You're still winning even when you're six feet behind! 

A virtual run series to promote safe social distancing in the running community.

Join us in committing to safe social distancing practices in your running as we battle the coronavirus while supporting the Chicago Area Runners Association, a 501c3 not-for-profit committed to serving and advocating for the local running community.


Your support of this virtual run helps us during this challenging time when we are limited in our ability to provide programming and events that fund our mission. Learn about how we've responded to COVID-19 here.

How to Participate...


Click "Register", then choose and purchase your shirt from the available selections. Want more than one shirt, you can register as many times as you like to collect all shirts.

Your $25 registration includes shipping and supports CARA, a 501c3 not-for-profit that needs your support at this time to continue our mission.


Commit to following safe running practices in this time of social distancing. 


🏠  Begin your run from home.
🛑  Don't travel for a run.
❌  Do not gather with others to run, NO groups!
🚫  Avoid running where many have gathered & you are unable to maintain safe social distancing.
↔️  Make room for safe passing.


Print your bib and enjoy a run!


It doesn't matter how far or how fast you run. Just get out and run the distance of your choice following safe running practices.


Post-run, return to and submit your results. You can submit results as often as you run.

Show Your Support of Safe Social Distancing with the Social Distance Run shirt!

Available in gender-specific sizes, this performance soft tee will ship to you with your registratration

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Practice Safe Social Distancing

Adapted from guidance from the Road Runners Club of America


Do practice social distancing. Running alone, or only with a partner is recommended at this time. If you run with a partner, ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six feet of separation.


Don’t run if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.


Don't share fluids. Carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.


Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item that runners normally share freely.


Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using the port-a-john or restroom.


Do not spit or blow your nose in public.


Bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the run.


Do avoid close-group selfies.  Safe social distancing applies to the post run as well!


Do continue to follow safe social distancing even when the run is over. This include avoiding post-run meet-ups.


Do not pressure your friends to run, either in a group or alone. People need to make their own choices about running during these uncertain times. Follow all guidance from your local authorities on group activities.

Additional Resouces

© 2019 by Chicago Area Runners Association Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 36-3054942