Welcome to the Galloway Lakeland Marathon Training Program. We train in Lakeland, FL and offer programs for runners of all abilities throughout Polk and Hillsborough counties in central Florida. The Galloway Training Program is open to anyone who is interested in fulfilling a lifetime goal: to run a marathon, half marathon, 10 miler, 10K 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. If you’re a beginner, we’ll show you how to get started with a safe fitness program and maintain your fitness level. If you are a more experienced runner, we’ll help you safely increase your speed and distance to run at your highest potential. The simplicity and wisdom of the program reflect Jeff’s motto: "Run Injury Free.”

This national training program, and the run-walk-run method, 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. Jeff Galloway represented the United States at the 1972 Olympics in the 10,000 meter and as a marathon alternate.

Please see our Training Programs page for a description of each program. Email the Program Coordinator with any additional questions you may have about running using the low injury, low mileage Jeff Galloway run-walk-run method.

Free Conditioning Program
If you would like to try our FREE four-week conditioning program, please send Sarah an email at gallowaylakelandpd@gmail.com. The program is an introduction to the Galloway method intended for individuals who have never run before.  It will start you on your way to run-walk-run success.


New Member Registration
Half Marathon Training Fall Only - June 3rd thru Nov 26th
New Members - $95.00

Half Marathon Training Entire Season - June 3rd thru Feb 28th
New Members - $159.00

Marathon Training Entire Season - March 4th thru Feb 28th
New Members - $159.00



Registration discounts for half marathon and marathon training will be available for both new members and alumni who have registered to run or to volunteer with Galloway Lakeland at the InterAct Alliance Red Ribbon Half Marathon, Nov 11, 2017 in Lakeland, FL or the Jeff Galloway 13.1, Dec 12, 207 in Atlanta, GA.

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator, at

Guests Are Always Welcome at Galloway Lakeland! Come join one of the largest and most successful marathon training programs in the country. You'll run with others of  your own ability using run/walk breaks in a fun, team environment.

Please register at least 3 days in advance of the Saturday you would like to guest run.

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Save $10 off your New Member or Alumni Galloway registration when you register to run the InterAct Alliance Red Ribbon Half Marathon in Lakeland, FL on November 11, 2017.

Send confirmation of your registration to gallowaylakelandpd@gmail.com before June 3 to receive your discount code.

Join us in Atlanta, GA for the 4th annual Jeff Galloway Race Weekend, which includes the 13.1 Half Marathon, named for Olympian Jeff Galloway, and Barb’s 5K, named for Jeff’s wife Barbara. This is a wonderful event showcasing the best of run-walk-run. Virtual options are also available.

December 15-17, 2017