Christopher & Courtney


Courtney Gelb


Christopher Myers

April 21, 2023

Allentown, PA
24 days24 d4 hours4 h19 minutes19 min55 seconds55 s

Our Story

In it for the long run.

Christopher and Courtney met at the first day of college cross country practice at Etown in August 2016... and the rest is history! They would always seek each other out in the cafeteria to sit together without being too obvious (although it probably was). Courtney and her friend, Erin, would hang out in Christopher's dorm room every evening after practice. They were always up to some shenanigans, which may have included climbing through windows and doing the floss dance. In February, Christopher worked up the courage to ask Courtney out and they’ve been together since. Christopher and Courtney both loved running on the team and continue to run competitively now. Christopher has run four marathons and Courtney three; they both ran the Boston Marathon in 2022. They love to cheer each other on to new personal records and goals which sometimes includes biking next to the other during the race. In college, the couple branched out from running to try dancing as part of Etown’s dance club for a semester. They did a couples dance to “Another Day of Sun” from the movie, La La Land. Christopher even flipped Courtney over his shoulder! They also enjoyed other small everyday things together, such as going on walks around campus, getting takeout sweet potato sushi, and sitting out on Christopher’s porch. In addition to running, they share a love of travel. Courtney studied abroad in the fall of 2018 in Paris. While it was difficult to be apart for a semester, Christopher was able to come visit her for the last 10 days of the trip. A favorite memory is of riding the Ferris wheel in the Jardin des Tuileries with a view of the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Élysées. Another favorite memory is of dining at the restaurant on the Eiffel Tower with a beautiful view of the City of Lights. The Paris story continues… Christopher surprised Courtney with a trip to Paris in 2021 and he proposed there at sunrise in front of the Eiffel Tower! The couple spent the trip enjoying their new engagement by eating gelato, drinking French wine, and visiting all their favorite spots of Paris- including Notre Dame and the track of course! The celebration didn’t stop after the trip ended however, as their friends and families threw a surprise engagement party that fall. In the entrance video, Christopher’s jaw was hanging as both were completely surprised! It was so much fun celebrating with loved ones after the trip. Christopher and Courtney now live in Lancaster with their cat, Sunshine. In addition to running, the couple enjoys movie nights, cooking together, going to church, and spending time with all their loved ones. We are so excited to celebrate with you in April! We could not be more thankful to have such amazing and supportive families and friends!