Contact CARA

CARA operates with a small staff of full and part time persons, along with a member led Board of Directors, program site coordinators and 100's of volunteers leaders. 

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
Name Role
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
Astrid Grimes (e-mail | 312-262-7836) Organizational & Membership Manager
Tom Cuffe (e-mail | 312-666-9836) CARA Coach
Howard Kambara (e-mail | 312-666-9836) 'Go Run Program Coordinator
Scott Erwin (e-mail | 312-666-9836) Race Certification Program Coordinator
Janice Brinke (e-mail | 312-666-9836) Bookkeeping


By Program / Event

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

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