Registration now open!
Enjoy the support of CARA's popular program where you are and get the guidance you need to 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 training options (Novice, Novice II, Advanced, Run/Walk)
Training guide and weekly education newsletters
Video guided half-marathon tailored strength training plan
Rush Physical Therapy Injury Hotline
Access to a private STRAVA group for program participants
Bank Of America Chicago 13.1 Half Marathon (June 5)
Training plans available for other spring half marathons by request
March 14, 2022 - Training Plans Begin
March 16, 2022 - First Scheduled Speed Workout
March 19, 2022 - First Scheduled Long Run
June 5, 2022 - Suggested Race - Bank of America Chicago 13.1
Program Fees & Registration
Virtual Training: $80
Save 15% - 2022 CARA Supporter Level Membership
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 virtual spring half marathon training program fees. CARA will then contact to complete registration.