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We would not ask you to run, bike or swim (or do all three) with our Race to Stop MS team if we weren’t prepared to help you do it! The National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter has teamed up with Training Peaks and CARA, the Chicago Area Runners Association, to help you prepare for the fitness challenge that you have bravely accepted.

Check out our Recommended Training Events page to stay informed about upcoming local events that will help you prepare for your upcoming race.

Training Peaks 

Training is a journey in itself and is essential to any successful endurance event. Training will help you to prepare mentally and physically.

We are pleased to introduce you to Training Peaks, the official training software of the MS Society! Training Peaks is an interactive, web-based training log and food diary designed to help individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. Subscription to the basic edition is FREE for MS event participants. We hope you’ll find Training Peaks to be a great benefit to you as you prepare for your event.


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The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run—farther, faster, better, for life.

More than an advocacy group, however, CARA has created training programs that consistently see larger number of participants each year, from novices to experts. Through CARA, friendships are formed, running partnerships are born and the life-long gift of running is given.

Race to Stop MS participants receive free membership and trainint with CARA's popular Summer 2013 Marathon Training program. It's an 18-week program designed by Runner’s World Contributing Editor Hal Higdon to prepare you to successfully and safely cross the finish line. 

To receive free CARA training, register as a Race to Stop MS participant with the with CARA option. 


(*Note: Race to Stop MS participants who register directly with CARA will not receive the discounted rate.)


Live Events

Please check back as events are added regularly!