What to Do With All of Those Race Medals?
With every new race, runners add more race medals to their collection. If I hadn’t injured my foot in the beginning of the year, or injured my knee shortly afterward, I would have added three more medals to my collection. Next week, with the Rock and Roll San Diego half marathon, I would have added four medals to my collection. But, this post is not about dwelling on raced I’ve missed. It is about celebrating races I’ve completed and deciding how to store my growing collection of marathon and half marathon medals. Currently, I keep them in a little plastic shoe box in the downstairs closet. This simply, is no longer acceptable.
This is how I currently store my race medals. They are just hidden away in this plastic shoe box.
I went through my plastic shoe box filled with medals and I tried to organize it. For now, this will be as good as it gets.
I already shared with you how I store all of my race bibs: https://christinaruns.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/running-scrapbook/. I keep them in an “All the Places You Will Run” themed scrapbook along with picture, D-Tags, wristbands, and other race related trinkets I collect. Now, I need to find a way to display my medals with pride.
After looking at various marathon medal display cases and racks, I decided that I want to store them in a large shadow box, with the ribbons neatly folded behind the medals. I probably will not get around to this project soon, but I am looking forward to the end result. Below, I posted some examples of what I have in mind for my medals.
This is Lonnie J. Harris, a legacy runner for the LA Marathon. This is how he displays all of his LA Marathon medals. I love it!
This is what I will try to accomplish with all of my medals. I know a display like this will be a great addition to my home office.
How do you store your medals, bibs, and other race memorabilia?
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