Jeff Galloway

Jeff Galloway with two of our dedicated pace group leaders: Sue & Glenn.

Olympian Jeff Galloway is a motivational speaker, prolific writer, Runner’s World columnist, and compassionate coach. Jeff is also a long-term partner with Run Wild Missoula (RWM) in making the Missoula Marathon an extraordinary event with a wide and inclusive reach.

There will be a number of opportunities to meet and hear Jeff during Marathon Weekend. This year will be especially festive, as Jeff’s 70th birthday falls on Marathon Day!

  • Hike the “M” trail with Jeff
  • Run with Jeff at the Missoula Marathon Beer Run
  • Meet Jeff at his expo booth in Caras Park
  • Hear Jeff speak on the expo stage
  • Attend Jeff’s 3-hour Running School ($99)
  • Join Jeff and his wife Barbara to run the Missoula Marathon on his 70th birthday!

The partnership between RWM and Jeff Galloway began in January 2011, when he inspired a packed house at the Wilma Theater to get off their couches and train for the Missoula Marathon or Half. Jeff’s January visits have become an annual tradition, and each year RWM schedules a different mix of appearances, including school visits and free public talks on a variety of subjects.

RWM also partners with Jeff by sponsoring annual Galloway marathon and half marathon training classes coached by local volunteers. Those classes are based on Jeff’s trademarked run-walk-run approach to distance events. Participants are organized into small pace groups led by supportive program graduates. These Missoula classes belong to a network of nearly 100 Galloway programs nationwide and overseas.

For more information about the Galloway method, personal e-coaching with Jeff, his running retreats (including trips to marathons in Greece and Italy), and the many books he has written, visit

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