OUR TEAM

We are a team of running enthusiasts who understand the importance of accommodating our clients both as runners and as tourists. We connect with like-minded people from all over the world through our passion for running and the cities we call home. Through the reward of running, we are able to showcase the history and culture of a city while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, instilling self-confidence, and encouraging people to feel like themselves no matter where they might be.


JENNIFER GILES, JESSICA VANLANDUYT, and DENISE VANLANDUYT- ATLANTA

JENNIFER GILES, JESSICA VANLANDUYT, and DENISE VANLANDUYT- ATLANTA

Jennifer, Jessica and Denise started CRT Atlanta in 2015.  All three love the outdoors and all the South has to offer – from the largest year round running community with the Atlanta Track Club, to ultra-marathons, hiking, trail runs, and of course, college football, baseball and a growing micro-brewing community.  In their real lives, Jennifer and Denise are lawyers in the Atlanta-Metro area and Jessica is a Public Historian with the Atlanta History Center.   The trio have combined their love of running with their love of Atlanta to offer up some of the best running and sight-seeing you will experience.  Cheers!

LEE ACKERLEY (CENTER) - AUSTIN

LEE ACKERLEY (CENTER) - AUSTIN

A hefty 250 lbs when leaving high school, Lee began jogging in college as an outlet for his competitive spirit when a collegiate football career didn't materialize. Leaving his hometown, Houston, for Boston University, Lee soon found himself leading tours for City Running Tours- Boston. The job allowed him to merge two of his greatest passions, meeting new people and running. After college, Lee moved to Austin where he decided to become manager of CRT there and recently has taken the lead throughout the state and opened our San Antonio branch in February 2014. Seven years and 60 lbs lighter, Lee has completed 18 marathons and 1 full Ironman since he began running, and hasn't looked back since.    

 

BRIAN MCCARTHY (2ND FROM LEFT) - BOSTON

BRIAN MCCARTHY (2ND FROM LEFT) - BOSTON

Brian grew up in Medford, MA just 5 miles northwest of Boston. He has been an avid long distance runner since the age of 14 when he went out for his high school's cross country team. At age 29 he ran his first Marathon as a bandit runner in Boston and has since fallen in love with the 26.2 mile distance as well as the city of Boston. He is a Boston history buff, as well as a local beer and food connoisseur. Brian was one of the first team members of CRT Boston (opening in 2010) and took over management in 2011. 


BLAKE WILLIAMS (LEFT) - CHICAGO

BLAKE WILLIAMS (LEFT) - CHICAGO

Born in Holland, raised in Louisiana, and a Chicago resident since 2006, Blake is proud to call "The Windy City" his home.  An avid runner, Blake began working with City Running Tours in 2013 and took over as Manager in February 2014.

LEE HERNDON (CENTER) - DENVER

LEE HERNDON (CENTER) - DENVER

Lee is an avid runner who loves exploring the City a mile at a time. Lee discovered running a decade ago while cross training for cycling and has been hooked ever since. His passion for exploration has led him down thousands of miles of streets, alleys, trails, and through hidden corners of Denver. He & his team of experienced guides will run with you through the highlights & secret gems that make Denver such a special place.

YOVO STEFANOV - HONOLULU

YOVO STEFANOV - HONOLULU

When Yovo got to experience a City Running Tour while on a business trip in New York City, he knew immediately that Honolulu would be a perfect city for this experience also.  Following a college and semi-professional soccer career, Yovo continued his passion for outdoor sports by running, hiking, triathlons, kite surfing, sailing and yoga...and where a better place than Honolulu- a vibrant city in a tropical paradise that has been his home for the last 17 years.  Yovo is excited to share his passion for running, healthy lifestyle, and the best Honolulu has to offer- beautiful sight-seeing, beaches, look-outs, diverse history, unique culture and great people.


COLEMAN FEENEY -  NEW YORK CITY & SAN FRANCISCO

COLEMAN FEENEY NEW YORK CITY & SAN FRANCISCO

Coleman Feeney joined City Running Tours in 2007, shortly after the company's inception. He has pursued a variety of passions and interests that have shaped his overall career path - spanning across craft brewing, music, fashion and travel industries. A NYC resident for nearly 10 years and often seen with his nose buried in the most recent edition of The New Yorker, Coleman enjoys exploring the outer-boroughs and vanishing, iconic landmarks. Enthusiastic and aspiring to convey a local's perspective, Coleman will notoriously expose you to the good, the bad and the ugly of the "real" New York. 

ANNIE GIANOLA - PHILADELPHIA

ANNIE GIANOLA - PHILADELPHIA

A former Division I athlete, Annie started running to explore new places, faster. She's a midwesterner at heart and she's also an ultramarathoner who's obsessed with history. Annie's been a guide and manager for CRT since 2010 and she would be thrilled to share her love of running and the City of Brotherly Love with you!

JOSH POE - SAN DIEGO

JOSH POE - SAN DIEGO

Many words to describe this man: a veteran, adrenaline and running enthusiast, triathlete, crossfitter, outdoorsman, liver of life and lover of a nice craft beer.  He began his journey with City Running Tours early 2014 when he started the San Diego Location. In a addition to being a Crossfit Level 1 trainer, Josh has studied International Security Conflict Resolution and Islamic studies at San Diego State University.  Being born and raised in Chicagoland, he appreciates all that San Diego has to offer!  This was the reason he joined the team, so he could share his love of his city!


DENNIS ARMSTRONG - SEATTLE

DENNIS ARMSTRONG - SEATTLE

Dennis has only been a regular runner for the past 5 years.  At first, he really enjoyed the 5k distance which was the 'gateway' distance.  Soon there were 10k runs and although it took a while, halfs and full marathons came into the picture.  Currently, he is prepping for his first full marathon, followed a few short months later by his 2nd, with the possibility of an Ultramarathon in between. When he is not running somewhere in Seattle or on any number of the trails within a short drive of the city, he's camping with his wife, Rita, or listening to a live band at a venue downtown. 

SARA MURPHY - WASHINGTON, DC

SARA MURPHY - WASHINGTON, DC

Sara came early to Washington, DC -- indeed, she was born there -- and relatively late to running, starting in college when she joined Army ROTC. Since then, running has been a fundamental part of her life. She is an avid triathlete, with a preference for Olympic distance triathlons. She loves being a tour guide because it gives her an excuse to devour every shred of information she can find at Washington, DC's historical society. After living all over the world, Sara keeps coming back to Washington, DC. She loves nothing better than to show visitors all the reasons why the city always draws her home.