|2011 Little Rock Marathon Medal|
That is freaking awesome!!
A full marathon is not really part of my plan so close to Ironman Texas, but if I did a run - walk combo and paced myself???
Just checked Google Maps and it's about a 6-hour drive.
Considering... Race Day is Sunday, March 6.
(Please Note: Not paid to endorse any of this, it was just sent to me by a friend.)
Here's more information:
Little Rock Marathon Unveils 2011 Finisher’s Medal
(Little Rock, February 4, 2011) – Little Rock Marathon race officials unveiled the 2011 version of its marathon finisher’s medal today in Little
The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and will be held March 5 – 6 in downtown Little Rock.
“In 2004, Runner’s World Magazine reported that we gave out the ‘world’s largest marathon finisher’s medal,” Gina Marchese Pharis, Co-
Executive Director said. “For seven years we have been recognized as having one of the largest marathon finisher’s medals and we believe we
can still claim the title with this year’s Mythic medal.”
“We believe our marathon finishers should take home a medal that represents their achievement,” Pharis said.
“Our race is known for its fun spirit,” Pharis said. “Athletes come from around the world to earn our medal. Only a handful of professional
athletes will take home a prize. When it is all said and done, the one thing so many finishers cherish is their medal. ”
The 2011 Little Rock Marathon finisher’s medal is 7 ¾ inches long and 5 inches wide. The medal features the 2011 “A Medal of Mythic Proportions” theme and weighs approximately 1 ½ pounds. The medal is showcased by a custom ribbon which features the race’s signature globe, as well as race director’s “smooch”.
“We made our marathon medal a little lighter this year so our marathoners can
dance at the post race party with it on,” Pharis said. “After going 26.2 miles that
extra pound and a half can get in the way of getting your groove on.”
According to Jon Scott of Maxwell Medals & Awards of Traverse City, MI, the
average finisher’s medal is 2.5 inches and weighs approximately 3 ounces.
The half marathon finisher’s medal also features the 2011 race theme and is 3 ¾
inches long by 2 ½ inches wide.
Race day is Sunday, March 6. In addition to the marathon, there is a half
marathon, presented by Baptist Health and a four-person relay marathon (26.2
miles divided into four segments), presented by the Heart of Arkansas.
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