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AIMS Social Responsibility Programmes

AIMS awards

AIMS works in partnership with Asics in order to recognise the achievements of distance runners. The AIMS/ASICS Athlete of the Year Awards were founded in 1992 and are decided each year by way of a nomination process involving AIMS member races. The membership totals over 400 races in over 95 countries and territories covering every continent of the world. A male and female winner are recognised each year for their outstanding athletic achievement and as ambassadors for their sport and country.

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AIMS Childrens Series

The growing realisation of running as a common cause throughout the world has led to many links being established between races, for which AIMS provides a forum. Organising this more formally, around particular issues, can capture the attention of a wider public. With this in mind, AIMS launched the Children's Series at the beginning of 2006 to assist selected member races in promoting running among children.

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AIMS Museum

After the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 various sport history collections were united in the Berlin Sports Museum. The Museum officially incorporated the AIMS Marathon Museum of Running in 1994 after Horst Milde, race director of the Berlin Marathon and the Berlin Half Marathon, had obtained the approval of the 9th World Congress of AIMS held in Macau. The museum documents the development of running and the marathon worldwide.

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Distance Running

Official magazine of AIMS and IAAF

Cover of 2017 Edition 4

Latest issue:
2017 Edition 4

Cover: Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, Great Britain. Photo: Tim Winterburn