Group Runs

Enjoy the support and camaraderie of the CARA community. With Chicagoland's largest running club, you will experience the benefits of group runs, fun runs, and group workouts that will support your running and get you engaged with the incredible community of runners at CARA.

CARA offers a variety of group running options to be social, to train, and to meet specific running goals. Come run with us and find out what CARA is all about.

Group Running Opportunities:

  • Group Run Network: (Schedule | DetailsCARA offers open and welcoming weekday group runs for runners of all levels at both city and suburban locations. These group runs are free and open to CARA Supporter (paid) and CARA Friend (free) member levels.
  • Member Speedwork: (Schedule | Details) This is a beneficial program for those racing in the CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit and other 5K to 10 Mile races.  CARA Member Speedwork is open to CARA Supporter (paid) members at no additional cost.
  • CARA Training Programs: (Schedule / Details) CARA training programs are the premier group training opportunity. CARA programs have prepared tens of thousands of runners for the half-marathon and marathon. You will experience CARA's "Power of the Group", expert training plans, and unmatched support.

Weather Policy:

  • Please review CARA's weather policy HERE


  • Volunteers are needed to help organize group runs and to assist coaches at speed workouts. Interested members may e-mail