CARA Awards Party

The CARA Awards Party, presented by the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, is a night of celebration for the running community! Enjoy camaraderie with fellow running community members as we honor top performers from the CARA Runners Choice Circuit, and recognize CARA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award inductees.


Date / Time:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)


Shapiro Ballroom / 1612 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL


  • Food: Finger Foods and Appetizers

  • Bar: Open Bar (Michelob Ultra beer, Truly Hard Seltzer, wine, soda, water)


Tickets (Click on the desired ticket name type to purchase)
Individual Tickets / Members*: $40 ($5 off full-price)
Group Tickets (8 or more tickets, no limit, see details below): $38 each (20% off full-price per ticket)


Terms / Details:

  • Tickets bought at door are $45 (no member discount offer at the door)

  • *Member ticket price requires an active CARA Supporter Level membership (individual, family or student package).

  • To purchase GROUP TICKETS, choose the group ticket option. Where indicated list the full name and email of each ticket holder or e-mail a list to Group ticket pricing requires the purchase of a minimum of eight (8) tickets. No additional discounts are offered on group pricing for members or ticket purchases above 8. Groups may purchase any number of tickets above 10 tickets at the group price within the same purchase

  • All individual tickets will be held under the name of the purchaser.

  • Refunds: Refunds or deferrals will be not issued for any reason.

  • A credit card processing fee will be added to each transaction. If you would like to pay by check, please mail a check to Chicago Area Runners Association, 1100 W. Cermak Rd, #231, Chicago, IL 60608. Please include a check and note with full name, e-mail and phone number, along with the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

  • Discounts are not available for youth, students, those not drinking alcohol, those no eating, or those not receiving an award. 


  • Guests may check-in at the door at the party. For the quickest check-in, please bring a copy of the ticket confirmation e-mail with QR code (or show on smartphone).


Chicago Avenue street parking is metered ($2 per hour). Free street parking is available in the neighborhoods behind the ballroom.

Public Transportation:

  • Blue Line Division Station:  0.6 Miles

  • Green / Pink Ashland Station:  0.8 Miles


Contact or 312-666-9836.

CARA Participation Circuit Awards:

Be sure to apply for your CARA Participation and Circuit (participation) Awards by December 15th (deadline).