CALGARY MARAT HON
“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.