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Boston Performance Training

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Dates

Dec. 27, 2021 to April 18, 2022

  • Saturday - Long Runs

  • Wednesday - Track Workouts

Description

Group training program with a customized training plan for the marathon in Boston.

Locations

Chicago (Waveland) and Lisle (Morton Arboretum)

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Overview

With marathon day in Boston moving to the fall, this summer runners can enjoy CARA's "Power of the Group" even more with access to group training runs that are part of CARA's Summer Marathon Training Program, as well as a customized Boston Performance training schedule from Head Coach Tim Bradley. A virtual option is also available for runners not training with the group, but looking for the support of Coach Bradley's coaching.

With CARA group training, runners enjoy the support, community, and accountability you need to successfully reach your goals.

Program Details

Group Program Benefits:

  • Customized training plan from CARA Head Coach Tim Bradley, based on your individual goals, mileage, and paces.

  • Training guide and weekly education newsletters

  • Video guided marathon tailored strength training plan

  • Group training long runs (Saturdays) led by group leaders for 7:30 to 11:30 pace/per mile run, and 12:00 to 13:00 pace/per mile run/walk

  • Coach led speed workouts (Wednesdays)

  • Hydration support at training runs, including water and Gatorade Endurance

  • Rush Physical Therapy Injury Hotline

  • Custom BOCO CARA winter training hat

  • Access to a private STRAVA group for program participants

  • *Access to CARA's hotel block

Virtual Program Benefits:

  • Customized training plan from CARA Head Coach Tim Bradley, based on your individual goals, mileage, and paces.

  • Training guide and weekly education newsletters

  • Video guided marathon tailored strength training plan

  • Rush Physical Therapy Injury Hotline

  • *Access to CARA's hotel block

* 2022 Boston amenities still being finalized; check back soon for more info!

Group Long Run Locations

CARA training group long runs are offered at locations throughout the city and suburbs. Participants have access to all locations through the season and are not restricted to only their primary registration choice. (Click location maps for google map)

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Chicago - Downtown

Monroe Harbor

Saturday's 6:00 a.m.

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Chicago - Lincoln Park

Diversey Harbor

Saturday's 6:00 a.m.

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Chicago - Montrose

Montrose Beach

Saturday's 6:00 a.m.

Saturday's 6:30 a.m.

Sunday's 6:30 a.m.

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Darien

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Saturday's 7:00 a.m.

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Libertyville

Old School Forest Preserve

Saturday's 6:45 a.m.

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Niles

Bunker Hill Forest Preserve

Saturday's 7:00 a.m.

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Oak Forest

Yankee Woods

Saturday's 6:50 a.m.

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Schaumburg

Busse Woods Forest Preserve

Saturday's 6:30 a.m.

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Wheaton

IL Prarie Path  / Mariano's

Saturday's 6:15 a.m.

Group Track Workout Locations

CARA training group track workouts are offered at locations throughout the city and suburbs. Participants have access to all locations through the season.

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Program Fees & Registration

Group Training: $265

  • Save $35 - 2021 CARA Supporter Level Members (Individual, Family, Student)

Virtual Training: $150

  • Save 15% - 2021 CARA Supporter Level Members (Individual, Family, Student)

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Members receive discount by logging in with membership username/password during registration.

 

Online registration payments are subject to a service fee by our registration provider. To avoid online payment fees, send a check for the amount owed to CARA, 1100 W. Cermak Rd. #231, Chicago, IL 60608. Provide full name, e-mail, phone number and note that check is for summer marathon training program fees. CARA will then contact to complete registration.

 
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COVID-19 Safety

Participation expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are expected to wear a mask or face covering when gathering pre- or post-run until they are two weeks post full vaccination for COVID19. Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated participants are not required to wear a mask or face covering while gathering pre or post-run.

  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you are unvaccinated and have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.

  • Persons from high-risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult their physician before participating.

  • Participants are encouraged to avoid traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.), as well as close group gathering (group pictures, etc.).

  • Do not spit or blow nose while running in the group.

  • Do not share personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.

  • Participants may be required to exit programs/events temporarily or permanently should their actions not meet expectations and or they are creating risk for themselves or others.