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Boston Performance Training

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Dates

Dec. 26, 2022 to April 17, 2023

  • Saturdays - Long Runs

  • Wednesdays - Speed Workouts

Description

Group training with an individually customized training plan targeting the marathon in Boston. 

Locations

Chicago and Lisle

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Overview

The CARA Boston Performance program provides a unique opportunity for participants to not only train with other qualifiers but to also receive a personalized training schedule, coaching and field trip training runs. Additionally the program provides great amenities like access to the CARA Boston Bus, hotel block, shakeout run and social events. 

 

Participants have the opportunity to train in a group setting and are able to receive coaching and consulting from Executive Director and CARA Head Coach Tim Bradley. Tim is a Boston qualifier himself and has helped dozens of other athletes train for the race, including multiple sub-3-hour runners and an age-group champion in 2017. Tim has over 25 years of running and coaching experience and his training and racing advice has been featured in Runner's World Magazine and Podiumrunner.com.  

 

This program will provide you the support, community, and accountability you need to successfully run through the winter and make it to the finish line on Boylston Street!

Program Details

Group Program Benefits:

  • 15-week 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) for 7:30 to 11:30 pace/per mile run

  • Coach led speed workouts (Wednesdays)

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

  • Rush Physical Therapy Injury Hotline

  • Custom CARA branded winter training hat

  • Access to a private STRAVA group for program participants

  • Access to CARA's hotel block (first come, first serve)

  • Access to CARA's Boston Bus to the start line (Bus leaves from Boston Park Plaza Hotel)

  • CARA Boston Performance Training Packet mailed directly to participants

Virtual Program Benefits:

  • 15-week 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 (first come, first serve)​

Virtual

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 - Waveland
Waveland Park

Saturdays 7:30 a.m.

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Lisle

Morton Arboretum

Saturdays 7:30 a.m.

Group Track Workout Locations

CARA training group track workouts are offered at Montrose Beach Wilson Track in Chicago

Boston Bus

Boston Bus is included in the 2023 Boston Performance Training registration. This amenity is exclusive to Boston Performance runners and CARA members. The CARA Boston Buses leave from the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. More information will be provided as details become available. You must register for either the group training or virtual training "With Amenities" options. 

Field Trip Runs

The Boston Performance Training Program will have 3-4 scheduled “field trip” hill runs in Barrington Heights. The group will meet in the parking lot of Barrington High School. Details will be communicated via email.
 

2023 Dates TBD

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Program Fees & Registration

Group Training WITH Amenities: $270.00

-Includes CARA Bus Access and Hotel Block Access 

Group Training with NO Amenities: $195.00

-Does NOT include CARA Bus Access or Hotel Block Access 

Virtual Training WITH Amenities: $175.00

-Includes CARA Bus Access and Hotel Block Access 

Virtual Training with NO Amenities: $100.00

-Does NOT include CARA Bus Access or Hotel Block Access 

 

Save 15% - CARA Supporter Level Members

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

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FAQ

COVID-19 Safety

CARA has extensive operational preparedness plans to meet all safety and gathering guidelines provided by state and local authorities. Our plans have been widely accepted and were adopted by the Road Runners Clubs of America as a national framework for a return to group running during COVID-19.

Participation expectations will be as follows:

  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you 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.

  • Do not engage in traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.).

  • Do not engage in close group pictures/selfies.

  • Do not spit or blow nose while running in the group. Must be away from others, and at least six feet away from others.

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

  • Participants must wear a mask or face covering while gathering pre- or post-run, and anytime they are within six feet of others. Runners may remove their face cover while running when they can maintain social distance.

  • Participants are expected to self carry personal hydration (bottles/packs), and to use hydration stations for refill only.

  • Participants must abide by local travel quarantine orders should they travel out-of-state during the program.

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

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