FAQ'S

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a packet pick-up?


No, there are no physical items to receive with the virtual program. All deliverables are provided digitally.




What training level is needed to participate?


CARA has a proven record of serving beginning runners, and long-time runners alike. Before starting our Novice Plan, we recommend that you can complete 3-4 runs per week, including at least one run of 4 miles. A 6-week pre-season training guide will be provided to assist in your preparations for the beginning of the training program.




Can I cancel my registration?


Participants may choose to voluntarily exit the program. Participants who exit the program by the date two weeks prior to the start date of the program, may receive a full credit of fees paid towards any single CARA program or event of any kind of equal or lesser value. Credit valid through the end of the following calendar year. To exit the program, e-mail training@cararuns.org. No refunds will be issued for any reason, including injury.




Can I enter the program after the start date?


Yes, participants are welcomed to enter the program late. The deadline for registration is 4 weeks prior to the program's end date. Fees are not prorated for late entry.




Is there a CARA member discount?


Yes, a member discount is applicable to CARA Supporter Level members (Individual, Family or Student packages) with an active membership for the program year. Registrations without a member discount includes a CARA Friend Level membership. Learn more about CARA Supporter Level member benefits HERE.




How old do I need to be to participate?


There is no age minimum for virtual programs.




May I participate in group runs?


No, virtual program participants do not have access to training program group runs.




Are there discounts for charity runners?


Yes. Members of CARA's charity team receive free training through CARA when fundraising for the target race or other pre-approved race. CARA's charity team leader will provide a special discount code to team members. Learn more HERE. CARA partners with nearly 50 different local and national charities. Members of any charity team should contact their charity's team leader to see if their charity has partnered with CARA to receive free or discounted training program fees and if so, to receive instruction to register for free or discounted training rates. As part of our mission, CARA provides over $65,000 in subsidized training for charity team runners each year. A special discount code is needed for charity team discounts.




Do I receive a shirt or apparel item?


No, the virtual program does not include a shirt or apparel item.





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