The Good Life Race has been chosen as the best CARA Circuit Race by CARA, the Chicago Area Runners Association. “There’s also fierce competition to be selected CARA Circuit Race of the Year. The Oak Park Running Club continues to set the gold standard for local racing. CARA is pleased to congratulate Oak Park’s Race That’s Good for Life 5K (now the Good Life Race), selected as the CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit Race of the Year,” said Ed Zylka, Executive Director of CARA.
Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women.
The Good Life Race will be an RRCA 5K state championship race this year!
New and improved event includes separate point-to-point races and distances for various ages, personalized bibs with child’s name for all pre-registered “dashers” and a special award for all participants.
The race has three distances:
200 meters for ages 5+
100 meters for ages 4
20 meters for ages 3 and under
Once again The Race That's GOOD For LIFE is excited to be donating its proceeds to the Collaboration for Early Childhood charity. After the 2014 race we were proud to donate $15,000 to the Collaboration for Early Childhood. Help us top this amount in 2015!
The focus of Collaboration for Early Childhood is to provide support for learning and development for Oak Park’s pre-kindergarten children. Research has shown that shown that high-quality early learning environments coupled with support for at-risk families lead to: Lower rates of participation in special education, lower rates of involvement with the criminal justice system, higher rates of high school graduation and higher incomes and rates of home ownership.
We are pleased to be able to link Oak Park’s premier race event with this effort to help Oak Park’s youngest residents.