Oct | 22

The Medalist: Celebrating your Running Achievements

A race medal is more than just a souvenir from an early morning run. It’s the embodiment of countless training miles, the choices to get up for a long run each Sunday, the days spent counting down to the race. A race medal is a symbol of personal achievement. Whether that means a huge PR or running a race from start to finish for the first time, celebrating your own accomplishments is part of running, and we want to celebrate that with you.

Next month, we’re unveiling The Medalist: A statue of a runner made from race medals sent to us from around the world to celebrate the spirit of the run and the accomplishments of all runners; it will welcome runners at our new global headquarters and remind us all of why we continue to lace up day in and day out. Made of more than 1,100 medals from 12 countries across six continents, The Medalist represents more than just the races run, it represents the stories and accomplishments that made those races possible.

So let’s celebrate those stories! Follow us on Instagram to see some of our favorite medal submissions and be sure to share yours, too. We’ll reshare our favorite photos that you tag with #TheMedalist on Instagram and update the gallery below so you can see the amazing race medals and stories that other runners are proud of. Once The Medalist statue is unveiled (on or around Nov. 12), we’l choose our three favorite photos and stories that you submit and award each winner a head-to-toe outfit in Brooks gear!

What were those steps, again?

The Medalist Photo Contest

1. Share a photo of your most memorable race medal on Instagram and tell us the story of it in the caption (official rules are below).

2. You have to tag your photo with #TheMedalist (you can come back to this page for periodic updates of all the amazing medals your fellow runners share).

3. Brooks will select three winners after Nov. 12 and award them a head-to-toe outfit in Brooks gear!

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Terms and Conditions:
No purchase necessary.  Open to residents of the 50 United States (including DC) who are at least 18 (or the age of majority under applicable law).  Void where prohibited. Promotion runs from 10/22/14 to 11/12/14.  To enter, take a picture of your a race medal from a memorable run and post it to Instagram using the tag “#TheMedalist” along with a caption of why the race was personally important.  Three winners will each be selected by a Brooks judging panel based on the following criteria: (i) overall creativity of submission; (ii) consistency of submission with the theme of race medals; (iv) the most apt, interesting, and original submission, and (iv) the overall quality of the submission. Each winner will receive a head-to-toe outfit in Brooks apparel and footwear (ARV: $500). In the unlikely event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the Submission’s score in the following criteria: overall creativity of the Submission.  Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received.  Contest subject to Official Rules; details and restrictions apply.  For more details, further restrictions, and Official Rules, visit here.  Sponsor: Brooks Running Company, 3400 Stone Way N., Fl. 5, Seattle, Washington 98103.

About Derek
I’m a runner, a writer, and a shoe lover who enjoys morning coffee, travel, singing in the car, and getting legitimately lost on trail runs. Three things I can’t live without: bubble tea, Fridays, and my Brooks PureFlow’s.
  1. 1st Place SPorts

    I work for a running store, and we are very interested in ways to use old or donated race medals. We would love to build a statue like this. Who created the statue? Any information or contact information would be awesome!

    • brooksblog

      Hi 1st Place Sports!

      Thanks for inquiring about our Medalist statue. To build the larger-than-life statue and capture the spirit of the run we worked with Seattle artist, Larry Tate.

      Hope this helps!

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