This is pretty neat. Did you know the Little Rock Marathon finisher medals are the largest in the nation? The Little Rock Marathon folks have unveiled the finisher medals that are going to be given at their 2013 races ( set for March 1-3 this year).
The marathon medal is the biggest medal the race has produced to date.
Since 2004, the LR Marathon has been awarded the ‘world’s largest marathon finisher’s medal’ according to Runner’s World Magazine.
“For us (the Little Rock Marathon) it is all about the medal,” said Gina Marchese Pharis, Co-Executive Director, in a news release. “Athletes come from around the world to earn our medal and every finisher is awarded a medal.”
According to the release, the 2013 family of finisher medals feature a “Lucky” theme, as well as the race director’s “smooch”.
As to details: the marathon finisher’s medal is 8 inches and weighs 2 pounds 12 ounces. The medal features 12 MM stones set in the medal. The half marathon finisher’s medal is 4 inches and weighs a bit more than 12 ounces.
The LR marathon is one of my favorite events of the year. For more details on the marathon events, check out littlerockmarathon.com or their Facebook page at facebook.com/LRMarathon.