Boston Performance Training

For Boston Qualifiers and Spring Marathoners. This 15-Week program offers personalized training combined with the camaraderie of group workouts led by world-class coaches.

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CARA's Boston Performance Training Program

A 15-week winter training program designed to prepare runners for the rigor and demand of the Boston Marathon and its challenging and hilly, point-to-point course, through speed, distance and hill training, and for peak performance at a spring marathon. The program starts January 2, 2017!

What makes Boston Performance Even More Exciting is Our Line-Up of Stellar Coaches
Legendary collegiate coach Bill Leach leads speed and tempo training out of Montrose Harbor while Olympian Jenny Spangler will lead the north suburbs.

Basic Training Includes | $185 for members

  • Customized plan from CARA's Director of Training, Leah Bohr and former Olympian Jenny Spangler
  • 15 long runs (see Dates & Locations for more information)
  • Group speed and tempo runs (click here for more information)
  • Bus on race day
  • Access to CARA's Hotel block for an additional fee
  • Ability to run with Winter Pass groups throughout Chicagoland
  • Boston Tech Shirt

Virtual Training | $125

Not in the Chicagoland area, but want to train with us? Virtual training includes:

  • Customized virtual training plan
  • Bus on race day
  • Access to CARA's Hotel block for an additional fee
  • Boston Tech Shirt (shipping fees may apply)

Personal Coaching | Additional $120 for Three Month

Want more hands on coaching? Try our personal coaching option with coaches Leah Bohr and Jenny Spangler.

  • Initial consultation
  • Weekly personal emails
  • Two phone calls a month

Other amenities:

10 Mile Tune Up
Included in the training package is a preferred race entry discount to the Wintrust Lake Front 10 Miler & 5K on Saturday, March 18*.  Use the Lakefront 10 Miler as a barometer to measure your racing level.

*Date is subject to change

Runner Amenities in Boston
Boston Performance offers first-class runner amenities including, access to CARA’s reserved hotel rooms, private coach bus with a bathroom from our Boston hotel to the Athlete Village in Hopkinton High School that will also offer shelter to keep you comfortable before the start of the race and is included in your registration fee and provided at no additional cost, plus a shake-out run with your fellow runners and more.

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 Regular Pricing Fees 
Basic Plan for CARA Members


Basic Plan for Non-CARA Members


Virtual Training $125

Personal Coaching | 3 Month increments (additional fee on top of Basic Plan)




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