Speed Training

Join CARA for group speed training at multiple locations around Chicagoland!

Locations / Dates: 

Wilson Track at Montrose Beach (Chicago)

  • Chicago Wilson Track Wednesday's at 6:30pm until October 25, 2017
  • Led by Coach Cuffe with workotus for 5K to marathon

Lakeshore East Park (Chicago)

  • Wednesday's at 6:00am until October 4, 2017
  • Led by Coach Bohr with workouts for half-marathon to marathon

Ost Field Track (Schaumburg)

  • Wednesday's at 6pm until October 4, 2017
  • Led by CARA Schaumburg leaders with marathon workouts.

Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove)

  • Tuesdays at 6pm until October 3, 2017
  • Led by CARA Darien and CARA Wheaton leaders with marathon workouts.


Training Program Participant* Included
Per Session** $5 members / $7 non-members

*All members of any active training program. Please wear your shoe tag.

**Includes only participation in individual session. Register and pay onsite only (cash only). 

By and For Runners

"CARA is by runners, for runners. It's a great community and has great training programs."
-Lusa V.



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

  • 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.

  • CARA Road Scholars

Help underserved high schoolers complete their first half marathon.