Health & Well Being

Expertise to help you run—and feel—your best.

In the 35 years CARA has been running, we’ve learned a thing or two about the benefits of running – It increases bone mass; it keeps your mind sharper, even as you age; it contributes to weight loss and joint health; it lowers blood pressures and helps boost immunity; and it relieves stress and even improves your mood.

But don’t just take our word for it. Medical and fitness research from around the globe is awash with findings of the many benefits running can have on the body and mind. Take a look at what the experts have found:

CARA continues to develop programs and resources on how to run better—farther, faster, and more safely. We make it a point to keep up with the latest developments in health and nutrition to keep you current. Learn more by clicking below.

Nutrition |  Hydration  |  Dry Needling |  Active Release Technique  |  Gait Analysis |  Pilates for Runners  |  Post Race Recovery  |  Running Shoe Inserts | Soft Tissue Mobilization

Motivation

"I love the fact that I went from not ever running to being able to complete the Chicago Marathon all due to CARA's training program in less than a year. Signed up to do it again this year!"
-John Lance Molitor

WHY ARE YOU RUNNING?

TRAINING Programs

  • Early Summer Half Marathon Training

This 12-week program is designed to get you tuned up and ready for a Half Marathon, like the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half.
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  • Late Summer Half Marathon Training

This 12-week program is designed to get you tuned up and ready for a Half Marathon, such as the Chicago Half!
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  • Summer Marathon Training

This 18-week program is designed to help runners get ready for their Fall Marathon, including the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
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  • CARA Road Scholars

Help underserved high schoolers complete their first half marathon.
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