You can do it…and we’ll help.

Becoming a Mercy Home Hero is an unforgettable experience. Besides changing the life of a child, you’ll also receive a memorable race experience. Whether it’s your first marathon or you are a seasoned veteran, our training partners and their free training programs will make sure you reach the finish line!

Heroes: please email Jim Harding ( with your training partner preference.

CARA, the oldest and most respected program in the region has been training marathon runners since 1989. It provides nine weekend training sites in the city and suburbs, plus midweek runs and speed workouts, access to a 24-hour injury hotline, complimentary entry to the CARA Ready to Run 20-miler in September, a CARA tech shirt, & in-person and virtual training options.