Volunteers needed to help support each run and encourage greater community engagement for new community running initiative in local parks.

The Chicago Area Runners Association and the Chicago Park District are working together on a new community running initiative that is as much about community engagement and park activation as it is about running.

'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.

 'Go Runs will take place every Saturday at 9:00am from May 21 to July 9 at Humboldt Park, Warren Park and Washington Park. They 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.

Participants may find more information and sign-up forms at www.cararuns.org/gorun.

Volunteer are needed to assist with registration, check-in, gear check, start & finish line management and directing runners and walkers on the course. Volunteer shifts begin no earlier than 7:00am and are completed no later than 11:00am.

Volunteers will receive detailed instruction by e-mail prior to their volunteer date.  Volunteers may sign up online at www.cararuns.org/gorun or contact Greg Hipp at greg@cararuns.org for group sign up.

Chicago Area Runners Association
549 West Randolph
Suite 704
Chicago, Illinois 60661


  • Greg Hipp
    Director of Road Race Services & Events