Core, Strength, Power

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About

Join expert Coach Bill Leach for this small group training program designed to strengthen the body's "core" - that is, the muscles of the hips, abdomen, back, and torso.

Sessions also include strength and power exercises for the muscles that propel you forward while running.

Runners of all abilities and fitness levels will get results and have fun with this program.

This small group training program is limited to 10 participants per session, providing you with the opportunity to interact with your coach on a personal level.

Program Benefits:

  • Small group instruction (class size limited to 10 persons)

  • Expert instruction from Coach Bill Leach

  • Twice weekly class through the session term (Monday's and Thursday's @ 5:30 p.m.)

About Coach Bill Leach

Bill Leach has 34 years of coaching and performance enhancement experience. He has served as Head Coach of Track and Field and Cross Country at the following universities:

  • University of Illinois - Chicago

  • Southeast Missouri State University

  • University of Montana

  • DePaul University

 

Athletic Leadership and Roles by Coach Leach:

  • Coach for the Chicago Area Runner's Association (1994 - present)

  • Tour Director for the North American Track and Field Tour (1985)

  • Race Manager for the Chicago Marathon (1979-80)

  • Member of the NCAA Track and Field Rules Committee (1977-81)


Coach Leach's distinguished coaching achievements:

  • NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships - 4th place (1976)

  • Missouri Intercollegiate Track and Field Champions (1981)

  • Big Sky Cross Country Champions (1985)

  • NCAA Cross Country Championships - 9th place (1985)

  • North Star Women's Cross Country Champions (1989-90)

  • Great Midwest Women's Cross Country Champions (1991)

  • Great Midwest Men's Cross Country Championships - 2nd place (1994)

  • 36 All-American Track and Field and Cross Country Athletes

Dates & Registration

CARA Supporter Level members save $15 CSP Program registration.

Session A (January 4 to February 25, 2021) - $180

Location: Diversey Harbor by the CARA Board - (2800 N.Lake Shore Dr., Chicago)

Session B (March 8 to April 29, 2021, 2021) - $180

Location: Diversey Harbor by the CARA Board - (2800 N.Lake Shore Dr., Chicago)

Session C (May 10 to July 1, 2021) - $180

Location: Diversey Harbor by the CARA Board - (2800 N.Lake Shore Dr., Chicago)

Session D (July 12 to September 2, 2021) - $180

Location: Diversey Harbor by the CARA Board - (2800 N.Lake Shore Dr., Chicago)

Session E (September 13 to October 21, 2021) - $140

Location: Diversey Harbor by the CARA Board - (2800 N.Lake Shore Dr., Chicago)

Session F (October 25 to December 16, 2021) - $180

Location: Diversey Harbor by the CARA Board - (2800 N.Lake Shore Dr., Chicago)

 

FAQ

Weather Policy

During inclement weather, outdoor sessions will move indoors to Coach Leach's Gym.

Terms / Cancellation Policy

Participants may voluntarily exit the program prior to two weeks before the first date of the program (May 24 deadline) and receive a full credit of fees paid towards any single CARA program or event of any kind of equal or lesser value. Must be used by the end of 2021.

 

Other Terms / Details

  • Fees are not prorated for late entry.

  • No refunds will be issued for any reason, including injury.

  • Participants may withdraw from the program prior to the first day of training (Monday, week of first group session) for any reasons and receive a credit to any CARA program or event of equal or lesser value. Credit expires at the end of the next calendar year. Complete terms and conditions will be provided upon request.

 

Online Payment Fees:

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 CSP program fees. CARA will then contact to complete registration.

Questions / Contact

General: info@cararuns.org

Training Questions: bill@coachleach.com

Phone: 312-666-9836

The Chicago Area Runners Association, CARA, is a non-profit organization committed to serving and advocating for the local running community. We are Chicagoland’s running club, providing accessible opportunities for all runners to train, race, learn, be social and volunteer. 

CARA, with over 10,000 members, is the nation’s third-largest running club, serving as the voice of local runners, as well as providing over 1,300 dates of programming and events per year.

 

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