Runners' Choice Circuit

The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit has been developed to promote participation local races, to create a competitive structure for area runners and has long been a source of camaraderie for local runners and within and between local running clubs. Runners of all levels annually participate in CARA Circuit Races to chase personal and competitive goals, to complement their year-long training programs and to enjoy the camaraderie of the CARA running community.  

The circuit includes many of Chicagoland’s most well organized and well-appreciated races. Circuit races are found in both the city and suburbs and include both major world-class events and local club races alike. Circuit races are annually assembled with the input of CARA’s membership, the CARA Racing Committee, the CARA staff and CARA Board of Directors.

2018 Circuit Races:

03.25  Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle (Chicago)
04.08  The Good Life Race 5K (Oak Park)
04.21  Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler (Chicago)
04.29  Ravenswood Run 5K (Chicago)
05.12  Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile (Lemont)
05.19  The Lew Blond Memorial 5K (Northbrook)
06.02  Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 10K (Wheaton)
06.17  Race Against Hate 5K (Evanston)
07.04  Elmhurst 4 on the 4th 4 Mile (Elmhurst)*
07.14  Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Mile (Darien)
07.29  NU Run for Walk 4.1 Mile (Evanston)
09.08  Itasca Oktoberfast 5K (Itasca)
09.23  Chicago Half Marathon (Chicago)
10.07  Bank of America Chicago Marathon (Chicago)
10.27  Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K (Lake Bluff)

Notice: Runners must be CARA members to be award eligible and remain in the final standings. The deadline to join or renew is July 1.

Circuit History: