Monday, February 22, 2016
Race Medals that change from year to year and ones that stay the same
Although many people say they "Run for the bling" we totally understand that isn't the main reason to run, although getting a medal at the end definitely makes it more fun!
There are several races that we've done year after year and I love to see how the medals have changed over the years.
The Rock n Roll Virginia Beach medals are some of our favorites. We always love the "beachy" designs. I'm also glad that they stepped it up with the design of the lanyards.
Although the Disney princess race medals are among our favorites, we find it a shame that they haven't changed much over the years. I think maybe I have caught on to their method.
When my sister started running PHM the medal was a tiara for several years, it then changed to a heart shape for the 5th anniversary, and then evolved into the heart design that it is now. I was a little disappointed in 2015 when the design was the same as 2014 design for the 10K, the half, AND the glass slipper challenge. I was at least happy to see that even though the design was the same, the medal was silver instead of gold. Cus really, who wants the same medal two times in a row?????
Well, those who ran PHM in 2014 will have gotten the same medal in 2016 (with a different ribbon of course). It doesn't make me very excited to run a race to get the same medal I already have. For this reason I am not sad that I did not run PHM this year. Hopefully the design for the medal will change next year! ( I understand the lanyard is different and the tiny engraved image has changed from year to year to reflect the theme, but essential, it' the same medal). Sadly I think we may have to wait another 2 years until we see a change in design in the PHM medal. I'm guessing they will change the design every 5 years. What do you think?
Looks like Disney did a little better for the WDW Marathon and Half Marathon Medals.
The 2014 marathon medal was actually the same as the 2015 one except there was no "cut out" behind the Mickey.
What about some other non Disney races that we've done more than once?
Big Sur- These medals are made of clay and they have stayed the same design just different colored paint on the letters.
Shamrock- The medals have changed every year and always double as a bottle opener!
Wicked - These medals change every year but are always a fun Halloween theme!
Do you share my theory on the Princess medals?
We are linking up with the gals from TOTR