While trying to accomplish my goal of running a race in all 50 states I have done hours of research on which races in each state are fun, interesting and unique. It is no fun traveling hours to run a boring loop course! In addition to what the course looks like there are two other criteria which I deem important! First, what type of shirt does the entry fee include and; second, what does the medal look like?
A cool looking-unique medal, also known are hardware, is imperative in order to get me to enter a race! Last night while at a fellow runner’s house, I was checking out all of his race medals and bids. And I came to two very fast conclusions. First, I HAVE to run a Disney run because their medals are just insanely cool and; second, even though I thought about it I will never run the New York Marathon. Their medals are one of the worst looking medals I have ever seen!
As fellow runners will understand the longer you run the more race bibs and medals you begin to collect and boy-oh-boy can they accumulate quickly. I am runner who cannot part with any of my race bibs regardless of the race! For the past two years I have just been piling them up in the bottom drawer of my dresser and my medals are spread throughout the house hanging on the corners of random pictures.
Knowing the wonderful world of the internet, which has everything, I knew there had to be a better way to display and keep all of my racing bibs and medals! Setting off on a google search I hit a jackpot! After spending a few hours researching my options I settled on two different options and neither one of them disappoint!
The first is a more “handmade” approach made by the Running On The Wall shop on Etsy.com.
There you can get medal and bib hangers in a variety of colors and styles, including options to display individual races on a single display with a photo!
The second is more of a modern approach made by Allied Medal Displays.com.
These medal hangers are just plain cool and offer a variety of options including motivational sayings, cityscapes and the option to create a personalized medal hanger.
I know we are quickly approaching the holiday season, but if you are looking for the last final gift for that avid runner in your life, a bib or medal hanger from one of these two stores would make the perfect gift!!