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 CARA Runners Choice Circuit winners, NovaCare Comeback Runner of the Year, CARA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award honorees and more

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Date / Time:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)


Shapiro Ballroom (1612 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL)


  • Special Emcee: Fellow runner Peter Sagal, of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" and author of "The Incomplete Book of Running"

  • Social Party: Enjoy camaraderie with fellow running community members at this emcee'd casual party. Casual party attire suggested.

  • Awards Presentations: We will honor CARA Runners' Choice Circuit winners, NovaCare Comeback Runner of the Year, CARA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award honorees and more!

  • Food: Jet's Pizza, Cheesesticks and Salads

  • Bar: Open Bar (Michelob Ultra, wine, soda, water)


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Registration Type
Individual Tickets  / Non-Members: $45
Individual Tickets / CARA Members: $38.25 (15% Discount!)
Group Tickets: $35 each (minimum 8 tickets required, no limit, see details below)


Terms / Details:

  • Tickets price schedule: Until January 5 ($40 non-members, $34 members, $30 group tickets), until February 1 ($45 non-members, $38.25 members, $35 group tickets), and after February 1 ($50 non-members, $42.50 members, $40 group tickets), 

  • Youth / Student discounts are not available.

  • Group tickets require a minimum of eight tickets but are not limited to only whole groups of 8. To purchase group tickets, choose the group ticket option, enter the name of the first ticket holder, then choose "register another participant", and repeat until at least eight tickets are purchased. If more than eight tickets are needed, keep adding more until the total number needed is reached. Each ticket will be charged the group rate.

  • Refunds: No refunds will be 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, 549 W. Randolph St, Suite 704, Chicago, IL 60661. Please include a check and note with full name, e-mail and phone number, along with the number of tickets you wish to purchase.


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


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 Long Distance Awards by December 15th (deadline).