Train with the Best. Race with the best. Get Ready for Beantown with CARA's innovative new training program.
Celebrate the racing season in style. Come bask in the glow of your achievements and dine with Chicagoland's running elite. It's like the oscars, only fun!
Let CARA help you train through what’s likely to be another long, cold Midwest winter.
Farther, faster, better, for life.
Running is life. Keep moving!
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Become the runner you are!
Perspiration, inspiration, and all that’s in-between.
I finished with a time of 4:36.28 and could not have done it without you guys (and without my sister Nimbe who was awesome and ran along with me the whole way)! My training got a little bit rough towards the end of the season because school got so busy, so I was procrastinating with training a bit, but I am so thankful that you guys were always so motivating and inspirational.
Last year I followed an intermediate training schedule with 46 miles being the most I would run in one week. My goal was 3:30 and I ran 3:29:53. I was happy with that time and didn't really think I could improve upon that. I once had a goal of qualifying for Boston but I am 38 and my qualifying time had to be 3:10. Shaving another 20 minutes off my time didn't seem realistic.
Support our youth program, CARA Road Scholars and volunteer with CARA at the F^3 Half Marathon January 24 at Aid Station 3!
Help your fellow runners to achieve their goals by becoming a CARA Group Leader for training programs.
Be a CARA Ambassador and represent the CARA running community across Chicagoland...city and suburbs!
Email Matthew today to find out about all of our volunteer opportunities.
ASICS, an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano - a sound mind in a sound body. Staying true to the philosophy by which it was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product. Our mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, we pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon our technological advances and pushing the limits on what we can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. We pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul.
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Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. Access Living fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. To this end, Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities. Access Living recognizes the innate rights, abilities, needs and diversity of people with disabilities, and works toward their full integration into community life.
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Chicago Bears PLAY 60 is part of the National Football League’s youth health and fitness campaign. Designed to help tackle childhood obesity, PLAY 60 focuses on making the next generation of kids the most active and healthy by encouraging them to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The Chicago Bears implement the PLAY 60 message through a variety of in-school, after-school, web-based and youth-targeted programs – all emphasizing the importance of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. The Chicago Bears encourage kids throughout Chicagoland to…Get Up and Play, 60 Minutes a Day!
Chicago Cryo Spa specializes in cryotherapy - cutting edge cold therapy that promotes recovery, reduces inflammation, reduces muscle and joint pain, anti-ages and boosts your metabolism, promoting weight loss.
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In 1990, Gary Erickson set off on a one-day, 175-mile bicycle ride with his buddy Jay. As usual, he packed six energy bars for the ride—using the only bar on the market at the time. Halfway through the ride, exhausted and hungry, Gary realized he just couldn’t eat another unappetizing, sticky, hard-to-digest bar. Then and there, in a moment he now calls “the epiphany,” the inspiration for the CLIF® Bar was born.
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A delicious, nutritional milk protein drink that's made from real milk to boost performance, increase endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.
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Delos Wellness, a Chicago Pain Management center AND proud supporter of CARA, is changing the face of pain management. By focusing on micro-stretching and relieving muscular congestion, our therapists can alleviate pain that drugs, surgery or classic physical therapy couldn’t fix.
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Boogie your way along a 5K or 10K course to benefit a great charity, while partying with your friends!
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Equinox Fitness Clubs operates 59 upscale, full-service facilities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas, DC, London and Toronto. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.
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The world’s best performance socks! Cutting edge innovation, maximum comfort and performance for your active life.
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FuelBelt is the world leader in hydration belts and running accessories. Founded in 1997 by 36x Ironman finisher and seven-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to serve the needs of endurance athletes across the globe. FuelBelts have been used to break world records, set personal bests and have been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts. FuelBelt is the exclusive supplier to Ironman and the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.
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The Illinois Beef Association (IBA) is a service based non-profit organization that strives to be the foundation of a profitable and sustainable beef industry. Founded in 1994, the association works to advance members’ economic and legislative interests.
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There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND, we believe you deserve both—we call it our brAND philosophy. That’s why you’ll find all of our snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen.
