2021 CARA Winter Training Program
Monday, December 28, 2020 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
Group Training Option - Lisle Morton Arb 
CARA Membership Discount
If you would like to become a member of CARA and get special membership discounts and benefits, CLICK HERE.

If you are a CARA member, you will receive a discount based on your membership package.

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Note: Regular event discount codes are entered in another section.

Participant Information
Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
First Name:*
Last Name:*
Date of Birth:*
Street Address:*
ZIP Code:*
Email Address:*
Re-type Email:*
Emergency Contact Name:*
Emergency Contact Phone Number:*
Participant Questions
 1. Which training plan do you intend to follow?*
 2. Which pace group do you intend to train with at group long runs? (You may change pace groups at any time)*
 3. Do you plan to attend Wednesday evening (6:30 p.m.) track workouts?*
 4. Where will you pick up your training packet?*
 5. COVID-19 Safety: I will not participate if I am feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if I have recently been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.*
 6. COVID-19 Safety: If I am a person from a high-risk group for COVID-19 complications I understand I should consult my physician before participating.*
 7. COVID-19 Safety: I will wear a mask or face cover at training anytime I am within six feet of others. I understand masks and face covers may be removed while running when social distance is maintained.*
 8. COVID-19 Safety: I will not engage in traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.), close group pictures/selfies, spitting or blowing nose away from a tissue or handkerchief, or the sharing of personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.*
 9. COVID-19 Safety: I understand I must self-carry a hydration bottle, and that hydration stations are for refill only.*
Winter Hat
Packet Mailing
Optional Packet Mailing
($15.00 each)
Morton Arb Membership
CARA offers a subsidized Morton 1 annual memberships to training program runners (regular price $60). A Morton Arb membership or daily entry fee is required by the Morton Arb to enter the facility.
($35.00 each)

The Chicago Area Runners Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to serving and advocating for the local running community. We are Chicagoland’s running club, providing accessible opportunities for all runners to train, race, learn, be social, and volunteer.

Your donation supports:

  • Advocacy: We are the voice of running, keeping running safe and accessible. 

  • Community Service: CARA members provide over 40,000 hours of volunteer service each year for the running community.

  • Removing Barriers: Making running more accessible through the neighborhood park-based, ‘Go Run program which provides free and welcoming 5K and 1 Mile events in underserved parks.

  • Charity Running: Subsidized training for charity runners raising funds for over 50 local and national charities.

  • Hydration: Hydration stations along the Lakefront Trail and at six different suburban trailheads serve up to 20,000 cups of water and Gatorade Endurance on a given weekend.

  • Better Races: CARA Race Certification and free race director clinics helping local races improve their safety and operational standards.

  • Education: Clinics from top experts to help runners gain the knowledge to take their running to new levels.

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Discount Code
If you have a discount code please enter it here and hit the "Apply" tab.    Apply >
Participant Registration Contract
Please read any waiver carefully. It includes a release of liability and waiver of legal rights and deprives you of the ability to sue certain parties. Do not agree to this document unless you have read and understood it in its entirety. By agreeing electronically, you acknowledge that you have both read and understood the text presented to you as part of the registration process. You also understand and agree that events carry certain inherent dangers and risks which may or may not be readily foreseeable, including without limitation personal injury, property damage or death. Your ability to participate in the event(s) is/are subject to your agreement to the waiver and by agreeing herein, you accept and agree to the terms of the waiver and release agreement. You must be over 18 years of age OR the parent/legal guardian of a minor under 18 years of age OR the legal guardian of an incapacitated and/or mentally challenged person in order to agree to the text below. I understand that The Driven Race and Club Solutions does not issue refunds or credits. Any refunds/credits or credit card disputes are at the sole discretion of the event. This charge will appear as 2021-CARA-Winter-Trai and I will save my confirmation email as evidence of my transaction.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in CARA's Training Programs, I do hereby, for myself and heirs and personal representatives, release and discharge the Chicago Area Runners Association, Road Runners Club of America, Chicago Park District, Morton Arboretum, and any and all sponsors, their representatives, affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, successors, assigns and all other persons connected with this program, from any and all liabilities on account of any injury, illness, death or damage growing out of my participation, whether caused by their negligence or otherwise. I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this program and recognize the risks involved, and intend by this release to assume full responsibility for anything that might happen to me. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this program for any legitimate purpose, without monetary payment to me.

Please enter your Date of Birth(MM/DD/YYYY):  
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Purchase Total
Registration Fee:  $ 
Donation:  $ 
Packet Mailing:  $ 
Morton Arb Membership:  $ 
Other Processing Fee:
Registration Processing Fee:  $ 
Total:  $ 
Total After Discount:  $ 
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