Marathon 101 Workshop

Let CARA demystify 26.2 and set you on your way to achieving your marathon goals!

Where: Mercy Home For Boys and Girls (1140 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL)

When: March 24, 2016 at 6:30p

So you want to run a marathon? Intrigued by the 45,000 runners crowding the streets of Chicago every 2nd Sunday in October? Interested in what it takes to get to the start line and make it all the way to the finish? Curious about what you need to know to determine if the marathon is right for you, but confused by all the information out there?
Join us for beer, food, fun and everything marathon and we'll cut through all the clutter for you. Learn about the marathon from our team of experts, and get the tools you'll need to make the right decision for you. We'll go over the registration process for the Chicago Marathon, including the lottery and charity opportunities. You'll hear from runners who ran their first marathon after training with CARA as well as from seasoned athletes with multiple marathons under their belts.

CARA has trained thousands of runners from all backgrounds for over 25 years. Come see why experience is the best coach. We CAN get to you the starting line, and you can enjoy the journey!

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