• Mr. Rachid Ben Meziane
  • Born in Fez, Morocco, on March 25, 1968.
  • Resides in Netherlands since more than 3 decades, with his wife Latifa and their two children Lalla Yasmina and Ramzi.
  • Nijverheidsweg, 33, Heinenoord, Zuid, The Netherland.
  • +31 6 26 14 83 67


Founder and currently the CEO of 4 international running businesses:

2 Cras sport marketing & management, RBM Sports Company, Running Sport and Events, Maroc Timing.

head offices in Netherlands, with representations in Morocco, Spain and United Arab Emirates.


Any outstanding work is sustained by a powerful vision and Rachid’s journey is no exception to that: his intention to rise the very best performances in athletes keep on bringing results accordingly.

As a dedicated and passionate sports & race director, Rachid’s positive attitude shapes winning attitudes. He is an inspiration for successful teams to achieve even greater successes.

Rachid states: ‘athletes win because of running with their hearts; money and skills are not enough.’

Rachid Ben Meziane’s ambition is to develop life changing running events worldwide, with a particular interest in the Arab countries.

His energy inspires, sustains and promotes athletes, to achieve their personal best.

Rachid wants to empower people from Africa to achieve results worth-rising their pride and others admiration. He considers and treats athletes as his family, and sustains in them the capacity to overcome their limits and perform wonders.

To preserve the real spirit of sport is another important target of Rachid, so that all can discover the physical, psychological and social benefits disclosed by the regular practice of sports.

Rachid is an AIMS Ambassador and as such has a deep interest in the Association and the purposes it serves.


  • From 2003 up to now:
  • Owner of several races and Director of about 50 local and international races.
  • Elite Manager of Marrakech Marathon, 1st international AIMS race from Africa, taking it back in the official calendar, after 4 years it had been postponed.
  • Organized in Casablanca, the 1st International Half Marathon against terrorism.
  • Started in 2004 the road running races in Africa, Tripoli, Libya: 1st race open for men and women, Bejaia, Algeria, in 2010 Running Challenges in Morocco, Agadir Green Marathon in 2013, Marrakech, Laâyoune, Dakhla, Rahal Memorial of Casablanca, 50 races until today, full AIMS Members.
  • Personal trainer to elite athletes of the Marrakech, Agadir, Valencia, Athens, Santiago, Abu Dhabi’s marathons and half marathons, out of which several world records achievers (from Kenya and other African countries).
  • Member of the Board of Directors at the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races – AIMS and its representative for Morocco and Middle East.
  • Promoter of international running events including, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, UAE, Valencia, Spain, Santiago Chile Marathon.
  • From 2005 up to now
  • founded and led his international running companies.
  • From 1992 to 2007
  • Insurance agent and power of attorney.


Year Venue Achievement Athlete Timing
2018 Agadir, Morocco Green Marathon Moses Mbugua Gaikarira, Kenya 2:14:07
2017 Valencia, Spain Half Marathon Joyciline Jepkosgei, Kenya 1:04:52
2017 Valencia, Spain fastest of Spain Marathon Sammy Kiprop Kitwara, Kenya 2:05:15
2017 Santiago, Chile fastest of Americas Marathon Luka Rotich, Kenya 2:09:37
2016 Agadir, Morocco record Hamza Sahli, Morocco 2:07:52
2015 Athens, Greece ‘the authentic’ Marathon Felix Kandie, Kenya 2:10:37
2013 Marrakech, Morocco fastest of Africa Marathon Stephen Turn, Kenya 2:06:35
2010 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Half Marathon Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenya 1:05:50
2010 Utrecht, Netherland world record, 10 km race Leonard Komon 26:44


Former Marathon runner: New York, US (2000), Principality of Monaco (1997), Brabant, Netherland (1991).
Was elected Sport Man of the Year, in Zierikzee, Netherland (1994).
Created the Road Running Club of Benevia (1993).
First road race in Ceuta Spain (1988).
Member of the Race Team of Morocco as a student, and part of the University sport selection, Rabat, Morocco (1986, 1987), prior to that in the school cross selection (1980, 1981).
Traveller and lover of mountains.
Fluent in Arabic, French, English and Dutch languages.
Joma sport
Run Morocco
Rahal Running Morocco
Maroc Timing
Running Sport & event international
RBM Events