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  • › Boston Performance

    Train with the Best. Race with the best. Get Ready for Beantown with CARA's innovative new training program.

  • › CARA Awards Banquet

    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!

  • WINTER MARATHON TRAINING

    Let CARA help you train through what’s likely to be another long, cold Midwest winter.

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CARA People

Meet Alma

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.

› Learn about Alma's motivation

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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Upcoming Races

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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