I believe that every runner deserves a finisher's medal for their first race. For most runners that first race is a local 5K road race.
A little bit of encouragement can go a long way. Whether it is your child, spouse or a friend, the thought of getting a medal at the end of a race can keep them motivated to run.
In "Origins Story" below, I tell the story of how I came up with the idea for the My First 5K Medal.
Over the past few years I've handed out medals at several local races. Seeing the excitement on a child's face when they get their first running medal is an incredible experience.
I've put the medal around the neck of plenty of adults as well. For them the medal is a symbol of achievement. Many probably never thought they'd run a 5K race, but here they are at the finish line getting this cool medal!
My hope is the joy that a child feels and the sense of accomplishment that an adult feels will get them to their next 5K.
It may not be until next year, but I sincerely hope to inspire these new runners to continue to pursue the joy of running and good health.
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