Statesman Capitol 10K partnering with
Always Advancing for 2019 shirt, medal

July 11, 2018
Austin, TX

The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, is partnering with Always Advancing, world-renowned manufacturer of awards, apparel, and promotional products, for the 2019 race shirt and medal.

“In 2018, we added a finishing touch for the first time in Cap10K history: finishers’ medals. Everyone was so pleased with the quality of that medal that we decided to partner with Always Advancing again for the medal, plus an upgraded and softer 2019 race shirt,” said Jeff Simecek, Statesman Capitol 10,000 Race Director.

Established in 2008, Always Advancing is based in Newtown, Penn. In addition to athletic events, the company also provides awards, apparel and promotional products for businesses and events of all kinds across the world.

“Always Advancing recognizes the hard work and dedication it takes to cross the finish line. We strive to design and manufacture awards that athletes will appreciate and wear proudly,” said Ryan O’Keefe, CFO of Always Advancing. “We are excited to bring quality medals, shirts and merchandise to the thousands of participants of the Statesman Cap10K next year.”



The 42nd Cap10K will be on April 7, 2019.
(Registration will open on Sept. 15 at



About Statesman Media:
Statesman Media is the premier media company in Central Texas. Its brand portfolio spans print and digital, reaching readers on the smartphone, tablet or laptop platform they prefer. The portfolio includes the Austin American-Statesman, named Newspaper of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors; six community newspapers; Austin360, the entertainment publication; ¡ahora sí!, the Spanish-language newspaper; corresponding websites,,,, and; the digital edition, Statesman ePaper; dynamic apps like the Austin360 app, Statesman Live, Statesman Weather; and social media feeds, @statesman and @austin360. The print products reach more than 638,000 readers each week, while digital platforms draw 5 million visitors accessing more than 26 million pages each month. The diverse media company also offers commercial printing, packaging and delivery services. Statesman Media owns and manages Statesman Cap10K as well as several community and charitable efforts including Statesman Season for Caring and Statesman Swim Safe for Austin Kids, a local program that teaches at-risk children to swim. Statesman Media is part of GateHouse Media.

For more information, contact Sylvia Rodriguez, Sr. Director of Audience & Marketing, at (512) 912-5956.

About GateHouse Media, LLC:
GateHouse Media, headquartered in Pittsford, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc., which is focused primarily on investing in a high-quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 144 daily publications. As of April 30, 2018, GateHouse operates in 565 markets across 38 states. GateHouse Media’s portfolio of products includes over 600 business and community publications and 569 websites, serves more than 215,000 business advertising accounts, and reaches 23 million people on a weekly basis.

For more information regarding GateHouse Media, please visit

About Always Advancing:
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.