About the Team


San Diego RunningPETE HESS, Co-Founder

Hailing from Toms River, New Jersey, Pete was busy in high school establishing and breaking numerous records.  Pete went on to University of Maryland and continued to establish himself as one of the fastest runners in the country.  Since competing collegiately, he has dedicated himself the past decade to producing events and coaching athletes of all levels.  His coaching has included time with Nike, Temple University distance program, and working with Olympic gold medalist  and Olympic coach Joaquim Cruz while training with his Olympic athletes.


San Diego Running and CoachingERIC MARENBURG, Co-Founder

Eric started running competitively in high school and later for University of Maryland where he was a walk-on to the XC/Track teams.  Since moving to San Diego in 2007, he has  run 4 marathons include 2 Boston Marathons (2:39 lifetime best) and many more 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons.  Prior to dedicating himself full time to the San Diego running community through coaching and event production, Eric spent a decade as a part of numerous Fortune 500 companies with a focus on strategic planning.