I have a confession: I am not a medal person. I have two race medals that are near and dear to my heart (from my first half marathon and first marathon, respectively), but as for the others, I could care less. My current medals occupy a corner of my closet, but I have also given quite a few away to be repurposed. According to our super-scientific Twitter poll, I’m not alone; a combined 41% of respondents just tuck their medals away or don’t take them all.
What's your take on race medals? Do you 😍 them, feel 🤷♀️ or pass them by? 🙅♀️
— Salty Running (@SaltyRunning) October 29, 2019
Now, I’m not saying that you have to bid farewell to your medals, but if you’re like me and they just really aren’t your thing, I’ve rounded up some options on how you can pass that swag on to give it a new life and keep it out of the landfill.