The Chicago Area Runners Association, CARA, is a 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.

Founded: 1978

Membership: 11,000 + (56% city / 44% suburban)

Program's/Events: Over 1,300 dates per year

Key Programs: Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Programs, 'Go Run program, CARA Runner's Choice Circuit, Charity Training Partnerships, Hydration Stations, Education Clinics, CARA Race Certification

Key Events: Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K, Honda Miles Per Hour Run, Ready to Run 20 Miler, Chi-Town Miles - Presented by Physicians Immediate Care, Michelob Ultra Marathon VIP, and The Forge Trail Series

Bylaws: Download file