Galloway 2020 Full Marathon Training Program (24 Weeks)

Date: 01/12/2020
Cost: $107.00

April 27th - We have reviewed the Phase One "re-opening" orders as issued by Governor Bullock and the Missoula City-County Health Department. We've also had communications with the RWM Board of Directors, Health Department staff, Missoula Parks & Recreation staff and MTB Missoula staff. Based on those communications, Run Wild Missoula will continue with no in-person races, group runs, classes, events or activities through Phase One. For more information, click HERE 


When and Where:

The 24-week program begins Sunday, January 12th 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 Marathon.

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

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

Marathon Class Prerequisites:

Cost:  The 24-week class costs $99, plus an 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:  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

Marathon Training Class Benefits:

  • A 24-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 available for purchase: Click Here for Galloway/RWM Buff

Please login to your Run Wild Missoula account to access the Galloway 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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