Summer Half Marathon Training

Join in on CARA's Power of the Group as you prepare for summer half-marathons. CARA's 12-week group training program offers you the support, community, and resources you need to successfully reach 13.1.

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Program Dates:

July 8 to September 29, 2019 (12 Weeks)

Meeting Days / Times / Locations:

  • Group Long Runs:

    • TBA

  • Mid-Week Runs / Speed Training:

    • TBA

Program Benefits:

  • 12-Week Training Plan: CARA Director of Training Coach Tim Bradley provides a 12-week training plan with our traditional novice, novice-II and advanced options so you can train at the level right for your fitness and lifestyle. You will have confidence knowing your training program is led by coaches who have national certifications and years of proven coaching success.

  • Group Training: Group long runs and speed training. Gain support, security, and camaraderie with the support of a group!

  • Pacer Led Runs: CARA member pace group leaders are experienced runners, committed to guiding you every step of the way. Weekend long runs will be led by friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced CARA group leaders - we offer pacers at each 30-second pace interval, from 7:30 to 12:00 min/mile, plus run/walk paces. 

  • NovaCare Rehabilitation Injury Hotline: Gain access to CARA's 24/7 Injury Hotline with Novacare Rehabilitation's Clinicians ready to support your injury questions.

  • Expertise: An info-packed newsletter from CARA Director of Training Coach Tim Bradley.

  • Hydration Support: Stations serving Gatorade Endurance and water at your group runs.

  • Training Guide: Receive CARA's info-packed hard copy training guide.

  • SWAG: CARA runners receive a tech running shirt.


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Program Registration Fees:
New CARA Members - $160
Current CARA Members - $136 (Save 15%!)

Rate Details:

  • New member rate of $160 includes training program and 2019 CARA membership good through 12/31/19.

  • CARA member rate of $136 requires an active 2019 CARA membership.

Credit Card Fees:

  • Credit card registration fee payments are subject to a service fee by our registration provider. To avoid online credit card fees, send the check for the amount owed to CARA, 549 W. Randolph St, Suite 704, Chicago, IL 60661. Provide full name, e-mail and note that check is for summer half marathon training program fees. CARA will then contact to complete registration.

Terms / Details:

  • Program registration does not include entry or registration fees for half marathon race.

  • Fees are not prorated for late entry.

  • *Includes 2019 CARA membership good through 12/31/19.

  • Member discount rate requires an active 2019 CARA membership.

  • Refunds: No refunds will be issued for any reason.

  • Credits / Deferrals: Participants may withdraw from the program prior to picking up training program packet and 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.

Packet Pick-Up:

  • TBA Locations / Dates

  • Packet mailing offered for an additional fee.

Group Leaders:

  • Volunteer to be a group leader? You are encouraged to apply. Group leaders must be active CARA members to access the application. Learn more about group leading (Coming Soon).

Weather Policy:

  • Please review CARA's weather policy HERE.

Group Leaders:

  • Volunteer to be a group leader. Group leaders must be active CARA members to access the application. Apply (Coming soon).

Target Race/s 

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