Winter Half Marathon Training

Join us on the Lakefront this winter as we prepare for the F3 Half Marathon with this 12-week program. 


Program Dates:

October 30, 2017 to January 20, 2018 (12 Weeks)

Meeting Days / Times / Locaitons:

  • Group Long Runs:

    • Saturday's @ 7:30am at Waveland (Chicago)

  • Mid-Week Runs / Speed Training:

    • Wednesday's Speed Training @ 6:30pm at Wilson Track (Chicago)

Program Benefits:

  • 12-Week Training Plan: CARA Director of Training Leah Bohr provides a 12-week training plan customized for those prepping for the F3 Half Marathon.

  • 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 who 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. 

  • F3 Half Marathon: Discounted entry for the F3 Half Marathon, the program's target race.

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

  • Expertise: A weekly info packed newsletter from CARA Director of Training Coach Bohr and free entry to the CARA Super Clinic.

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

  • SWAG: CARA runners receive a unique training tech shirt.

Value: Want to run all winter and spring? Sign-Up for CARA Winter Half Marathon Training and have a active 2018 CARA membership and you can train with us through CARA Winter Marathon Training and Spring Half Marathon Training at no additional cost. Details will be sent in a in-season training newsletter.




Registration Type
Program Registration & CARA Membership (New or Renewal Memberships)* $160
Program Registration (First Time Participant / Current Active CARA Member)
$120 (Save $40!)
F3 Half Marathon Entry ($65 Value)
+ $45

Registration Terms:

  • Program registration does not include entry or registraiton fees for half marathon race. Entry is an additional cost of $45.
  • *Includes 2018 CARA membership 

Group Leaders:

  • Apply to be a group leader. Group leaders must be active CARA members to access the application.

Weather Policy: Please review CARA's weather policy HERE.