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Join the Oak Park Runners Club

Join the Oak Park Runners Club (OPRC). Our club is one of the oldest and most active runners' organizations in the Chicago area. Our members are a diverse group - young & not so young, fast & not so fast, recreational runners & competitive racers, joggers & marathoners. However, we share a common enthusiasm for running that's contagious. Our love of the sport, and the camaraderie & support you'll find as an OPRC member, will help make your running more fun and rewarding. Check out the Membership page for more information on how to join.

Winter Wednesday Workouts

Join OPRC for 12 weeks of informal runs on Wednesday nights. Whether you are training for a spring race or just want to run with a group, meet at the Competitive Foot at 6:30 pm.

Runs are 1.3 miles to Lindberg Park. ¾ mile loops on the streets surrounding the park are used for tempo runs, intervals, or just winter running.

Tthese streets are maintained well in winter and do NOT have any completely intersecting streets (only T-intersections). Reflective and blinking lights are suggested.

Begins Wednesday, January 8th and continues until March 26th.

Competitive Foot closing at 6PM on Monday, January 6th

Please note that the Competitive Foot will be closing at 6PM on Monday, January 6th. This means that the Monday Night Fun Run will not have an indoor spot to meet before or after the run. We highly recommend you make alternate running plans.

2013 CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit

The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit is a competitive series of races run in the Chicago metro area. CARA members can compete in this circuit of races for points and year-end awards in Overall, Individual Age Group, Clydesdale and Club competitions (see below). This Circuit was assembled with the input of CARA’s membership, the CARA Racing Committee, the CARA staff and CARA Board of Directors.

October Meeting

OPRC General Meeting Summary
10-2-2012
Psychology of Running

June Meeting Recap

Share & Tell/Swap & Shop
June 5th, 2012

OPRC General Meeting May 1st, 2012

CARA is a non-profit organization devoted to the running community of Chicagoland with four areas of focus; membership, training, racing, and advocacy. At this meeting Wendy and Brian reviewed some new CARA programs and answered questions about what CARA does and where it is going.

March Meeting Recap

OPRC General Meeting Summary
3/6/2012

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