4 Tips for the Cross Country or Track Parent

As a sportswriter for almost 17 years, I have covered lots of high school sports. While I can find compelling reasons to like all...

Tower Running: Taking the Elevator is Not an Option

Do we have any StairMaster fans out there? You know, the stationary machine at many gyms that is like a treadmill but with steps?...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: RunPhones

Often times, runners spend half of a run fidgeting with headphones, making sure they don’t fall out of their ears or get tangled in...

CTC Rows Students into Athletes, For Free

Rowing has taken Chicago native Montana Butsch to high places.  From the confines of a lonely Chicago lagoon this sport led him to the...

November/December Athletes of the Month: Theresa Peterson & Jeremy Rielley

Theresa Peterson Growing up in the Southside of Chicago, Theresa Peterson has been a runner since before high school. She ran with Jack Bolton, former...

Should Triathletes Run a Marathon in the Off-Season?

Here we are, late October.  For most triathletes, the season is done or maybe there is one more to go before it’s time to...

Zylka Bittersweet About Leaving CARA Family

Two years ago, a then technology and business buff took a chance by accepting the position of Executive Director at the Chicago Area Runners...

4 Tips For Triathletes: Avoid New Season Blues

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. For runners, it means marathon and trail race season; for dedicated cyclists it’s the time of...

5 Steps to Set Attainable Goals

It’s easy to just say, “Some day, I want to do XYZ.”  But this isn’t really the best way to do it.  Here are...

Lululemon to Help Runners Before and After Finish Line

Although the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course is very accessible for spectators to view at any point, it’s known that miles 18-24 are typically...