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Dec 18, 2011

2011 race year in Medals

Cross Train day today....done!


So I thought I would share my 2011 year of racing in race medal pictures.  I actually ran 12 races this year and believe it or not, I received 11 medals.  I really love getting medals because it's a nice little reminder of the race and each has a different memory for me.  I have ranked the medals on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best.  So here we go:

1) Detroit Corktown 5k - My only 5k this year and no medal for this race - great race though. - March

2) Rock CF Half Marathon - Grosse Ile, Michigan - March

An inaugural race in 2011
Great race, ok medal(3/10)
 3) Let's Move Festival of Races Half Marathon - Mt. Clemens, Michigan - April
An inaugural race in 2011
Ok race, crap medal(1/10)
 4) Bayshore Marathon - Traverse City, Michigan - May
My first Marathon ever!
Great race, fair medal(6/10)
 5) Solstice Run 10 mile - Northville, Michigan - June
Second time running this
Great race, nice medal(8/10)
 6) Alpenfest 10k - Gaylord, Michigan - July
This was the AG medal - first place for M 40-44(no finisher medal)
Ok race, average medal(5/10)
 7) Warrior Dash - Frankenmuth, Michigan - July
My first mud run ever
Fun race, ok medal(5/10)
 8) Crim 10 mile - Flint, Michigan - August
My second Crim - one of my favorite races
Awesome race, nice medal(8/10)
 9) Capital City Half Marathon - Lansing, Michigan - September
First year running this race
Great race, great medal(9/10)
 10) Detroit Marathon - Detroit, Michigan - October
My second marathon and favorite medal
Fun race, best medal(10/10)
 11) Wicked Halloween 10k - Plymouth, Michigan - October
An inaugural race for 2011
Nice race, great medal(9/10)
 12) National Veterans Day 11k - Virtual Race - November
An inaugural race for 2011
Virtual race, very nice medal(8/10)

So there you have it - my race medals of 2011.

Did you get a finishers medal you liked this year?

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!!


  1. I love to look at the medals that people have earned. But then, I heard of a program called Medals for Mettle. You can donate your medals so they can be given to sick kids to feel like they have won a race as well. Helps to lift their sprits and maybe they'll win the race over sickness and claim their own victory.

  2. this is a great post! I want to do something similar with mine from my tris this year! Thanks for sharing and congrats on a great year!

  3. I like what you have done, and I like the fact that medals are special to you... I run a lot os races (32 road and 15 other) and done take medals. I have a box at home with 100s of old medals in, now I only take important medals like overseas races and marathons.

    Good luck for 2012

  4. Such a cool way to relive the racing year. Congrats on all of your medals and successes this running year!

    My favorite was my Kalamazoo Marathon medal. It wasn't particularly cool looking, but it did commemorate my 2nd marathon and a 20-minute PR!

  5. Love this idea! Those are some great medals! My favorite was definitely my Ironman Texas medal, for obvious reasons. :) Hope you have a great 2012 running year!