Chris Heuisler is the RunWESTIN Concierge for Westin Hotels & Resorts. The Philadelphia native and sub-3-hour marathoner beat out 1,000 candidates for the job in a nationwide search Westin launched in 2013. Ever since, he has been at the helm of the brand’s renowned running program. From curating running programs to leveraging strategic partnerships such as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Chris brings energy and insight to guests’ running needs. Since he joined in 2013, Chris’s team of Run Concierges have more than doubled, from 30 to over 200 globally. An authentic voice of the running community, Chris has been instrumental in curating Westin’s RunWESTIN experience, including Gear Lending through a partnership with New Balance; consulting on the evolution of local running maps; access to a Run Concierge who can join guests for a run or a stretch at most properties; sweatworking runs that bring together hotel guests and local businesses for a casual networking run; and property-specific programming and activations. Chris flies approximately 100,000 miles per year to various Westin hotels throughout North America to be on-hand for race weekends and other running activations. Beyond the race series, Chris works closely with Westin’s network of property-based local Run Concierges, mobilizing them to conceptualize and create on-site programming, refine their local running routes and more. Prior to joining Westin, Chris was one of only 75 personal trainers across the country to reach Tier 4 Coach status for Equinox Fitness Clubs, where he served as the team’s marathon expert, advising coaches on best practices in aerobic training and launching a lecture series about helping clients train for their best race times. Chris started running recreationally in 1999 and ran first marathon in 2000, which became the start of a quest to run a marathon in every state with his brother. They have run in 23 states to date, with a 24th slated for December 2016. Chris resides in Belmont, Massachusetts with his family.