AMF O'Hare, IL
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Our annual dues remain at $50. Current CARA members receive a $10 discount. Your annual membership includes planned training runs with hydration on the routes, free end of season parties in the spring and fall, an NSDRC logo'ed piece of apparel, and a 15% discount off running gear at Runningwarehouse.com. These benefits are worth from $100 to $200. If the $40 or $50 is more than you are able to afford, please let us know. We offer discounts for hardship situations, clergy, and students. Registration is now on line at this site under the Membership tab. To qualify for the CARA member discount, please use discount code CARA2016. You will then be asked to enter your membership number and expiration date, which we will check with the CARA office to insure it is current.
We ask that all of our members volunteer to assist with some task in order to keep the dues low. Typically, members volunteer to put out hydration that the club provides once during the season. If you don’t want to handle hydration, you may volunteer to assist with the weekly newsletter content, help with our website, serve on the social committee, or perform some other activity that may benefit the club. Please select your first and second choices for volunteering when you register.
As a reminder, we start our summer season training for a fall race this Saturday. Announcements will start promptly at 6:45 am from Parking Lot C in Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville. The marathon training mileage is 6 for Novice, 8 for Intermediate, and 10 for Advanced. We are offering an official half marathon program this summer, targeted to the 9/25 Chicago Half Marathon. The half marathon program mileage is 4 miles. We ask that our members volunteer with some responsibility during the summer, typically hydration but it can also be bringing treats, newsletter assistance, photographer, or anything else that can help. If you haven’t signed up already, please review the current hydration and volunteer schedule and let me know what you’d like to assist with. It may be found at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tmOP4v7IwgIpigvy6jFwxY4shAHszeUXui01cf8ojOM/edit?usp=sharing. As a reminder, we will continue to offer midweek runs on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 starting from the parking lot of Half Day Brewing Company at 200 Village Green in Lincolnshire. This allows for easy access to the Des Plaines River Trail, as well as an option to join some of your fellow runners for beer and dinner after the run. I will be gone for the first two Saturdays and there won’t be a newsletter next week. Have a great couple of weeks of training.