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.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon (October 10, 2021):
Team CARA charity runners will receive guaranteed entry to the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, along with other rewards.
Guaranteed entry to the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (see dates and deadlines below)
Free registration to CARA’s Summer Marathon Training Program
Entry to the Ready to Run 20 Miler
Questions? E-Mail Jillian@cararuns.org at or call 312-262-7832. (Limited bibs remain, 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
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'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!
I am running for Team CARA 'Go Run because of two reasons:
2. I liked the list of organizations CARA supports
I am 50 years old and training to run my first marathon. I have chosen to train with and support Team CARA to obtain coaching, motivation and group support to accomplish this goal. I am running for my three children (Kaila, Keegan and Kaelen) to show them that they can accomplish anything that 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!