Be an Ambassador

Want to be a 2020 CARA Ambassador?


We are looking for Chicago Area Runners Association members to represent us as ambassadors. Why do you love CARA? We want to know. And we want you to share your ‘why’ with Chicagoland.


CARA Ambassadors are a key aspect of our running community and help to foster an environment of connection, inclusion, and camaraderie. Ambassadors also help act as a voice for CARA, sharing important news, updates, and events.


What we’re looking for:

  • Active CARA members in the Chicagoland area.
  • Runners who will race five or more times in 2020.
  • Runners who have active social media accounts.
  • Positive, encouraging people who want to share their love of running.


What we want from you:

  • Active participation in a minimum of 2-3 CARA programs or events in 2020.
  • Maintain an active CARA membership for 2020.*
  • Social media activation a minimum of once per month regarding CARA running experiences, training, races or events.
  • Race in CARA Circuit Races and local races in your CARA singlet.
  • Write a race or event review for the CARA blog within 2 weeks of the event. (1x per calendar year).
  • Share information regarding CARA races (select races will be assigned to each ambassador).

*Must be a CARA member (individual, student, or family) for at least six months prior to application.


What you’ll get:


  • Unique CARA racing singlet.
  • Access to complimentary registration and tickets to select CARA events, CARA Circuit and Certified Races.
  • Access to a private online forum to provide feedback directly to CARA Staff.
  • Exclusive CARA discounts.
  • Bio and photo featured on the CARA website.
  • Invitation to our key leader Appreciation Party.
  • Unique volunteer gift.
  • Personalized CARA Ambassador social media avatar photo.

Sound like it’s the right fit for you? We would love to have you on board!

Applications are now closed. 2020 Ambassadors will be notified mid-January.  Questions? Contact Tori at