Who We Are

Iconic San Diego Running Tours was founded by Theresa and Slava Kolpakov to celebrate our love of San Diego, its vibrant culture, and its active lifestyle. We have been exploring San Diego on foot since 2002. 

We both lead our tours, as well as employ other fun and knowledgeable guides to assist us. 

Slava is an avid runner and RRCA-certified running coach specializing in natural form running, injury-prevention, and joint stability training. Hence, all of our tours have an element of natural running form coaching (because I cannot help myself to help other people run better). 

When not in her running shoes, Theresa is a highly-regarded positive-reinforcement dog trainer with clients all across the country, and is on the board of a dog rescue non-profit. She holds a Masters of Education degree from Leslie University. 

Our Mission Statement

To inspire fitness lifestyle, and provide education of San Diego's history and culture, through fun and engaging tours.