THE BEST OF THE REST
We went a little further to find some of the most memorable and creative medals from around the world
Disney Marathon Orlando, Fla.
For the steep entry fee, you’d expect the medals from Disney Marathon weekend to be pretty magical. Large, heavy-duty and colourful, these highly-coveted medals feature beloved characters, proving again that nobody does it like Disney.
Oak Barrel Half-Marathon Lynchburg, Tenn.
Finishers received wooden medals with burnt edges resembling the wood of a whiskey barrel.
Air Force Marathon Dayton, Ohio
These esthetically pleasing medals feature a different military plane every year, making them highly collectible.
Stumpy’s Marathon Newark, Del.
Trail Dawgs’ is a fun and friendly event with muddy terrain. The “medals” – a rock, with a sticker on top – certainly match the race.
Hobble Gobble Prediction Run Potsdam, N.Y.
All finishers get a cute medal, but the real prizes are the 12 Thanksgiving turkeys awarded to the runners whose estimated finish times are closest to their actual finish times.
Runs with Scissors Half-Marathon
Brighton, Colo. Scissors dangling from a lanyard is possibly one of the coolest medals we’ve seen this year.
Brazos Bend 100 Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Held on the fastest trail in Texas trail running, the Brazos Bend ultramarathon awards finishers with a cool gator belt buckle.