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    Chicago Area Runners Association: Race, Run, Jog, Walk, Volunteer

    Chicago Area Runners Association: Race, Run, Jog, Walk, Volunteer


    • Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
    • Category: Advocacy for Cause, Community Resources, Health and Well Being, Promoting Volunteerism, Youth Outreach
    • Volunteer Type: Individual, Supervised Group, With Parent/Guardian, Special Events, Other
    • Minimum Age: 14
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    The Chicago Area Runners Association, CARA, is a non-profit organization committed to serving and advocating for the local running community. We are Chicagoland’s running club, providing accessible opportunities for all runners to train, race, learn, be social and volunteer.

    Seeking volunteers for a community running program that provides free community runs in local parks. Volunteers are needed on Saturday's nearly year round from 8am to 10:15am. 

    'Go Runs are organized, timed, FREE 1 Mile and 5K runs in local parks with the objective of activating neighborhood parks, building communities and encouraging active lifestyle through running and volunteerism. 'Go Runs aim to become a core part of neighborhood culture, encouraging organic community engagement at, and long after, each run. 

    We are hosting 'Go Runs almost every Saturday at 9:00am from February to November. The location changes each week. Loctations include:

    Big Marsh Park (Chicago)

    Calumet Park (Chicago)

    Chicago River Trail / Clark Park (Chicago)

    Columbus Park (Chicago)

    Douglas Park (Chicago)

    Garfield Park (Chicago)

    Horner Park (Chicago)

    Humboldt Park (Chicago)

    Lake Arlington (Arlington Heights)

    Lake Katherine (Palos Heights)

    Marquette Park (Chicago)

    River Park (Chicago)

    Sunset Park (Arlington Heights)

    Warren Park (Chicago)

    Washington Park (Chicago)

    63rd Street Beach Park (Chicago)

    606 Trail / Walsh Park (Chicago)

    ‘Go Runs are open to everyone who is interested in coming out to their neighborhood park to race, run, jog, walk or volunteer. Long-time runners, newcomers, families and children are invited to take part. The volunteers at each ‘Go Run are as important to the mission of the program as are the runners and walkers. Volunteers are not only needed to help support each run, but also to encourage greater community engagement at each ‘Go Run.

    Volunteers will receive detailed instructions prior to their volunteer date. Visit our website for more information!