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Jeff Galloway Training is the official training program for DONNA.  Jeff Galloway’s Marathon and Half Marathon Training Programs are for all levels of runners, from beginning runners to Boston qualifiers. This Low-mileage, Injury-free Training Program is for those who have jobs, families, and a life!

The achievement of completing a marathon/half marathon training program and finishing the event will be your treasure for the rest of your life. The training schedule which follows is the latest evolution in a minimal mileage, low-impact training routine which has been used successfully by an estimated 100,000 marathoners since 1978.

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The power of the group cannot be understated—Galloway Training success rate is 98% for those who follow the Galloway Training Program. Running together motivates each member to run more often and stay injury-free. Share the challenges, the laughs, the struggles, and the exhilaration, forming lifelong friendships in our mission-oriented, yet laid-back groups.

In-person Galloway Training Programs follow Olympian Jeff Galloway’s training guidelines to get you safely across the finish line of a 5k, half, or full marathon. The group runs feature walking breaks at regular intervals based on your skill level. Pace groups are set up according to current fitness level, and a Group Leader is assigned to keep the speed slow enough for all members and to enforce walk breaks from the beginning to the end.

Members receive the best training possible with the additional help of our training partners in nutrition, cross-training, recovery, and apparel. Our training partners educate you weekly to ensure you are running at your best!

Participating Cities for DONNA-specific Schedules:

The Jeff Galloway Run-Walk-Run App

Elevate your Donna 5k, Half Marathon or Marathon Training with the Jeff Galloway Run Walk Run app! Specifically designed to optimize your performance (and get you to the finish line with a smile on your face!), this app offers personalized training schedules tailored to your fitness level and goals. With GPS tracking, real-time audio coaching, and customizable run-walk intervals, you’ll train smarter, prevent injuries, and achieve your best race ever. Download a special DONNA version of the app today »

The app includes:

  • Complete guidance every step of the way. Programs for 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon and more!
  • Custom programs for beginners to advanced athletes.
  • Includes periodic Magic Mile Tests to measure your progress and dial in your pace.
  • Set the beat of your music to the cadence of your run.
  • Drills to help you improve your running strength, speed, and form.
  • Over 70 healthy recipes to power your training.
  • Daily tips to guide you every step of the way.
  • Includes GPS tracking.
  • Works outside or on a treadmill.
  • Completely interactive. Change your workout at anytime and your coach Jeff Galloway — and your music — will respond!
  • Sync your workouts to the Health app.

If you click the special donna link you get the following:

  • Access to 5 special programs for DONNA
  • Custom badges for each program
  • Custom countdown timer for your event
  • Special deal: 30 day trial of the entire app, then $39.99 for the year. Plus you can lock in this special rate for life!
  • 10% of proceeds go back to The DONNA Foundation!

Galloway Customized Training with Chris Twiggs $299 (50% off)

Gear up for the Donna Marathon, Half or 5k with a personalized training plan from Galloway Training, designed by Coach Chris Twiggs! Sign up now and enjoy over $300 in savings, plus benefit from two weekly live coaching calls to keep you on track. You will get a customized training plan tailored to your fitness level and goals, daily workout reminders, motivation, and accountability to maximize your performance and enjoyment!

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Before Those First Steps!

There are very few people who should not exercise because of cardiovascular, structural, muscular, or other problems. It is very important to ensure that you are not in this risk category.

  • Before beginning any exercise, diet or other improvement program, be sure to have yourself and the program evaluated by specialists in the areas you are pursuing.
  • The advice in this book is offered as such-advice from one exerciser to another. It is not mean to be a prescription and should be evaluated as noted above and below.
  • Specific structures and problems of individuals may require program modifications.
  • In each area, find specialists who are also knowledgeable about the positive and other effects of exercise and running.
  • Ask several respected leaders in the fitness community for recommendations of specialists.
  • Always back off any exercise or program when you feel any risk of injury or health.
  • The benefits come from regular exercise and steady adherence to a long-term program.
  • Never radically increase the amount of exercise or drastically change diet and other health elements.
  • Joining a group helps motivation!
  • Have fun and you’ll want to continue.

Is there a Jeff Galloway Training Program in your city?

For more information, visit JeffGalloway.com.