work less // adventure more
Born from a desire to spend less time at a desk and more time on the trail. We are Highline: an active adventure company with one-of-a-kind, small group, trail running trips to some of the world’s most beautiful places. We create unique adventures, bringing groups together through shared experiences, running, and discovery. We believe in taking an active approach to travel—showing a side to the areas we visit that can only be achieved on two feet. Our trips are considered to be all-levels, inclusive, and suitable for those that are new to the trail and equally enjoyable for the more experienced.
Each trip is designed with the intention of helping you unplug. Our goal is to create a reprieve from technology, social media, life pressures, and the 24/7 news cycle while safely experiencing a new place alongside like-minded fellow travelers. The process of adventure is restorative, and we’re here to share that with you. Highline trips feel like an adventure with old friends and the itinerary is never canned. We select what we feel are the best actives in the area and treat our guests like peers (we’ll never make you wear a lanyard, we promise). All of our trips are trail running and speed-hike focused but also include things like: sightseeing, hot spring soaking, yoga (on certain trips) and nights spent around light pollution-free skies among other activities. We take care of every detail, so you just need to show up ready to explore.
Founded in 2017 by JT Kane and Ryan Callahan, two runners who brought together passion and experience in the outdoors with event production backgrounds to create a new kind of travel experience. The idea for Highline was hatched during a two-week long road trip, traversing the American West while bagging trail runs, hikes, and peaks in various national parks and out of the way locations. We were burnt out from over-demanding jobs and the pace of city life. Life was better on the trail and we want to share that with you.
The trail starts here. Join us!
JT Kane - Co-founder & Trip Leader
Marathoner, trail runner, traveler, NPS Passport stamp collector, wilderness enthusiast, and advocate for respectful use of wild spaces and public lands.
After years in the advertising, event and marketing world, eschewing the traditional 9-5 is what seems to be what fits best. When not logging miles, exploring a new trail or adventuring in the wild, I can be found leading projects over at runhouse.
Ryan Callahan - Co-founder & Trip Leader
Restless entrepreneur with over 100,000 miles of western road under my tires. Member of the 50 state club, lazy runner, and aspiring cabin builder.
After dabbling in the corporate world, I walked away from the desk for good in 2016 and focused full time on event production, branding, and marketing under the brand runhouse.
My driver's license says Pennsylvania but my heart resides in Montana.
Anne Williams - Guide & Yoga Teacher
Yogi, hiker, amateur mushroom forager, coffee lover & Philly transplant. I appreciate a good view, simple pleasures, and new experiences.
After managing a running & fitness store in State College, Pa, I worked with a community food cooperative, Philly Parks & Recreation, and most recently kids outdoor education at an Arboretum. As a movement enthusiast, I’ve been teaching yoga for 5+ years at various studios, running clubs, mountain biking events, and the Highline Shenandoah Retreat. You can also find me volunteering regularly as a Trail Ambassador for one of Philly’s largest urban parks.
Liz Pagonis - Guide
Cheese snob, runner, Philly lover, book hoarder. You can find me running around Philadelphia Runner most days of the week and behind the scenes of our training programs and races, Philly Run Fest and The Philly 10K. I love to explore new places, learn about people, and share experiences.
Suzanne Allaire - Guide
Mother, runner, marketer, dog lover, and sneaker enthusiast. I’ll try anything twice!
After co-founding November Project Philadelphia and spending nearly two years in event marketing management with Runner’s World Magazine, my thirst for travel and passion for the fitness industry has taken center stage in my life decisions. I’m proud to be a part of the Highline team and looking forward to co-leading the September trip to Moab, UT.