Awesome-est Race Medal

2011 Little Rock Marathon Medal
Ok, I've been running races for about 11 years now.  So, I've seen a lot of great medals.  However, I was just sent a picture of this one for the upcoming Little Rock Marathon.

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.  


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I admit, I am a race bling diva, no medal, no BDD racing at that event, period, end of discussion, call me when you have a medal.

NOW THAT IS SOME BLING!!! No way I can be ready for a Mary next month, but that race is now on my bucketlist.

Have you seen the Toronto Mary finishers medal, its almost the size of a hub cap, its huge as well!!! Another bucket listed item

TRI714 said...

That is some kick azz hardwear.

Julie said...

Very cool!

Christi said...

That is a kick ass medal!

Unknown said...

That medals is awesome!

Anonymous said...

it was the 10 year anniversary this year and the medal covered my entire stomach in my pictures the background was purple which is my favorite color. the middle is a brilliant disco ball that revolves. It was so heavy i had my mom carry it after the race. I will be returning next year. :)

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