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Meet Penny

Penny has been running almost 5 years but still considers herself a “newbie.”  In 2014 she reached her running goal - to do her first marathon at the Chicago Marathon.  Penny has a never give up positive attitude and a secret identity of “the Comeback Kid.”

› Learn more about why Penny loves CARA

Meet John

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.

› Learn about John's Boston goals

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Volunteer Now

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. 

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