, CARA Run Crews bring opportunities in organized running to neighborhoods around Chicagoland.

2021 Fundraising!

Team Opportunities

Bank of America Chicago Marathon (October 9, 2022):

Team CARA charity runners will receive guaranteed entry to the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, along with other rewards.

Interested in joining the team? E-Mail Mary@cararuns.org at or call 312-741-0826. (Limited bibs, act fast)

 

Not training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Contact Team CARA ‘Go Run and still give back and receive the benefits of Team CARA while you fundraise for your running event.

2021 Team CARA

Abe Rukin





James Leach





Karin Gustafson





Elsa Woods





Sam Schiffman





Thomas Gouard





Joe Dwyer


I am running for Team CARA 'Go Run because of two reasons: 1. A marathon has always been on my athletic bucket list of accomplishments
2. I liked the list of organizations CARA supports I chose CARA specifically because my mom was a part of CARA when she ran her 10 straight Chicago Marathons. By her doing this, it inspired my older to join and run his only marathon as a part of CARA. Then my younger sister did the same thing, I believe she has run three marathons. Now it's my turn to really show them how it's done. I am trying to get the best time in the family. My aunt is also a runner in Indianapolis and has qualified for Boston numerous times. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/joseph-dwyer




Kevin Angeles


I am training to run my first marathon. I have chosen to train with and support Team CARA to obtain the coaching, motivation and group support to accomplish this goal. I am running for my children to show them that they can accomplish anything they want and at any age in life. I am participating with Team CARA for the first time and look forward to doing my absolute best https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/kevin-angeles




Brittney Cato





Rommel Mayuga





Lisette Cabezas





Joan Twiddy





Timothy Lim





Marisa Perez





Bridget Cato



I am running for charity for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon because I think it's an amazing opportunity to give back while challenging myself. Running provides me with an outlet to escape all of the hustle and bustle that everyday life brings and take a moment to myself. I want to help people find that same escape.
I chose to support Team CARA 'Go Run because of my mother! She has been a part of the 'Go Run leadership for many years and has been a previous Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner, and she inspires me to do the same.

I've had the opportunity to participate in 'Go Run and it's such a positive, encouraging group to be a part of. Everyone is super supportive which makes training a lot more fun!


https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/bridget-cato




TyKeith Nelson





Stephen Baraldi





Stephen Mittons





Sarah Orswell





Ashley Anderson


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/ashley-anderson-1




Li Li Anderson


My daughter, Ashley and I, are running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as Team CARA 'Go Run charity runners. We are supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than a sport, it changes lives! Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. It all started in July of 2017, a few weeks after I joined Lifetime in Naperville. One evening, Nick Schneigert, the Lifetime running coach was at the Lifetime entrance, approached me when I checked in. He asked if I would be interested to run a marathon. I told him I would be so happy if I could just run "a mile" lol. He said, "I will help you get there". I was so motivated by his words that I called my husband, Darren, immediately and told him that we are joining the running program. There was no time to waste. Training started immediately. I remembered the first mile that I ran. I had a really hard time but Nick was right beside me, running with me and just kept pushing me. After the first mile, I thought to myself, "I don't know if I could do this". My throat hurt and I was huffing and puffing. But I just kept training, never missed a day. Weeks of training went by, Darren, my daughter, Ashley and I did our first 10K for the Windrunner at Danada Forest Preserve in August 2017. A few weeks later, that lead to our very first half marathon for the Fox Valley Half Marathon race in September. From that year onwards, Ashley and I did several half marathons and my very first Marathon Chicagoland in Schaumburg in May 2018. I couldn't have done all of these without our best running coach, Nick. He believed in us and was always at the races to support us. He makes a difference! Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be Ashley's first Marathon and my 2nd Marathon. We are very motivated and excited to accomplish this amazing challenge. We would be so appreciative of your support for the CARA foundation and reaching our amazing goal. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/li-li-anderson




Adam Ayers


I'm excited to be running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10th! This year, I signed on as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I joined the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) in 2021 to grow my community, become inspired and challenged by like-minded individuals, and engage in a mutually-supportive environment. CARA has provided all of that and more, already, helping me and so many others maintain our mental and physical health & wellness standards, and having fun doing it. This running group is exactly what I needed to catapult myself back into society after 2020's "time out". Your donation will allow CARA to continue to do their work, making organized running more accessible and attractive to everyone -no matter your age or fitness level. Personally, I believe committing to taking consistent action towards becoming more physically active is the first step to becoming mentally fit, which then naturally promotes bringing your best to all aspects of your life. CARA is one great organization who provides that opportunity. Thanks in advance for your support to this cause, whether financial or otherwise. -AA https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/adam-ayers




Addison Barnhill


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/addison-barnhill




Mccoy Crawford


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/mccoy-crawford




Anthony Fiore


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/anthony-fiore




Sabrina Govan


Hi Friends!! The world opened back up and I promise I have not lost my entire mind... I am living!!! What better way to live but to roll back the clock a bit to 2003, when I ran my FIRST marathon? Well, maybe there are a few other things that I can do, but this was by far the most physically challenging thing I've ever done. So, here I am, much older, much BETTER, doing it again!! I initially signed up for the Long Beach Marathon in California, but have come to realize (through life), I cannot do the hard things without my family and friends. So, I reconsidered... and added a great cause... I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives! Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/sabrina-govan




Kevin Kalb


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/kevin-kalb




Tyler Kelly


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/tyler-kelly




Jose Perez


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/jose-perez-3




Christian Raslowsky


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives! As a former Division One runner, I understand the importance of providing access to this great sport at a young age. Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/christian-raslowsky




Todd Sutherland


As many of you know, running has become a passion for me over the last few years and has been a great aid to my physical and mental health (especially over these last 15 months). I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (first marathon at 51!) as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/todd-sutherland




Alexandra Trowbridge


I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives! Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/alexandra-trowbridge




Lewis Williams


Hello Friends and Family. I'm running the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Team CARA 'Go Run charity runner. I'm supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) because running is more than sport, it changes lives!Your donation will allow CARA to remove the barriers associated with getting involved in organized running, so everyone has access to the incredible benefits running offers. https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/lewis-williams