Winter Half Marathon Training

We are conquering the winter months with CARA's Power of the Group. Prepare for the F3 Half Marathon, and other winter races, through CARA's group training program that offers you the support, community and resources you need to successfully reach your winter running goal. 

Looking for a virtual program? Check out our Virtual Option here.

Registration is Closed

Program Dates:

November 5, 2018 to January 26, 2019 (12 Weeks)

Meeting Days / Times / Locations:

Program Benefits:

  • 12-Week Training Plan: CARA Director of Training Coach Tim Bradley provides a 12-week training plan with our novice, intermediate 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.

  • Online Tools: Access to online training plan tools from Final Surge (app and web).

  • Training Guide: CARA's hardcopy training booklet packed full of training program info, training schedules, pace chart, and more!

  • Social Media Community: Access to the CARA training program social media group where you can interact with coaches and fellow training program runners.

  • 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. A "Plus 12:00" non-traditional run/walk group is also being offered.

  • NovaCare Hotline: Gain access to CARA's 24/7 Injury Hotline with Novacare Physical Therapist 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.

  • SWAG: Runners receive a unique, high quality, embroidered CARA "Holloway Constant Beenie" winter hat.

  • F3 Half Marathon: Special $45 race registration rate opportunity for training program runners.


Registration is Closed


Registration Type
Group Program Registration & CARA Membership (New or Renewal Memberships)* - $160
Group Program Registration (Current Active CARA Member) - $136 (15% Discount)
Virtual Program (Learn More HERE)

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.

  • 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 lessor value. Credit expires at the end of the next calendar year. Complete terms and conditions will be provided upon request.

  • ^Speed training session Thanksgiving week to be held on Tuesday 11/20, no session held on 11/21. No speed training session will be held on Wednesday 12/26 due to the holiday.

  • Winter Half-Marathon Training Program group trainning runners will have the option to continue after the half-marathon program with CARA's Winter Marathon Training Program with no additional sign-up or fees. CARA's Spring Half-Marathon Training Program requires an additional registration and program fee.

Packet Pick-Up:

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 HERE.

Weather Policy:

  • Please review CARA's weather policy HERE.