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30 June 2023, 11am

Medal provider Always Advancing partners with AIMS


“Always Advancing is truly excited and proud to be the new Medal Partner of AIMS,” said Chief Financial Officer Ryan O’Keefe. “We look forward to getting to know and for the opportunity to work with each and every member. We will work together for the mutual benefit and advancement of AIMS and the AIMS Mission”.

Always Advancing, established in 2008, is a world-renowned manufacturer of awards, apparel, and promotional products with a specialization in custom finisher medals, ribbons and apparel for endurance events.

Recently retired race director of the Marine Corps Marathon Rick Nealis commented: “Always Advancing have been our partners for several years and their commitment to assuring our runners have a first-class experience is second to none. Our participants look forward to completing the race each year just so they can take home the outstanding medals that Always Advancing provides.”

Always Advancing took immediate advantage of the new partnership with AIMS by attending the 23rd World Congress of AIMS held in Osaka on 23–26 February and presented their offering to members in attendance.

Always Advancing has offices and production capabilities throughout the world and takes great pride in providing award-winning designed medals and ribbons with budget friendly pricing. Race clients can often save thousands while providing full-service logistics including door-to-door delivery.

Always Advancing is dedicated to sustainability and through ‘Always Sustainable’ can provide options that allow for the production of medals from 100% recycled metal and in delivering a finished product that is 100% recyclable. This on top of carbon neutral shipping options allow Always Advancing, our clients and clients’ sponsors a fully sustainable offering.

Always Advancing recognizes the hard work and dedication it takes to cross the finish line and we strive to design and manufacture Awards & Apparel which the athlete will appreciate and wear proudly. Aside from athletic events, we also provide for businesses and events of all kinds across the globe. All of our designs are 100% custom made with fastidious attention to detail and perfection.

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