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Half & Marathon training starts in June. We run in south Lakeland on Saturday mornings at 6 a.m.
We train using the trademarked run/walk/run method developed and perfected by Jeff Galloway who has coached over 200,000 runners.
Our group has been in Lakeland since 2006. We train year round for half marathons (13.1 miles) and marathons (26.2 miles) across Florida and the USA.
Registration Fees are due in a Single Payment
New Members: see below for program descriptions
$208 for a 12 month training program
$159 for a 8 month training program
$89 for a 12 week Getting Started program
$148 for a 12 month training program
$99 for a 8 month training program
Getting Started Program begins in April.
8 month and 12 month programs begin in June.
Is this group right for me?
The Jeff Galloway training approach is suitable for all levels and adults of all ages! Join us for a weekly Saturday group run (first session is free) and experience great camaraderie, effective training and lots of support.
About Getting Started
Getting Started is an 12 week program designed for participants who are new to the sport of running, or new to the Galloway method. This program will focus on the basics, allow for one-on-one coaching, and to start our runs will be under 1 mile, and will never exceed 50 minutes.
At the completion of this program, you will be ready to finish a 5k and begin our regular marathon or half-marathon training programs and you will be considered an ‘Alumni Member’ of the Galloway program.
About the 8 month program
The 8 month program starts in June and is for anyone who can currently run or walk for 30 - 45 minutes. Runs start at 3 miles and will follow a training schedule to be ready for the Lakeland Half Marathon in November and other fall half and full marathons. If you are currently able to run 8 miles or more you can join the program later in the season.
About the 12 month program
The 12 month program starts in June and is for anyone who can currently run or walk for 30 - 45 minutes. Runs start at 3 miles and will follow a training schedule to be ready for the Lakeland Half Marathon in November and subsequent half and full marathons throughout fall and spring depending on the goal races of the group. If you are currently able to run 8 miles or more you can join the program later in the season.
What do Program Members Receive?
All Programs receive
* Saturday run lead by experienced Group Leader
* Group camaraderie & support
* Pace groups to accommodate all abilities
* Water and Sports Drink support at each run
* Gender Specific Galloway Technical Shirt
* Galloway Training book for New Members
8 and 12 month Programs also receive
* Discounts at Galloway Running Schools & Retreats
* Runners World Subscription
* Additional seminars and local discounts
Kick Off in June
Jeff Galloway will be joining us in Lakeland to kick off the 2014-2105 season.
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.
About Jeff Galloway's Training Programs
The Galloway Training Program is open to adults who are interested in fulfilling a lifetime goal: to run a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 10 miler or just get started. The training group welcomes all levels, from beginners to Boston qualifiers. Pace groups are set up to ensure a comfortable and safe training pace for every ability.
This low mileage run/walk program will prepare people for an incredible achievement. A high percentage of participants, including beginners, continue this lifestyle change after the completion of their goal.
This national training program was developed by and is still currently produced by Jeff Galloway and Phidippides Runners. Jeff has been involved with training programs in the U.S. since 1978. Due to the enormous growth in interest and commitment within the past 5 years, running has become a symbol of achievement, respect, and competence among North Americans who are becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of regular exercise.
Jeff's unique low-mileage run-walk program makes it possible for almost anyone to experience the feeling of completing their goal. If a marathon is your goal and you can currently run/walk three miles, we'll get you to the start line in six months. And if you're a more experienced runner, we'll help you safely increase your speed and distance to run at your highest potential. If you're a beginner, we'll show you how to get started with a safe fitness program and maintain your fitness level. The simplicity and wisdom of the program reflect Jeff's motto: Run Injury Free.
The weekly training schedule includes three days of running and three optional days of cross- training (non-running aerobic exercise like cycling, cross country skiing machines, or water running).
The key to the training is the Saturday long run, when you'll be running with the a group at a comfortable pace that is appropriate for you. You'll have a group leader to help guide you, keep you motivated, and be sure you're having fun. And it works! The Galloway Program boasts a 98 percent success rate in more than 40 cities across the nation. What's more important is that we'll be supporting each other, having a great time, and sharing what is a truly life-changing experience. If you're not certain about whether to join, come with us for a free test run.
no additional fees after registration for program