Andrew Smith to become CEO of Human Race

16th November 2022

Andrew Smith will become the new CEO of Human Race, starting in the position from Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Human Race own and deliver many high-profile mass sport participation events in running, cycling, and triathlon. Their portfolio boasts prestigious annual challenges such as the adidas Manchester Marathon, Royal Windsor Triathlon, and Dragon Ride sportive.

Smith becomes just the third CEO in the company’s 32-year history. Human Race are owned by Amaury Sports Organisation (A.S.O), the world-famous sports company known for the iconic Tour de France, Dakar Rally, and Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris amongst many others. Smith’s first event in charge will be the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10k on Sunday 5th February.

A well-respected individual already after two decades in the industry, Andrew Smith is currently Operations Director for London Marathon Events. He will bring with him a huge amount of relevant experience as Human Race Events seeks to continue to evolve its portfolio of best-in-class events for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Speaking about the appointment new CEO Andrew Smith said: “I’ve had an incredible time being part of the talented team at London Marathon Events and I’m proud of everything we have achieved together during my time. This new role is an exciting opportunity to join Human Race, their potential and ambition was clear to see during our conversations. Our plan is to inspire more people than ever to achieve sensational feats, help charities raise mammoth amounts of fundraising, and support genuinely impactful community schemes. I can’t wait to start!”

Yann le Moenner, Chief Executive Officer at A.S.O. : “We couldn’t be happier that Andrew will be the new CEO. The team will be led by a highly experienced and talented individual that has great knowledge of the industry. This will allow us to continually improve and evolve our events so they stay truly best-in-class experiences. Our already outstanding team just got better.”

Over 75,000 people take part in Human Race events every year.