The Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K has long been a favorite of the area's top competitive runners. In support of local elite runners, CARA welcomes top athletes who have met the standards below to request comp or discount entries. Runners do not have to reside locally to request an elite entry.
STANDARDS: (Subject to change)
Male Open (10 Mile or 5K)
The first 5 males, plus any CARA member to submit a qualifying performance will receive a comp entry.
10 Mile: 53:30
Female Open (10 Mile or 5K)
The first 5 females, plus any CARA member to submit a qualifying performance will receive a comp entry.
10 Mile: 1:02:15
Additional Elite Entries:
The male and female CARA Overall, Masters, Senior, Veteran, and Super Senior Runner of the Year from 2019 will receive a comp entry. These runners must have an active CARA Supporter membership for 2020 to receive a comp entry.
To apply e-mail name, contact info and a direct link to results showing a confirmed race road race result (no track results) from a USATF certified course that meets one of the above times achieved between April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020. Elite requests must be submitted no later than April 1, 2020 to be considered.
The event does not offer travel, expense funds, or international visa assistance of any other kind for elite runners.