Ragnar HawaiiHilo to Hupana Bay, Hawaii — Nov. 4-5, 2017 1 of 11
The medals have not yet been released for Ragnar Hawaii 2017, but we had to get them on the list. The finisher medal for this race is just consistently that good. While we wait for official images of the newest rendition to drop, let's gawk in awe at the Aloha Spirit medal—awarded each year to runners who completes this event along with any other Ragnar race.
Divas Running SeriesVarious dates and locations 2 of 11
It's no wonder why this is already being considered the best medal of the year. This jaw-dropping medal comes with a piece of jewelry for your Pandora® or Chamilia® bracelet. If that isn't enough, your medal will be presented in a custom velvet Divas® jewelry pouch. All finishers—half marathon and 5K—will receive this gorgeous medal.
Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A MarathonFort Lauderdale, Fla. - February 18, 2018 3 of 11
Snag this beach-themed medal after running alongside the shores of Fort Lauderdale. A previous winner of "best medal" in North America by "Marathon & Beyond Magazine," this year's post-race prize keeps with the extraordinary hinged design of years past—and a look that is classic Fort Lauderdale.
Viking Dash Trail RunVarious dates and locations 4 of 11
Trek off the beaten path to earn a one-of-a-kind medal fit only for the Norse. Finishers of the Viking Dash Trail will not only inherit the satisfaction of knowing they just completed a gnarly off-road course, but will also be rewarded with an authentic Viking weapon to wear around their necks.
IRONMANVarious dates and locations 5 of 11
This is so much more than just a medal. Completing an IRONMAN race is one of the most impressive feats in all of sports. The grueling distance and variant skill-sets needed to swim, bike and run to the finish makes the eventual adorning of the famous IRONMAN "M dot" logo a truly spiritual experience.
Hot Chocolate 15KVarious dates and locations 6 of 11
What's better than race day? Race day and chocolate. The Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K hasn't become one of the most anticipated races of the year by accident. The experience is unlike any other, the goodie bag rocks, and—of course, waiting beyond the finish—runners are bestowed with a golden candy bar for a medal. Just don't try to eat it.
Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5KFrisco, Texas - April 15, 2017 7 of 11
They say everything's bigger in Texas, and the Texas Big Star Half Marathon is proof. Participants will run for the benefit of local charity partners, while running toward one of racing's most recognizable medals—forged in the shape of the Lonestar State's world-renowned silhouette.
Rev3 Triathlon SeriesVarious dates and locations 8 of 11
Eager to add swimming and biking to your normal run while still earning a sweet finisher medal? Look no further than the Rev3 Triathlon series. With races in Niagara Falls, Punta Cana and the Pocono Mountains—to name a few—there's an overabundance of options to choose from; each with a totally unique medal you won't want to go home without. Not to mention the memories from a sweet vacation destination.
Bermuda Marathon Weekend & Bermuda Triangle ChallengePembroke, Bermuda - January 12-14, 2018 9 of 11
Are you a medal junkie? Plan a race-cation to beautiful Bermuda and have the opportunity to earn not one, not two, but four medals over the course of the three-day weekend. Start the trip with an easy one-miler, followed by a 10K on Saturday and polish it all off with the half marathon or marathon on Sunday. Runners who complete each of the three races will earn a special Bermuda Triangle Challenge medal for their accomplishments.
Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race SeriesAkron, Ohio - Various dates 10 of 11
They say all roads lead to Akron. Or at least that's the case with the Akron Marathon Race Series. Sign up and complete the three-part series, with event distances ranging from 1 mile to the marathon, between June 24 and Sept. 23, and not only will you receive a medal for each race but a fourth celebrating the series and a custom rack for your wall to display the set.