Running the Chicago Marathon is a huge undertaking. The thought of running 26.2 miles at one clip even intimidates the Mighty Mr. Groupon, who once swam across the Sea of Crete just to deliver Uncle Nikos a block of his favorite brand of feta cheese. But with today's Groupon, your muscles and your wallet get a big break: For only $75, get ready to run, run and run some more with the Chicago Athletic Club's customized training program. That's a discount good enough for a Greek god, which you are like in so many ways.
CAC's program will help you get in shape, improve your endurance and speed, and boost your can-do spirit. The program lasts 21 weeks for full marathon runners and 17 weeks for halfers, and is open to both members and non-members. The kick-off takes place on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Athletic Club, 1019 W. Diversey Parkway; subsequent sessions are held at LPAC as well as the Lakeview Athletic Club at 3212 N. Broadway and West Loop Athletic Club at 1380 W. Randolph.
Regardless of your running experience, the Chicago Marathon isn't something you want to try to pull off without some serious preparation; same goes for its shorter companion, the Chicago Half Marathon. Train with CAC, and you'll be ready to take on those runs and even more challenging ones like the 43.2-mile Zeus 'n' Friends Ambrosia Classic, or the Release the Kracken Century. Get your Groupon!
Webster Place Athletic Club
Sprinkled across Chicago from Evanston to the West Loop, Chicago Athletic Clubs sets a modern and user-friendly gym experience in urbane neighborhood settings. Their newest location, Webster Place Athletic Club, features all the required equipment for losing weight, putting on muscle, or building flexibility on cardio equipment, pro-style strength training weight room, functional training area and free weights. In addition, you’ll have access to over 80 group fitness classes offered weekly including aerial yoga, spinning, Pilates, HIIT, and Zumba. The personal-training staff can also help tailor workouts based on your particular goals and share encouragement with you as you transform from chrysalis to Dwayne Johnson. In addition to the exercise areas, the gym also sports such amenities as free garage parking, kids' clubs, and luxury locker rooms with sauna and steam rooms.
Explore Lincoln Park
Groupon has partnered with the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce to curate a deal collection that embodies the spirit of this iconic Chicago neighborhood. From candlelit dinners at Geja’s to chasing butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, these are some of the city’s most essential destinations. Shop the full collection