America’s Coach: Jeff Galloway
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
Official Training Consultant for runDisney series of races- with video clips and training programs on this site
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.
Current Schedule of Events for Galloway Productions
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The Galloway Run Walk Run Method. Galloway designed this method in 1973 to help beginners start running. Strategic walk breaks allow each runner to control fatigue, virtually eliminating significant running injuries. Numerous surveys show that veterans tend to improve their finish times when they shift to Run Walk Run.
Monthly Columnist for Runner’s World Magazine. Jeff’s popular training column addresses the needs of the runners of the second running boom. Click here to view past Runner’s World articles that Jeff has written.
Galloway Training Program Groups. Currently, there are Galloway training programs in 90+ locations. This lowmileage program consists of two 30-45 minute runs per week and a longer run/walk on the weekend using the Run Walk Run method. The marathon is now possible for almost everyone. Jeff gives standing-room-only clinics at many marathons in North America. A high percentage of the two million people who start to train for a marathon get their training program and their motivation from Jeff and his writings.
Over 200 talks a year! Galloway is on the road over 70% of the time conducting seminars, motivating groups, and helping others improve their lives through exercise. His training groups include GETTING STARTED, MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 5K/10K and include walkers in many of the cities. Several clinics each year are translated into other languages.
Books. Jeff has written over 20 books which have sold over one million copies. His first book, Galloway’s Book on Running 2nd (originally published in 1984) has been the best-selling training book in North America for over 25 years. His books have been translated into over 20 languages. There is a Galloway book for just about every running and walking interest:
Running Until You’re 100, Mental Training for Runners, Fit Kids – Smarter Kids, Getting Started, Walking, A Year-Round Plan, Testing Yourself, Half Marathon, Women’s Complete Guide to Running, 5K-10K Training, Women’s Guide to Walking, Cross Country, Running and Fatburning for Women, Galloway’s Marathon FAQs, Your Personal Training Journal, Galloway Training Programs, Marathon – You Can Do It, Running Injuries – Treatment & Prevention, Boston Marathon – How to Qualify!
Jeff initiated the Atlanta Corporate Challenge, now the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk, in 1983 with 900 participants. Through his staff, he has developed this event into one of the largest corporate fitness event in the U.S. with registration topping 20,000 participants.
Fundraising for the AIDS Foundation, Joints In Motion (Arthritis Foundation,) Breast Cancer Research, etc. – The Galloway programs promote fundraising for a broad base of community and national charities. BREAST CANCER MARATHON. Jeff serves as Training director and co-founder for this exciting event in which 100% of the race proceeds go to breast cancer research and care for underserved breast cancer patients: over 10,000 participants and over $1,000,000 raised each year.
Corporate Health Promotion and Team Building. Through corporate seminars and teambuilding sessions, Galloway inspires and motivates thousands into fitness and corporate health promotion.
Running Store, Fitness Vacations, trips to Greece/Italy. Galloway founded and owns Phidippides, the pioneer running-fitness store in North America. Through his company, Galloway Productions, he produces fitness vacations, beach retreats, events and health promotion activities.
Athens Marathon/Apostolos Greek Tours: Jeff serves as the training coach for this annual event over the original marathon route: from Marathon to Athens.
Jeff Galloway’s Education and Background
High School: Westminster Schools, Atlanta GA. Won Georgia State Two-mile Championship. 1963
University: Wesleyan University, Middletown CT. College Div. All-American. Teammates were Amby Burfoot and Bill Rodgers. Graduated in 1967
Graduate School: Florida State University, M.S. in Social Studies. A founding member of the Florida Track Club with Jack Bacheler and Frank Shorter.
Current: Jeff lives in Atlanta, GA with wife Barbara. Their two sons are Brennan (1981) and Westin (1984).
Olympian Jeff Galloway competed against the world’s best athletes in Europe, Africa and the former Soviet Union. He broke the US 10-mile record (47:49) in 1973 and has a six-mile best of 27:21. Among his victories are the Peachtree Road Race, Honolulu Marathon, Atlanta Marathon and top place finisher in many of the prominent US races such as 5th as a member of the US National team in 1973, and competed for the USA in the ‘75 International Cross Country Championships in Rabat Morocco.
Other Significant Experiences
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. As a member of the Medical and Health Committee, Galloway designed a heritage program for the schools, which brings Olympic excitement into daily fitness, learning fun.
Corporate clinics to NASA astronauts, vice-president Al Gore, the White House Athletic Club, Homeland Security, US Military Academy (West Point), US Marines Okinawa
Corporate Clinics: Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, Mayo Clinic, IBM, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Google, AT&T, Tenneco, Microsoft, Sun Micro, Petro Canada and many other major North American Companies.
Galloway Training Program Online course and 7th in the Boston Marathon (the 1996 edition being his 100th
Galloway Runkeeper Apps: 5K & Half Marathon
Galloway Ultimate 5K and Ultimate 10K Training app from Lolofit daily coaching from Jeff
Galloway Music with walk breaks by Motion Trax
Jeff has conducted/directed over 300 fitness events, including the annual Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/ Walk in Atlanta.
Peachtree Road Race: a key member of the day-to-day management team which brought the race from 1200 to 12,000 in three years (1975-1978)
Avon International Women’s Marathon: Galloway was co-founder and directed the inaugural edition in Atlanta.
This was designed to promote the cause of a Women’s Olympic Marathon, which reached a successful conclusion in the 1984 Olympics.
Consultant to dozens of races of all sizes including the MARATHON TO FINISH BREAST CANCER, Crescent City Classic, Chicago Marathon, Vancouver International Marathon and Portland Marathon.
Fitness and Lifestyle Health Promotion: For over 15 years, Jeff has conducted a wide range of teambuilding health promotions for corporations.
Fitness Retreats: Since 1975 he has conducted lifestyle fitness vacations in places such as Lake Tahoe, Florida, Carmel CA, Vail CO and Greece. He owns a permanent retreat facility in Blue Mountain Beach, FL.
Honors: Hall of Fame: Road Runners Club of America, State of Florida, Westminster Schools, Florida Track Club and IRRA; Runner’s World: Listed as one of the top 20 Runner’s World Experts in their 40th anniversary edition