Contact CARA

By Staff Member

Please direct general inquiries to or call 312-666-9836. CARA is located at the following address:

Chicago Area Runners Association
549 W. Randolph St, Suite 704
Chicago, IL 60661


Greg Hipp (e-mail | 312-262-7831) Executive Director
Leah Bohr (e-mail | 312-262-7833) Director of Training
Alona Banai (e-mail| 312-262-7830) Director of Partnerships
Jillian Andrada (e-mail | 312-262-7832) Manager, Charity Partnerships, Training Program Operations
Nick Schneigert (e-mail | 312-666-9836) Manager, Programs and Events
Erika Kooda* (e-mail| 312-262-7836) Organizational and Membership Manager (Temp)
Tom Cuffe (e-mail| 312-666-9836) CARA Coach
Howard Kambara (e-mail| 312-666-9836) Special Projects
Scott Erwin (e-mail| 312-666-9836) Race Certification Coordinator
Janice Brinke (e-mail| 312-666-9836) Bookkeeper

*Astrid Grimes, Organizational and Membership Manager will be on leave beginning 3/1, Erika Kooda will be temporarily serving as Organizational and Membership Manager during this time.


By Program / Event

Please direct all general inquiries to or 312-666-9836

Program / Event Contact Person
Awards Party Greg Hipp
Charity Training Partnerships Jillian Andrada
'Go Run Nick Schneigert
Fun Runs
Marathon VIP Experience Greg Hipp
Orangetheory Fitness Ready to Run 20 Miler Greg Hipp
Personal Coaching Tom Cuffe
Race Calendar
Race Certification Scott Erwin
Race Director Clinics Greg Hipp
Runners' Choice Circuit Nick Schneigert
Six Series Alona Banai
Stars! Youth Club Leah Bohr
Team CARA Charity Team Astrid Grimes
Training Programs / Clinics Leah Bohr
Volunteers Nick Scheighert
Wintrust Lakefront 10 MIler & 5K Greg Hipp