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Meet Jeff & Jackie

Jackie (my finacee) and I met the very first time we showed up to a CARA event!  Back in 2011, we both showed up for a CARA Wednesday run at Montrose and became fast friends. 

› Learn how Jeff's and Jackie fell in love

Meet Jessica

As the older of two siblings, I like to think my younger brother Bill looks up to me. But when he took up running and I was left watching from the sidelines as my baby brother crossed yet another finish line, I decided to give following in his footsteps a try (literally!) and signed up for my first 5k.

› Following in My Brother’s Footsteps … For 3.1 miles

CARA Runners' Choice Circuit

July 4   Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th   Elmhurst
         
July 11   Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Mile   Darien
         
August 9   Northwestern University Run for Walk 4.1 Miles   Evanston
         
August 23   Windrunner 10K   Wheaton
         
September 6   Buffalo Grove Stampede 10K   Buffalo Grove
         
September 13   Alpine Races Half Marathon   Lake Zurich
         
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