Enjoy the support of CARA's popular program where you are to help you successfully reach the finish line.
As Chicago's premier training program, we have helped tens of thousands of runners successfully complete their goals. Whether you're a newcomer or experienced runner, our program provides training plans that meet you where you're at.
Your training program is led by CARA coaches who have national certifications and years of proven coaching success long before we bring them into CARA.
12-week training plan with four options (Novice, Novice II, Advanced, and Run/Walk)
Video guided, half-marathon focused strength training
Training guide and weekly education newsletters
RUSH Physical Therapy Injury Hotline
Chicago Half Marathon - September 25
Hidden Gem Half Marathon - September 10
Program Fees & Registration
Virtual Training: $80
Save 15% - 2022 CARA Supporter Level Members
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, 1540 S. Ashland Ave #201, Chicago, IL 60608. Provide full name, e-mail, phone number and note that check is for virtual summer half marathon training program fees. CARA will then contact to complete registration.