Chris Hennessy

Director

Chris is a commercial litigation attorney at Cozen O’Connor. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and his BS in Communications from Northern Illinois University. After several years of watching the Chicago Marathon -- and never understanding why anyone would run for that long -- Chris decided to give marathons a try. He joined CARA and started running in 2011, completing his first 5K in 2012. He has trained for marathons with the Summer Marathon Training Program since 2012, the year he ran his first Chicago Marathon. In addition to Chicago, Chris has completed marathons in Rockford, Los Angeles, and Paris, numerous half-marathons and 5Ks, and two Chicago Triathlons. Chris also freely gives his time to support and encourage others to begin their running journey and serves as a volunteer coach and cheerleader to aspiring runners and triathletes.