Galloway 2020 Half Marathon Training Program (19 Weeks)

Date: 02/16/2020
Cost: $81.00

March 19th - Due to COVID-19, many Run Wild Missoula events and classes have been cancelled or suspended. We will be following the CDC’s guidelines for large group events; and, the recommendations of the Missoula City-County Health Department. Galloway Classes: Based on direction from Galloway Production, in person class meetings have been suspended through May 10th. More information will be released as it becomes available. 

Additional updates will be posted here and on the individual race, class and activity pages as more information becomes available. For more information, click here for the CDC’s website; or click here for City-County Health website.

In spite of all the cancellations and suspensions, we still encourage you to get out and get in your runs and walks.  If nothing else, think of it as important self-care for your physical and emotional health. 


When & Where:

This 19-week program begins Sunday, February 16th at 8:00 AM outside the Run Wild Missoula office (304 N Higgins, basement of Runners Edge; enter through the alley back door).  Sunday runs continue through June 21st, the last Sunday before the Missoula Half Marathon.

Beginning on March 1st, class will start at Downtown Dance Collective (121 W Main St) and end at Run Wild Missoula (in the basement of the Runner’s Edge).

The class also meets for informal 45-minute buddy runs at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays at Run Wild Missoula and at 6:00 PM on Thursdays in the Currents parking lot at McCormick Park.

Half Marathon Class Prerequisites:

  • You must be a Run Wild Missoula member to register for Galloway training classes.  If you are not already a member, join RWM now!
  • If you can run, or run-walk, 3-miles before your first class, you will be able to complete the training in time for the Missoula Half Marathon.

Cost:  The 19-week class costs $75, plus an processing fee, for an approximate total of $81.

Registration: All Galloway program registration is handled through a link provided by Jeff Galloway Productions. You will need to access registration for the Galloway Half 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 and then navigate back to this class description page.)

Class Messages and Maps:  Registered participants will receive weekly emails with informational material and route maps.  If you are not receiving emails, please contact one of the co-directors to make sure your email information is correct. Email Teresa & Danette, Galloway Co-Directors

Half Marathon Training Class Benefits:

  • A 19-week training schedule that embodies Jeff Galloway’s conservative low-mileage, low-injury approach to distance running
  • A program that employs Galloway’s trademarked run-walk-run™ approach, using very short run walk intervals based on your current fitness (training ratios generally range from 15 seconds run-30 seconds walk, up to 30-seconds run-30 seconds walk)
  • Pace groups led by experienced and caring pace group leaders who offer personalized encouragement and coaching
  • Water stations for runs of 10 miles and longer; post-run snacks as mileage increases later in the season
  • A link to download Galloway’s Training Programs ebook
  • A Galloway program technical t-shirt (or optional hat for program alumni)
  • A Galloway program participant’s medal and season-end party

    Extra Swag: Click Here to purchase Galloway/RWM Buff

    Please login to your Run Wild Missoula account to access the Galloway Half Marathon Training Class Registration link.

    Not sure which class is right for you? Click HERE


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why does the Galloway program require 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

    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 start later in the spring.

    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.

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