Ottawa Marathon finisher medal a winner
Ottawa – In a race of its own, the finisher medal for the 2010 Ottawa Marathon placed 13th in a competition recognizing the 25 best marathon medals in North America.
Marathon & Beyond, a recognized international magazine for marathoners and ultramarathoners, assembled a panel of 22 judges for this competition. The results were announced in its May/June 2011 issue.
“This is the first time the Ottawa Marathon medal has placed in the annual ranking,” said Jim Robinson, Race Director. “We already knew how much finisher medals mean to our runners. Now we know that our medal design is significant in the eyes of the North American running community.”
Finisher medals are highly sought after by many marathoners who in some cases run a marathon based on the uniqueness of the finishing medal.
“Each year, our objective is to ensure the design is as unique as the runner’s experience,” said Robinson.
The 2011 Ottawa Race Weekend will take place May 28 and 29.