Washington Park

Annabelle Winters

Washington Park is beautiful! I learned about CARA in 2010 when I finally trained for my first marathon and read Hal Higdons’ book, wherein he talks about Chicago running history. I love the CARA Runners Choice Circuit Races and its individual competition program, and have worked a few CARA events so I thought 'Go Run would also be a great experience.

I started casually running as cross training for swimming when I was in my early teens. I didn’t start training very diligently at all until 2010 and since then I have completed the Boston Marathon 5 times, 13 total marathons total and a bunch of other races. According to Athlinks I’ve completed 1,264 miles of races! I’ve signed up for my first ultra this fall.

The reason I am compelled to work with CARA and the 'Go Run series is because I truly believe that running is a powerful platform for growing, healing, supporting, and meeting people from all backgrounds and any aspirations. The world I want to live in is a world where everyone has the opportunity to experience the amazing community of supportive, friendly, and inspirational people that running brings together.

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