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Virtual: Summer Marathon Training

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June 5 to October 8, 2023


Virtual training program targeting the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and other fall marathons


Virtual - Run anywhere you are! Interested in group training? Go HERE.


The marathon is challenging, but you can 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 an 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.​

  • 18-week training plan with five options (Novice, Novice II, Intermediate, Advanced, and Run/Walk)

  • Additional 6-week pre-season training guide to prepare you for the season

  • Video guided marathon tailored strength training plan

  • Training guide and weekly education newsletters

  • Marathon Kick-Off Clinic and Final Miles education resources

  • Ready to Run 20 Miler entry included with "Local Option"

  • Included access to the Marathon VIP Experience on Bank of America Chicago Marathon race day

  • Private toilet access at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon start corrals

  • Rush Physical Therapy Injury Hotline

  • Access to a private online group for program participants


Target Race/s:

  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon

  • Training plan adjustments available for other fall marathons by request

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