Training Programs

Online Training Programs

The Portland Marathon has teamed up with ActiveTrainer coaches to create Marathon, Marathon Walk, Half Marathon, 10K Non-competitive Walking training programs that are a balance of aerobic, anaerobic and cross-training workouts. These training programs are built to get people of all levels across the finish line. Whether you are brand-new to running or a veteran getting back into the sport and are thinking of signing up for the Portland Marathon or Portland Marathon Half, you are invited to join our training program!

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Portland Marathon Training Clinic

The Portland Marathon Clinic offers several programs leading to the successful completion of the Portland Marathon. Established in 1984 the Clinic has helped thousands of runners and walkers complete their first Marathon and 100’s of others to achieve their personal bests. It provides proven, safe and supported programs. It is the sanctioned official training program for the Portland Marathon.

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Portland Galloway Training Program

Jeff Galloway’s run-walk-run method is a great training program that can help you prepare for the Portland Marathon or 1/2 Marathon without the risk of injury. Olympian Jeff Galloway, is the author of the best-selling running book in North America and a columnist for Runner’s World magazine, and has helped runners of all abilities reach their running goals. Whether you are training for the full marathon or the half marathon, Jeff’s run-walk-run method will get you through to the finish line.

The Portland Galloway Training Clinic is offering a 30-week training program beginning on March 17th for the full marathon and a 17-week program beginning on June 16th for the half marathon. Whether you are brand-new to running or a veteran getting back into the sport and are thinking of signing up for the Portland Marathon or 1/2 Marathon, you are invited to join our training program!

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Portland Half Marathon Training – Presented by Wonders of Walking

What: Group training is more effective than training alone. You’ll improve your technique. Learn how to pace yourself. Improve your performance with personalized coaching in a group setting. Finish feeling good!

Who: Do you want to be a fitter, faster, more fluid walker? Do you enjoy the camaraderie of training with others? Would you like to improve your Half Marathon time?

Where: Group trainings will rotate location.

When: June 16 – September 22, 2013
Meets every other week for a specific training segment
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

What you need to know:

  • Hands-on, personalized attention gives you the opportunity to create the change you want in your walking performance.
  • You can cross the finish line healthy and vibrant!

What You Will Receive in this Program:

  • A customized half marathon training plan
  • This 16-week training program begins June 16 meeting every other week through September 22.
  • Weekly email tips
  • Race strategies
  • Nutrition
  • You will receive hands-on-coaching from Judy Heller, who achieved All American Standards in race walking for the 1-mile, 5K and 10K in 2011 for her age group

Benefits Include:

  • Increase your walking speed and distance
  • Increase your ability to climb hills
  • Maintain form and sprinting ability at the end of a race
  • Race walkers, maintain your legal race walk form throughout the event improving speed
  • Nordic walkers efficient use of poles
  • Decrease your risk of first time walking injuries
  • Decrease your risk of re-injury
  • Lots of Fun!!

Fee: $135

Wonders of Walking is USA Track and Field Club #978. For more information and to register for the program, check out our website:

We hope that YOU will join us!

Partner Events

A Portland Marathon Partner Event is a running or walking event promoted by The Portland Marathon as an interesting, challenging, fun, and well administered event that can potentially be participated in as part of training for The Portland Marathon in October.

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