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Dear Race Organiser,

Welcome to the AIMS website. AIMS is an association of more than 400 race organisations located in over 120 countries & territories (
see Directory).

Races are listed in the AIMS Calendar on this website and which also appears in the quarterly AIMS magazine Distance Running. The AIMS Calendar is also widely re-printed in running publications throughout the world.

If you are considering organising a race see the "
Event Manual" menu item to the left

If you already organise a race you may apply to join AIMS as an associate or full member. Associate status ($300/year) is intended for races of less than two years' standing. After two years as an associate races are required to move up to full member status ($850/year if paid before 1 March, $1,100 if paid after this date).

Full members benefit from one free quarter-page advert in Distance Running each year, in the edition of their choice. They receive reference copies of each edition of Distance Running but for one edition each year they may order a bulk delivery, for distribution to participants in their race.

Members must have their courses measured by an accredited AIMS/IAAF measurer, and bear the costs of doing this themselves. In cases where members conduct multiple races on the same day, each race that is over an advertised distance must also be measured by an AIMS/IAAF Grade A or B measurer.

Members are expected to offer a table or booth at their race expo for the exclusive use of other AIMS members. Equally, members may send race promotional material for display at and distribution from such booths of fellow AIMS members.

By such means AIMS offers a platform from which members can effectively promote their event to overseas markets.

See below for further details and for a downloadable membership application form.

Keep on running,

Hugh Jones
Secretary - AIMS

Membership Information
Membership Application | Course Measurement Guidelines

Membership of this world association of road races is available to your event.

Some reasons why your race should consider joining the ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARATHONS AND DISTANCE RACES:

  1. Access to an international network of over 400 top races in more than 120 countries

  2. International recognition for your event with increased profile for your sponsors, city and runners.

  3. Increased overseas entry for your race, generating inward investment opportunities.

  4. A free advertisement each year in Distance Running, distributed at major road races throughout the world (present circulation over 400,000 copies annually).

  5. Free listing in the AIMS/IAAF Calendar circulated worldwide to press and media.

  6. The facility to exhibit from AIMS' expo booths at major world marathons.

  7. Copies of Distance Running for distribution at your event.

  8. Certified measurement of your course by an AIMS/IAAF measurer* (at additional cost, see separate information sheet)

  9. Advice on race management, technical standards, promotion, publicity and doping control.

  10. Participation in policy formulation concerning the organization and development of road running through attendance at AIMS World Congresses.

  11. A monthly newsletter keeping you in touch with developments worldwide.

  12. Quarterly statistics on events from 5km to the Marathon.

* This is a condition for full membership of AIMS

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