Stephanie is an avid amateur runner and founder of iRunCities. She has completed 23 marathons, including second place in the Antarctica Marathon 2016 and third place in The Bagan Temple Marathon 2015. She earned her 7 Continents Medal after running marathons in San Francisco, USA, Venice, Italy, Queenstown, New Zealand, Bagan, Myanmar, Marrakech, Morocco, King George Island, Antarctica, and Lima, Peru in 9 months and 20 days. After completing Venice, Queenstown, and Bagan in 33 days she went on to run her personal best in Marrakech just six weeks later giving her a qualifying time for Boston.
Stephanie has been running since she was a child and in 2010 decided to run her first marathon. She divides her time between Chicago, Northern Italy and the rest of the world.
Davide is a trail runner and the app/website developer of iRunCities. Constantly climbing hills and mountains, his valued expertise on all things technical makes everything run smoothly. He recently completed the 33rd edition of the Venice marathon, splashing to a finish after running almost three kilometers in ankle-deep water!
Italian American by birth, recent Venetian transport, and new night runner of bridges, Julia holds an MBA in business strategy and is a valuable consultant and the Italian voice for iRunCities.
Aaron, the Chinese translator for iRunCities, is originally from Beijing in China, but for the past nine years has called Chicago home. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Game Design. Not yet a runner, his hobbies include other sports such as hiking and soccer. Aaron’s desire to learn about other cultures makes him our go-to person for discovering fun facts; he spends more time doing fun research on each route than he does actually translating them!
Ann, an American (NY-AZ) transplanted to north-east Italy in the last century, is an enthusiastic, if occasional (and slow) runner. She happily aids and abets this delightful adventure with her red pen in her role as the copy editor for iRunCities.
Anna is a graduate of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where she studied English and Spanish languages and literature. She is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Publishing and Journalism at the University of Verona. A passionate reader, she is the Italian and Spanish translator for iRunCities. Anna enjoys giving back to the community and each year dedicates time to the international literary festival in her hometown of Pordenone.
Stefanie was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, grew up in Oxfordshire in the UK and now lives in Italy. She is an ESL tutor, dog lover, and adventure rider with Horsey, her trusty grey mare. She is also the English voice and sounding board of iRunCites.
Marina is an enthusiastic world traveler and the French translator/voice for iRunCities.
In her many travels, she has visited over … countries and is fluent in Italian, French, English, and Spanish. Marina mostly runs with her dog, Leone, but her true passion is music and horses.
Mingyue is the Chinese voice at iRunCities. She was born in and grew up in Chengdu, China, and she’s currently pursuing a Master Degree in Information System at DePaul University in Chicago, USA. She loves arts and painting, traveling and discovering different cultures.