Be an Ambassador

CARA is looking for members to represent CARA as an ambassador. CARA Ambassadors are the face and voice of CARA around Chicagoland. Ambassadors represent CARA at events, fun runs, expos and more, and serve as a resource to runners needing information about CARA. Our 2018 Ambassadors are already set, but keep an eye out in 2019!

Ambassador Expectations:

  • Ambassadors are required to hold an active CARA membership.

  • The ideal CARA Ambassador is active in the running community within CARA and/or other local running clubs/groups.

  • Ambassadors should be positive, outgoing, and approachable, with a passion to grow CARA and the running community as a whole.

  • Ambassadors must stay up to date, educated and informed on CARA's mission, CARA programming, and events.

  • Ambassadors need to commit to serving at a minimum of five (5) events through the calendar year. These events may include races, social fun runs, events, expos, health fairs, etc.

  • At events, ambassadors should wear CARA-branded apparel or their unique Ambassador singlet (provided).

  • Share content from and about CARA on their social media pages.

  • Share unique discount codes (provided) with friends, family, and other runners for discounts on CARA programming and events. 

  • Ambassadors may not use their position as an ambassador for commercial gain or to promote companies/products. 

Ambassadors Benefits:

  • Unique CARA Ambassador singlet and other apparel from CARA programs/events. 

  • Free race entries to many CARA Certified Races.

  • Exclusive CARA discounts.

  • Invitation to the end-of-year CARA Appreciation Party and unique CARA Volunteer Gift.


  • Applications are open March 1 – March 31. A total of 15 Ambassadors will be selected throughout the city and the suburbs. Questions? Contact Erika at