CARA offers 6 different training programs throughout the year for both the half and full marathon distance. Additionally, CARA offers a variety of other group run activities nearly year-round. Come run with CARA and enjoy the support and camaraderie of Chicagoland's largest running Club! 

Please use the menu above to find pages for the following options:

Marathon Training Programs: 18 Weeks

  • Summer Marathon Training Program (June – October)
  • Winter Marathon Training Program (December – April)
  • Boston Performance Training Program​ (December – April)

Half-Marathon Training Programs: 12 Weeks

  • Summer Half-Marathon Training Program (July – September)
  • Winter Half-Marathon Training Program (November – January)
  • Spring Half-Marathon Training Program (February – May)

Small-Group Training Programs:

  • Core-Strength Power Program

Individual Coaching:

  • Individual Gait Analysis

Group Runs (Non-Training Programs):

  • Tuesday Track Workouts
  • Weekday Group Runs