At Amsterdam City Run we strongly value Curiosity, Authenticity and have a ‘work hard-play hard’ mentality. It’s at the heart of everything we do and we hope that our runners experience that the same way. It is our mission to empower Tourists, Expats and Business Travelers to experience Amsterdam in an active and social way.
Marije Oude Hergelink, founder of Amsterdam City Run, is a down to earth business professional and life coach who Loves to Run whilst maintaining a Bourgondien Lifestyle. (Yes, it is possible to combine the two, at least to a certain extent ;-) She has a successful career in the Travel Tech industry and over the past 5 years, running has become her foundation for maintaining a healthy life-work balance. Working in a fast paced environment, characterized by high levels of uncertainty and a lot of change, running brings her peace of mind. It provides her the opportunity to unwind, let go of stress and gives her the ability to see things in perspective. She experienced that running to her is the key to building resilience and happiness. In her own words: ‘Running makes me a better partner, friend, colleague and running guide ;-) When we make space for it, we grow and evolve into better versions of ourselves’.
When travelling, whether it’s a city break to Copenhagen or a business trip to NY, she always makes sure to get at least one run in. ‘I want to explore both the highlights and hidden gems of a city but also stick to my running schedule and burn some calories along the way’'. With over 10 half marathons, 2 full marathons and countless runs in and around the city of Amsterdam over the past 10 years, she considers herself as an experienced runner.
Now it’s time for her to give back and empower Tourists, Expats and Business Travelers to experience Amsterdam in an active and social way. Join our running experiences, you won’t regret it :-)