CARA Awards Party

Celebrate an exciting and successful 2018 at the CARA Awards Party presented by the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K! 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)


  • 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 (beer, wine, soda, water)


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Registration Type
Individual Tickets  / Non-Members: $40
Individual Tickets / CARA Members: $34 (15% Discount!)
Group Tickets: $30 each (minimum 8 tickets required, no limit)


Terms / Details:

  • Tickets prices increase on January 1 ($45 non-members, $38.25 members, $35 group tickets), and on February 1 ($50 non-members, $42.50 members, $40 group tickets), 

  • Youth / Student discounts are not available.

  • Group tickets must be purchased in groups of at least eight per transaction. 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. More than eight tickets can be purchased under this option.

  • 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).