2012 MinnesotaMarathon Finisher’s Medals
A marathon finisher’s medal is perhaps one of the most cherished and meaningful race mementos. It represents more than just completing the 26.2 miles and crossing the finish line. The marathon finisher’s medal symbolizes the countless hours and miles of training, the commitment, the sacrifice and the dedication required to make it to the starting line adequately prepared for this test of cardiorespiratory endurance and mental toughness.
2012 marked the thirtieth running of the Walker North Country Marathon, which provided the inspiration for the finisher’s medal. As stated by designer Melanie Rice, “We wanted to do something really different with our logo and our slogan. Not wanting a shape that was the traditional circle, the shape of the state of Minnesota seemed appropriate.” CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE