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Training classes to begin for Missoula Marathon

Posted: 8:41 AM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 10:48:06-05

MISSOULA – We may be at the beginning of winter but that isn’t stopping folks from getting out and running — or even preparing for the Missoula Marathon.

Run Wild Missoula hosted an open house for the Galloway Training Program on Wednesday evening.

The program was started by Olympian Jeff Galloway and he uses a run-walk-run method to train to help both elite and novice runners.

The 24-week program aims to attract runners or anyone who has ever been interested in completing a half or full marathon, but never thought they could.

Run Wild Missoula Director Tony Banovich says it’s a great way to get even more community members involved in the Missoula Marathon.

“Missoula is such a big outdoor community and a lot of people are trying to find a way…[to] become part of that community and sometimes they don’t think that they are runners,” Banovich said.

“This gives them at that opportunity the ability to take part in that, be part of it and find out that they can actually be part of the Missoula marathon when they never thought that they could have,” he continued.

“All ages all abilities slow to fast young to old we find a way to make it work for them because we want them to come fit healthy and active and be part of this community,” Banovich concluded.

That marathon program starts on Sunday, January 13 and the half-marathon program starts on February 17. The Missoula Marathon will take place on June 30, 2019 beginning at 6 a.m.

-Jack Ginsburg reporting for MTN News