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21 September 2016, 3pm

R-Bies and AIMS announce new partnership for race registration platform

Innovative global window for runners

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The world running organisation the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to announce the innovative market leading Japanese company R-bies as AIMS’ official ‘Registration Partner’. This agreement will see AIMS members and millions of runners around the world have access to a new registration platform launched jointly by AIMS and R-bies.

For over 40 years, R-bies has been providing an innovative range of services enhancing the running experience for runners and race organisers. Right now, races have their own various ways of handling entries and while many have first class systems, a considerable number appear in one language only. Hence, entering races overseas can be a constant challenge for runners through language and other issues. This partnership between AIMS and R-bies will help to solve these challenges by creating a registration platform that will complement existing race registration methods and will seamlessly connect runners to races around the world in a multi-language platform. By joining together R-bies experience and excellence in registration with AIMS, their website (the home of world running — www.aims-worldrunning.org) and AIMS members, this partnership will give added value to running events and runners around the world by creating a global window for runners to access major races in over 100 countries and territories around the world. This registration platform is due to launch in early 2017.

This registration platform will provide key benefits to AIMS member races. By accessing the platform free of listing charges, AIMS Members will be able to connect to runners from around the world, thus adding value to their race.

Runners will be able to use the registration platform to easily find and register for AIMS member races. By simplifying the race registration process, participants will approach international races in a whole new way.

Jiro Hashimoto, President of R-bies, Inc. comments: “Our mission is to expand races globally and create an opportunity for runners to interact with one another. By using this Platform, runners will have access to global race information and register for races all over the world, which will assist runners in this new age of discovery.”

Paco Borao, AIMS President comments “We are delighted to welcome R-bies as official registration sponsor of AIMS. We are very excited for the potential of the new registration platform and the benefits it will provide AIMS Members and runners from around the world. We encourage innovation to bring access to global running opportunities to runners around the world. Boosting tourism and race entries around the world brings benefit to runners, AIMS member races and local, regional, national and global economies.

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