Summer Half Marathon Training

We’ve helped thousands of runners achieve their goal, and we can help you too! Training begins April 24, 2017

CARA's  Summer Half Marathon Training Program begins on April 24th, and is better than ever, featuring our new advanced PR program and our traditional novice program! Both plans offer group led runs and hydration stations along the route, plus the addition of Wednesday morning speed training with CARA's coaching staff

Dates & Locations: 

  • April 24 - July 16, 2017 (April 24 begins the training plan, April 29 is the first Saturday long run)
  • Lakeshore East Park: 333 East Benton Place, Chicago 
    • Wednesday (speed training) @6:00am  BEGINS MAY 10
    • Saturday (long runs) @7:00am*
      • Note: start time will move to 6:00am after June 1st. 
  • Target Race: Humana Rock 'N' Roll Chicago Half Marathon (July 16, 2017). 
    • Program participants receive a $20 race discount

Participant benefits include:

  • A 12 week training plan from CARA's expert coaches 
  • CARA technical running shirt
  • Saturday group long runs with CARA pace leaders
  • Wednesday group speed training sessions with CARA Coach
  • Hydration stations (water & Gatorade) for Saturday long runs 
  • Weekly newsletter (tip/updates)
  • Saturday education seminars/clinics (post-run) 
  • Discounted entry for the Humana Rock 'N' Roll Chicago Half Marathon
  • Non-member fee includes CARA membership
    • Discounts on CARA training & events
    • Runner's World (1 year subscription) 
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation injury hotline 
  • CARA team tent at Circuit races (free gear check) 
  • Race discounts at over 100 local races 
  • Optional Personal Coaching

Interested in becoming a Group Leader?  Fill out our Summer Half Training Application.

Do you have more questions? Check out our FAQs or email us.

Register Now 

Members $89
Non-Members $129 (Includes a 2017 CARA Membership)
Personal Coaching  $150/Month (Includes Half Marathon Training)

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Member Perks

"CARA is a great resource and an excellent value — I love the race discounts, community partner discounts, tickets at work partnership, the Runner’s World magazine subscription, and the information-rich e-newsletters…And CARA’s advocacy, presence, and community involvement! "
-- Elizabeth M.



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