Member Testimonials

Meet Eve

"While there are lots of great resources out there such as books, free training plans, and videos, those resources do not come close to a coach or training program such as CARA’s..."

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Meet Dan

"With CARA training, I am constantly surrounded by positive people who push me as well. A friend of mine and fellow CARA member, Lori Wright, knows how to push the right buttons and keep me going."

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Meet Stephanie & Mark

"Over the next several months, I trained for Ironman Wisconsin, and Mark trained for Chicago. Our heavy training schedules didn’t leave us with much time to plan a wedding, but our CARA friends..."

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Meet Brad

"On February 6, 2016 Brad Stephenson was honored and awarded with the Comeback Runner of the Year Awarded presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation at the CARA Awards Banquet. Brad, an active runner and..."

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Meet Kevin Havel

"CARA is just a great organization and really embodies Chicago running. I want to be plugged into the running community and meet and compete against Chicagoland runners."

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Meet Emily & Mike

"As an avid runner, I love that running, and specifically CARA, brought me and my now-husband, Mike, together."

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Meet Kristen Heckert

"Joining CARA lets me become part of the Chicago and Chicago area running community, which is important to me, my team, and New Balance Chicago. With memebership, I am not only part of the community..."

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Meet Jessica

"As a four time Boston Marathon qualifier, I finally made it to the finish line! Not even an injury stopped me!"

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Meet Paul

"The friends I made at CARA made each run interesting and helped the miles fly by! What I like best about CARA's training programs is that there are different pace groups to fit your level of skill,..."

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Meet Susana

"I would encourage runners to become members because these groups of runners are outstanding. They are there for you when you have a question, need advice or simply guidance. They have grown to be..."

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