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Meet Nancy

Many people ask me what has contributed to my longevity and sustaining enthusiasm with this sport. The overarching aspect is where I find the joy of being in the running community with my fellow running friends, as we strive to do our best while also having fun. I like to say that “Running is like being kids again; playing hard on the playground!”

› Learn why Nancy keeps running year after year

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

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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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