In my last two runs—the Mizuno Run and the Yamaha Run—I wasn’t “awarded” any medals for finishing the 21K. I heard a few runners bitch about the lack of medals in those runs. Mizuno texted me a few days ago, advising me that I could pick up the medal in one of their outlets.
Runrio did promise medals for 21K finishers but I have yet to receive any info where and when it will be delivered, if ever it will be delivered.
Finisher medals are no big thing for me. I don’t join races to get medals. I don’t need a medal to prove that I finished the race. Besides, do I have to prove that I finished a race? I race for myself, not for other people. I join because I want to test myself. I have no illusions of winning a race. And my badge of honor is my finish time. And the things I want to know are: Did I achieve the goals I set out? Did I beat my PR? Did I do better than my last race?