Canadian Running - - OFF THE BEATEN PATH -

“The Cal­gary Marathon has been giv­ing out (marathon and 50k) fin­isher’s medals that dou­ble as belt buck­les, which can be worn at the Cal­gary Stam­pede, since the mid-90s,” said the race’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Kirsten Flem­ing. The medals, handed out by real cowboys, fea­ture a dif­fer­ent theme each year, and in 2016, Flem­ing worked with de­signer Marc Morin on the Su­per­heroes medal.

For Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary in 2017, fin­ish­ers “can ex­pect to get a com­mem­o­ra­tive toonie medal that can be worn on your belt to show your Cana­dian pride,” said Flem­ing. Con­fed­er­a­tion 150k solo and re­lay fin­ish­ers will also be pre­sented with a uniquely Cana­dian medal.

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