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Here at CARA, we not only enjoy running, but we enjoy talking about it as well. In this section, we provide you with helpful tips on etiquette, safe running and fill you in on the latest terms and buzz words. Here's a brief description of what you'll find:

Intro to Running - Here you'll find all the information you'll need to help get you started. From running etiquette pointers to safe running tips, you'll be ready to start running in no time.

CARA Classroom - This section includes helpful information on hydration, injury prevention, nutrition and the latest weather forecast. This is where you'll also find the very popular Pace Calculator and Quick Reference Chart.

Running Clubs - From Gurnee to Orland Park, Chicago to Oswego this section will help you find a running club that meets your needs and location.

Fun Runs - Looking for a fast tempo on a Monday night? A long run on Saturday? Or how about a run that caters to women only? This section has an up to date list of fun runs throughout the Chicagoland area.

      CARA website photos courtesy of Chad Marek,, copyright 2007.