Team CARA Charity Running

At CARA we know running is more than simply sport, running changes lives!. The funds you raise as a Team CARA Charity Runner allow CARA to bring programming to runners of all ages and galvanize neighborhoods around community focussed running events like 'Go Run. CARA also works hard to support the entire running community through a variety of advocacy and volunteer programs that protect and support running throughout Chicagoland. Learn more about who we are here.

As a Team CARA Charity Runner, you will receive a guaranteed entry into the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (Must join by November 30, 2017, to receive a guaranteed entry). In addition to the entry, you will also receive a host of great benefits and CARA branded gear for you to sport on race day.

Thanks to this year's Team CARA Charity Runners:

Don’t let the opportunity to make a difference pass you by. It's not too late to join the team and start fundraising today!

Join Team CARA!

As a CARA Charity team runner we will support your training with:

  • Free marathon training through the CARA training program.

  • Free entry into the Orangetheory Fitness Ready to Run 20 Miler.

  • Free access to the CARA Marathon VIP Experience on race day morning

  • Free 2018 CARA membership

  • 24/7 NovaCare Injury Hotline to support you while you train.

  • Personalized fundraising page

  • CARA Charity Team Race Day Singlet

  • Opportunity to earn additional incentives through the season including Six Series social runs, Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K entry, Winter and Spring Half and Full Marathon Training.


Questions? E-Mail Astrid Grimes at or call 312-666-9836.

Not training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Contact Team CARA and still give back and receive the benefits of Team CARA while you fundraise for your marathon.