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Old 10-05-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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How do you display your medals?

Just wondering what you all do with the medals. Between my kids and I we have an assortment of 5K and half-marathon (and one 10-miler) medals that are draped over mirrors and on closet hooks . . .
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Most of mine are hanging on the rod in my closet, but there are a few that I have out for people to see. My set of five from my first Goofy and my Coast to Coast medals are in a shadow box. My set of five from the Texas Marathon Challenge last year are hanging on a custom rack from Iron Sport Works.


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Old 10-06-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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Funny you should post this right now.....I'm dusting my RunDisney collection right now. I just have them on my desk but I really need to find a way to display them.

Also looking for suggestions.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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Fancy curtain rods mounted on walls in computer room at stepped elevations. DW shortened straps so rods can be mounted closer together..
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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My Disney medals are next to framed race photos above my desk in a bookshelf. My age group medals are in the closet on a hook next to my bondibands and other training apparel. I have been thinking about this too, since I have W&D, Goofy and Princess coming up....and will need more shelf space!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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I need to frame more medals and change the wall since this one is too small (I have to frame the 10 miler and the 1/2 marathon hanging off of the large frame at the bottom, my TOT 10 miler, and the kid's Run Disney medals from last weekend) - but, this is what it currently looks like.

Wine & Dine 1/2 - 2011 ~ WDW Marathon Relay - 2012 ~ Princess 1/2 - 2012 ~ Tower of Terror 10 Miler - 2012 ~ Wine & Dine 1/2 2012 ~ Goofy Challenge - 2013 ~ Tower of Terror 10 Miler – 2013 ~ Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k - 2013 ~ Wine & Dine 1/2 – 2013 ~ Family Fun Run 5k - 2014 ~ Minnie Mouse - 10k 2014 ~ Donald 1/2 - 2014 ~ Castaway Cay 5k - 2014

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #7
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This is what I have right now...it screws into the wall:


I just saw that they came out with plain bards for $10...I wish I'd gotten these instead.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #8
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I have mine hanging around the neck of a "dress form" kind of like this: http://www.pbteen.com/products/20135...tie&adtype=pla
I got it on clearance at Home Goods for about $40. She has all my medals around her neck and my Warrior Dash viking helmet on on top. DH has a male dress form we found at TJ Maxx. In addition to his medals, his is "dressed" in a singlet from his first marathon. They are both in our home office and we LOVE them. They are a fun way to display our medals and they always generate a lot of interesting conversation.
6/14-DCL Dream**2/14-BLT-Glass Slipper**1/14-YC-Half Marathon**12/13-Magic**10/13-BWV**1/13-BWV-Marathon**7/12-BWV**1/12-SSR-Goofy Challenge**8/11-AKLV**4/11-Dream**1/11-BWV-Half Marathon**12/10-Magic**9/10-BWV**4/10-Wonder**1/10-VWL-Half Marathon**12/09-Magic**8/09-Poly**1/09-BWV-Half Marathon**11/08-Wonder**7/08-CR**4/08-BCV and DCL Wonder**10/07-Wonder**8/07-OKW and DCL Wonder**12/06-OKW**6/06-BWV**3/06-Magic**12/05-CR**9/05-BCV**7/05-WL**12/04-Dolphin**11/04-VWL**6/04-OKW**1/04-BWV**10/03-CR**11/02-OKW**4/02-BWV
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
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I have 2 plaque/wood piece that I got from running on the wall. It has 9 hooks and can hold at least 3 medals on each hook. You can get them in different colors and styles too.

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #11
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Another proponent of the curtain rod technique. You can get 1 inch thick black six foot long wooden dowel type rods from Lowes, along with the serious mounting hardware for them (some curtains are heavy I guess). I drape them over the back of it as if the medal is on my neck, and then use a safety pin to keep it in place (ribbon looks like a V from the front). That way you can see the good looking ribbons some of them have with the year and whatnot. I have three of them going across the living room at the moment and have really loaded them down and they're doing fine. Basically ends of looking like a valance, and they all twinkle in the sunlight.

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #12
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I have a medal hanger from Allied Medal Displays - mine says "My Race Bling". I have bulletin boards above it with my bib numbers and other race memorabilia. I love my little wall of accomplishment! It is in my basement so I can see it when on my elliptical machine or foam rolling!

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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Curtain rod fan here too. You can always add more rods under or on top. I have frames with race pictures all around the curtain rod. I keep it in my computer room/trophy room.

My DD has a shelf that she puts her trophies on with the medals draped around. She has coat racks fashioned around the shelf for the random medals. Being a former gymnast turned softball player and runner, she has A LOT of medals!!

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:05 PM   #14
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Medal Display

Hi AmyAnne, Not sure if you're still following this thread or not but I saw you had an interest in how to display running medals. Just so happens that I recently started making a Display Shelf/Rack for that very reason.

Check out my Facebook Page by searching for "Running Racks & Medal Display"

I would post the link, but I'm too new to the Forum and it won't let me until I have at least 10 posts.

Hope this helps

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #15
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I have a hanger from allied metal designs that says Coast to Coast and everything in between. It has both the Disneyland and Disney World castles on it too.
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