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From our earliest days of striving to make consistently good beer, and instead making beer that ranged from vile, to barely drinkable, to wonderful, to elegant, to questionable-at-best. From being castigated by our West Marin neighbors to finally suffering an 'eviction' by our West Marin septic system. From landing in the welcoming arms of Petaluma, and actually getting our beer into bottles, onto the streets, and into the hands of sympathetic beer geeks, to steadily losing less money each month. From all this and more, Lagunitas Brewing Company is emerging as a battle-tested brewery capable of making great beer out of goat's milk, brambles, and asphalt on the surface of the Moon, if need be.
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As a CARA member you could receive exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance. We offer personalized coverage, Multi-Car and Multi-Policy Discounts, 24-Hour Claims Assistance and more. Liberty Mutual is trusted countrywide for quality coverage and exceptional service. www.libertymutual.com/cara for a free quote.
Live Grit is Chicago's never-intense triathlon store. We're as much about fun as we are about triathlons. Sure, we sell great gear for race-day, and more!
Goal setting is a big part of our culture here at lululemon. Every employee is encouraged to create a vision for their ideal life and to set personal, health and career goals to achieve that vision.
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Magellan is committed to developing premier, environmentally sensitive urban communities that combine innovative architectural designs. Whether you're looking for luxury apartments in Chicago, spacious downtown parkhomes, or elegant Chicago condos, Magellan Development Group is the city's premier real estate development company.
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National leader of professional, affordable & convenient therapeutic massage. ME Spas offer Murad® healthy skin facials for the ideal wellness regimen.
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Massage tools that provide relief to maximize recovery, reduce pain and prevent nagging injuries, comfortably and conveniently.
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Driven by a keen understanding of athlete needs, Nathan's team of innovators sweat the details, because it's the details that help athletes push their potential.
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Noodles & Company offers the world’s favorite noodle dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups, all in one restaurant. Each dish is carefully hand made to our guests’ specifications, using only the freshest ingredients. It’s individually sautéed or prepared, placed on our signature stoneware and served tableside with stainless steel flatware. All for around $8 a dish.
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NovaCare Rehabilitation is part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation. The Select Medical family of brands carries wide recognition throughout the country.
Together, these brands comprise a national network of more than 1,000 centers in 32 states and the District of Columbia. The centers offer a wide range of general physical therapy services such as hand therapy, sports medicine and work injury prevention and management. Select Medical empowers its therapists by providing industry-leading continuing education opportunities. Select Medical’s outpatient division provides physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools and serves as the exclusive physical rehabilitation provider to several major U.S. corporations.
Discover the power of physical therapy!
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The NOW® mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods—a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products. Still a family-owned company today, NOW manufactures and distributes more than 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition and personal care products.
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Pure Protein® makes it easy to give your body what it needs. Our goal is to provide you with great tasting, convenient protein products, giving you the strength to achieve your goals.
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Quest Bars were created from a simple idea: healthy food should taste amazing with zero compromises. We set out to deliver something that no one had done before and believed that with enough hard work and innovation food could be delicious and good for you. People eat for enjoyment rather than sustenance. That’s why Quest is driven to engineer foods that don’t compromise on taste or nutrition.
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Overnight running relay series that makes testing your limits a team sport. Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat.
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Road Runner Sports offers the world’s largest selection of running and walking apparel, gear and shoes — choose from top brands such as, Brooks, adidas, ASICS, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Puma, Vibram and more. From fabulous first layers, to super sports bras, to pain-prevention injury treatments, minimalist and barefoot running shoes and energizing nutrition—Road Runner Sports has runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities covered from head to toe.
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Founded in 1968, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is the U.S. Sales and Marketing subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) of Japan and is responsible for the distribution, marketing, sales and service of Subaru vehicles in the United States.
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ThermXRoller™ is specially designed to provide a pressure massage and relieve aches. Anyone who goes running, biking, does triathalons or crossfit can throw this flexible roller in a gym bag for on-the-go, soothing relief.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 200 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
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The running specialty store with Chicago's most experienced staff. You'll find apparel and accessories to go along with expert shoe fitting at the Lakeview location. The Loop location is in a sports medicine facility and offers footwear and accessories.
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The University of Chicago Medicine has been at the forefront of medicine since 1927, when we cared for our first patients. Our mission is to provide superior healthcare in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of all who work together to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and further the knowledge of those dedicated to caring.
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XSport® Fitness is one of America’s fastest growing fitness chains in the nation, providing our members with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, combined with first class service, quality personal trainers, educational programs, dietary supplements, and the latest in fitness apparel. Our gyms also feature a child’s play area and, for your convenience, we are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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