Since our program's start in 1989, we have helped tens of thousands of runners complete 26.2. If your goal is to complete the marathon in Chicago on Sunday, October 13, 2019, or any other fall marathon, our popular 18-week program has long been Chicago's premier group training program, serving newcomers and experienced runners alike.
CARA runners enjoy access to eleven training sites scattered across the city and suburbs. With CARA training you will never have to go it alone. Your pace group leader and fellow participants will give you the Power of the Group that has gotten CARA runners to the finish line more than any other program in Chicagoland running.
Current CARA Members
Registration option for current CARA members with an active 2019 CARA membership.
New CARA Members
Registration option for new CARA members or those with inactive CARA memberships.
(All Charity runners registering with a partner code must register with this option.)