Race Medals --- Why? (Read 690 times)


Feeling the growl again

    Okay, another (practical!) reason to give finishers medals.

     

    Let's say you finish the Pike's Peak Marathon.  The post-race beer has been cancelled due to flooding in town the week before.  So you head to The Loop for a celebratory Margarita.  Or two.  Each one the size of your head.  After you leave, you realize your otherwise empty stomach ain't handling things so well.  So you (discretely!) barf in the shrubbery and stretch out for a well-deserved rest.

     

    Q) When the EMTs and cops show up, how are they supposed to know you're not just some random drunk ?

     

    A) The finishers medal !  You're a very special drunk !

    Speaking from experience??  Wink

    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

     


    Feeling the growl again

      Earlier this year I ran a 5k that had a much better finishers gift instead of a silly medal.  The race was put on by a business and the race was a fund raiser for the girl scouts.  So instead of a useless finisher's medal (I wish every race would do away with them and give the money to whoever it was raising funds for or lower the prices) all finishers were given a package of girl scout cookies.  The best finisher's gift I have gotten.

       

      I would take a box of Thin Mints over a finishers medal any day.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

      spinach


        As I mentioned a couple times in this thread, I think the medals are pretty silly and I would be just as happy without the medals.  However, I recently just found the medal for the 1976 New York Marathon, the first of the five Burroughs course.  I also found the program for the race and a letter telling my unofficial time and the certificate with my official time in the race.  I will say that I am pretty happy that I saved all those things but I really don't want any more finishers medals.


        Latent Runner

           

          I would take a box of Thin Mints over a finishers medal any day.

           

          Yum; I'll take a chilled bottle of whole unpasteurized, unhomogenized (i.e. straight from the teat) milk to go with the Thin Mints.  Smile

          Fat old man PRs:

          • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
          • 2-mile: 13:49
          • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
          • 5-Mile: 37:24
          • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
          • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
          • Half Marathon: 1:42:13


          Feeling the growl again

             

            Yum; I'll take a chilled bottle of whole unpasteurized, unhomogenized (i.e. straight from the teat) milk to go with the Thin Mints.  Smile

             

            Well my oldest daughter just signed up for Girl Scouts, so I will no longer need to scout around for a supplier.... Big grin

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             


            Latent Runner

               

              Well my oldest daughter just signed up for Girl Scouts, so I will no longer need to scout around for a supplier.... Big grin

               

              Cool, now all you need is a cow and you'll be good to go for the real milk.  Smile

              Fat old man PRs:

              • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
              • 2-mile: 13:49
              • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
              • 5-Mile: 37:24
              • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
              • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
              • Half Marathon: 1:42:13


              Feeling the growl again

                 

                Cool, now all you need is a cow and you'll be good to go for the real milk.  Smile

                 

                Don't give her any ideas, I can't argue we have no place to put it....

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                ShuffleFaster


                   

                  I would take a box of Thin Mints over a finishers medal any day.

                   

                  I dunno, dude--last time I had a box, I thought they weren't quite as good as in years past:

                   

                  http://groceryfoodfight.com/2011/03/the-girl-scout-cookie-calamity/

                     

                    Cool, now all you need is a cow and you'll be good to go for the real milk.  Smile

                     

                    Having a kid in both 4-H and Girl Scouts would be perfect!

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    just a simple cat

                       

                      Don't give her any ideas, I can't argue we have no place to put it....

                       

                      Turn that shooting range into a grazing pasture for your new cow!   Smile

                       

                      Running is stupid


                      Feeling the growl again

                         

                        Turn that shooting range into a grazing pasture for your new cow!   Smile

                         

                        That's exactly what it was when we moved in.  Smile

                        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                         


                        Latent Runner

                           

                          That's exactly what it was when we moved in.  Smile

                           

                          Use it as both, hey, with a good shot you can have cold real milk for the morning and steak for dinner.  Smile

                          Fat old man PRs:

                          • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                          • 2-mile: 13:49
                          • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                          • 5-Mile: 37:24
                          • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                          • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                          • Half Marathon: 1:42:13


                          Feeling the growl again

                             

                            Use it as both, hey, with a good shot you can have cold real milk for the morning and steak for dinner.  Smile

                             

                            Nah, we're still slowed down when we run the beer mile on my track from the roughness left by all the hoofprints.

                             

                            But before there were cattle there it was an elk farm....now THAT would be right up my alley.

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand