GALLOWAY MARATHON (24-WEEK) TRAINING
When and Where:
The 24-week program begins Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 am outside the Run Wild Missoula office (basement of the Runners Edge - 304 N Higgins, enter through the back alley door). Sunday runs continue through July 2nd, the last Sunday before the Missoula Marathon.
Beginning in mid-March (details to be announced) class will start at The Loft (119 W Main St) and end with snacks and socializing at Run Wild Missoula (in the basement of the Runner’s Edge).
The class also meets at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays, at the Run Wild Missoula office for a 45-minute group run. Informal "buddy runs" meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays at McCormick Park.
Marathon Class Prerequisites:
Cost: The 24-week class costs $99, plus an Active.com processing fee, for an approximate total of $107.
Registration: All Galloway program registration is handled through a link provided by Jeff Galloway Productions. You will need to access registration for the Galloway Marathon Training class through the members-only portal of Run Wild Missoula’s website. (Log in to your profile on the upper right hand corner of the RWM webpage.)
Class Messages and Maps:
This area is accessible for Run Wild Missoula members only. Log in to your profile on the upper right hand corner of the RWM webpage and then navigate back to this class page. Should you have any questions or problems with member access, please contact Hillary Ogg.
Marathon Training Class Benefits:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the Galloway program require Active.com registration? Run Wild Missoula provides this training under contract with Galloway Productions. We are one of more than 80 similar programs worldwide. Galloway conducts all program registration and other company business in partnership with Active.com.
Why don’t program alumni pay less, since they don’t get the “Training Programs” book? Under our RWM contract with Galloway, all participants pay his lower “alumni” rate ($99) vs. his standard ($159) for first-year participants. Galloway Productions absorbs the cost of books for our new members and accepts a lower profit share, due largely to the fact that RWM is a nonprofit and training is staffed by volunteers. Most Galloway training programs are run for-profit, by individuals or businesses.
Can I get a refund if I am injured or change my mind after I register? The following is Galloway Productions’ policy on refunds: The training fee is non-refundable. Requests for refunds are considered for medical reasons only and must be accompanied by a physician's letter. They must be submitted prior to the half-way point in the training season. A $25 processing fee will be retained. People who want to try out the Galloway class may attend up to three classes free of charge before registering for the season.
Can I switch between the Galloway class and other RWM classes without additional payment? Since tuition for Galloway training and for other RWM classes are paid to different parties and have different benefits, switching from class to class is not possible. Please give serious thought to your decision before registering.
How does Galloway training differ from other RWM programs that prepare people for the Missoula Marathon and Half? Galloway class benefits are described above. Key differences from other programs are the run-walk-run method, pace groups with group leaders, and a more gradual approach to adding long-run mileage. RWM also offers two Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Classes (one for runners, one for walkers) that starts in March.
Are classes cancelled in bad weather? The classes are held under virtually any weather conditions. If the City of Missoula Police Department closes city streets to non-emergency travel, the class will be cancelled. Participants are coached on the subjects of winter running safety equipment and techniques early in the program.
What if I cannot attend all the classes? Many people meet their marathon or half marathon goals despite gaps in attendance. Their success comes through closely following the Galloway program schedule and training program principles on their own, when they are not able to run with the group. Most people find that the camaraderie, encouragement, accountability, and personal attention that come with class attendance increase their likelihood of success.
Can I start in January even if I want to train for the half (not full) marathon? Yes. Many people like to get an early start with their half marathon training, and register for the 24-week ($99) class. Those people build initial mileage with the marathon class, then switch to the half marathon class later in the season.
Feb 21: Tuesday Track
Feb 22: Last Wednesday Beer Run
Feb 25: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Feb 28: Tuesday Track
Mar 04: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Mar 07: Tuesday Track
Mar 11: Run for the Luck of It
Mar 11: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Mar 14: Tuesday Track
Mar 18: Missoula Marathon Walking Class
Mar 18: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Mar 21: Tuesday Track
Mar 25: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Mar 28: Tuesday Track
Mar 29: Last Wednesday Beer Run
Apr 01: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs