The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k Run-Walk is offering Jeff Galloway Training for its marathon and half marathon races. Here are details about the system and it's creator Olympian Jeff Galloway:

About Galloway Training Programs


Getting you to the finish line injury-free!

"I totally know why you have so many people signed up..... It is the best, most sensible, enjoyable marathon training program in the world"

  • If you have a group waiting for you, you'll get out of bed on numerous days you wouldn't.
  • You'll get as much out of giving support to others, as in receiving it
  • A group will pull you along when you're struggling, and hold you back when you're feeling too good
  • Running is more fun when running together, as each member is motivated to run more often, and stay injury free. As you share stories, (gossip, issues) and pull one another along, the miles go by much more quickly. Lifelong friendships are formed in these mission-oriented, but laid back groups.

  • In each of our locations, pace groups (of usually 8-15) are set up according to current fitness level. A leader keeps the speed slow enough for all members, and enforces walk breaks from the beginning to the end.

    Here's what you get when you're a member of the Galloway Training Program!

  • A group to run around with - in all kinds of weather
  • A training program/schedule to lead you to your goal
  • Jeff Galloway's book GALLOWAY TRAINING PROGRAMS, the most comprehensive book on training for 26.2 and 13.1
  • Direct Email connection to Jeff Galloway (training members receive priority response)
  • An Official Program coolmax T shirt to wear with pride wherever you wish.
  • Discounts at Jeff's Tahoe Retreats and Running Schools
  • Other Galloway groups to train with when you're visiting other cities (over 45 cities)
  • A one-year subscription to Runner's World magazine, or a one-year add on to your current subscription (Marathon Training Program members only)
  • The chance to ride the Galloway bus to the start of the New York City Marathon (you must enter the race on your own) in Staten Island
  • The chance to receive a race number for the (often) sold-out Marine Corp Marathon!
  • Lots of support and camaraderie!

  • America's Coach: Jeff Galloway

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    Over a million runners and walkers have read Galloway books, attended his retreats / running schools, received E-coaching or individual consultation or joined his training programs. His doable plans have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a distance event to almost everyone. His methods have reduced aches, pains and injuries to almost zero. Jeff is in front of an audience motivating and teaching over 200 times a year--helping those of all abilities to enjoy exercise until they are 100!

  • US Olympian, 1972, 10,000 meters (also an alternate on the marathon team)
  • Trained with Steve Prefontaine, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, Jack Bacheler
  • Author of North America’s best selling running book: Galloway’s Book on Running
  • Runner’s World monthly columnist
  • Founder of the Run-Walk-Run® method- opened up running to millions
  • Founder and owner of Phidippides--the oldest running specialty store (since 1973)
  • Producer of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program in Atlanta- which has enrolled 20,000 participants (2012 – 30th)
  • Coached ESPN and MSNBC segments with celebrity runners Sage Steele and Megan Price
  • Jeff has run for over 50 years, over thirty of those without injury.
  • Over 350,000 runners and walkers have reported achieving their goals by using Galloway Training Programs.

  • Galloway Coordinator: Patricia Van Bellegham


    Hi, my name is Patty Van Belleghem and I have lived on the central coast for the last 20 years, employed at Cal Poly during that time. In 2005 while working full-time, raising a family and completing my Master’s Degree, I decided to attempt at least one marathon in my lifetime. Not having been an athlete in high school and having minimal running experience I went on line, searched and analyzed different training methods for first time marathoners. The Galloway method caught my eye and after reading reviews and reviewing the training schedule I decided to use the Galloway Method as it would fit into my hectic life and allow me to build up my running mileage at a reasonable pace. The Galloway Method allowed me to successfully complete my first marathon, Big Sur, and has inspired me to run several more marathons and half marathons. Running has now become an important part of my life and I have meet many wonderful new friends through the running community. Patricia can be reached via email at

    In order to participate in the marathon training, you must be able to run/walk 9 miles comfortably at the start of training.

    $95 per person and $75 for existing Galloway member $95 per person and $75 for existing Galloway member

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