Our team is passionate about sharing our love of running, walking and an overall healthy lifestyle through events and helping to make each and every race we work on a success. We take tremendous pride in helping race directors, volunteers, and sponsor partners work together as a team to accomplish this goal. If you are interested in hiring a passionate management team please contact our Elite Runners Race Management Staff.

Kevin Smith CEO/Owner 412-490-0881
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Nick Walton Timer/Logistics 412-490-0881
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Andrew Glod  Timer/Logistics 412-490-0881
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Kevin Smith

Kevin is the Owner/Founder of Elite Runners & Walkers and ERRM. He started the running specialty store in January 1999 and added races in December 1999. He is very passionate and outspoken when it comes to service which is why he has been so successful as a race director. Kevin has been directing races for 14 years and owns 17 races around the Pittsburgh area, some of which are the biggest distance races around outside of The Pittsburgh Marathon and The Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race. Just a Short Run, his largest event, has capped out the last three years at 2500 runners.

Nick Walton

Nick has been running for only 4 years and never competitively, he just likes to get out and have some fun. He has assisted in course setup, management, and directing volunteers since he was about 14 years old. He has been around running races since 2004, and is excited to head up race logistics and timing with the ChronoTrack®™ system.

Andrew Glod

Although I grew up in New England, I fully consider myself a Pittsburgher.  I live in the city, cheer for its sports teams, and perhaps most importantly, run throughout its neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs.

Although I started working for Elite Runners & Walkers and Elite Runners Race Management in early 2014, I have been running for well over a decade.  During this time I have competed in a variety of events ranging from the 60 meter dash all the way up to the marathon.

I have since been striving to combine my education in Higher Education Administration and passion for running to develop my knowledge of injury prevention, running mechanics, training development, and all-around knowledge of Track & Field and Cross Country in order to pursue a career revolving around my true passion—running.