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Marine Corp Marathon Signs Five-Year Partnership Extension with Always Advancing

Marine Corp Marathon Medals

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), ranked as one of the largest marathons in the world, today signed a five-year partnership extension with Always Advancing, the premier manufacturer of awards, apparel and promotional products. Always Advancing will create and manufacture more than 50,000 masterfully designed logo embossed participation medals for the competitors in MCM’s 10 premiere races, beginning with the 17.75K in Quantico, VA, on March 23, 2019.

“Always Advancing has been our partners for several years, and their commitment to assuring our runners have a first-class experience is second to none,” said Rick Nealis, Director, MCM. “Our participants look forward to completing the race each year just so they can take home the outstanding medals that Always Advancing provides.”

“The Marine Corps Marathon Organization is one of the premiere organizations in the world,” said Chris Seiler, co-founder, Always Advancing. “We pride ourselves in creating a uniquely designed product for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its competitors. One which captures their accomplishment and one which will evoke long-lasting memories for the participants.”

Marine Corps Marathon Organization conducts a series of running events, showcasing physical fitness and generating community goodwill in order to promote the high standards and discipline of the Marine Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM has been recognized as "Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic," "Best for Families" and "Best for Beginners." Runners from all 50 states and more than 60 countries participate in the MCM and an annual calendar of events including the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA in May and the MCM Event Series conducted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money, instead celebrating the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers.

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

We pride ourselves in creating a uniquely designed product for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its competitors. One which captures their accomplishment and one which will evoke long-lasting memories for the participants.
Chris Seiler