This article was published on November 5th, 2012
Running a half or full marathon, completing a triathlon, or any other sporting challenge is a bit accomplishment. After completing the race many people aren’t sure what to do with their race bibs or the medals they have received.
Here are some great ideas on how you can proudly display your race pride:
Write on the back of each race bib the date, location, distance and race time. After finishing more than a dozen races, it gets difficult to remember each race. Use them like a race journal to record the weather conditions and memorable moments from the race.
- Use a display binder with plastic page protectors. Slide bibs into each one.
- Hang a corkboard and pin up race bibs, photos, race maps and other race mementos.
- Local photo finishing stores can laser scan them and put them onto coasters or other merchandise.
- Frame them in document frames with custom matting.
- Create a scrapbook of race day memories including timing chips, photos, course maps, etc.
Medals are often tossed into a desk or shoebox or with other momentos. They should be proudly displayed. On cold or wet days, it’s especially motivating to see them hanging up as a reminder of what you can accomplish if you stick to your training.
- Hang them from a corkboard with other race photos or memorabilia.
- Stainless steel or wooden towel rods work great for mounting in a hallway or office.
- Have them custom framed with your race bib.
Every race from 10k to full marathon has a race day shirt. Over time they really add up. Although you might wear some during training post-race, don’t just let them hang in a closet or go to a donation box, turn them into something useful that you can remember your important race day.
Race shirts can easily be reused and sewn into a number of different items including:
- A custom patchwork blanket or quilt.
- Pillows for a recreation room couch.
- Reusable lunch bags.
Do you have ideas of how you display your race day pride? Leave a comment on this blog post and share your ideas.