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Old 01-05-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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How long after the race in Disney do you continue to wear your medal?

Regardless of which...the cool looking 5k one, the gold DD half, the cool Mickey they have this year or the Goofy...or do you prefer NOT to wear your medal after the race? - and why?

...meaning...while you are in Disney world.....
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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For the Princess, I left the following day so I wore it both days. Including on the plane ride home. The next day I overheard a few people say to their family "oh i should have worn my medal today too" after seeing me with mine on.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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I will wear my medal the day I earned it. And usually then only when at the park while I am looking for the namesake character so I can get my picture taken with him/her. Otherwise, I feel a little self-conscious.

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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I wear mine from the finish line back to the hotel and that's it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #5

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I wear mine the rest of the day & the next day. I haven't stayed at the parks beyond that and have always gone home. I haven't worn it at the airport, yet.

Jan '00 - CBR / Dec '01 - CSR / Dec '03 - POR / Dec '04 - Pop & Sports / Oct '05 - POFQ / Nov '05 - 1st trip home to SSR / Nov '06 - CR Tower / Jan '07 - BWV
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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I wore mine around the parks until most of the marathon weekend crowd left last year. After a few days, new guests started coming who didn't know about the race, and I had to explain to several people what the medal was for.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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I am going to wear my half marathon medal Saturday (the day of) and probably Sunday. If I earn it, I am going to wear it! Plus they are so pretty!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I wear mine the day of the race and then the next day so this trip I will wear one Sunday and Monday
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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I wore my 5k medal the day of and that was it. I wore my ToT medal the next day. I skipped a day then wore it again the third day. After a lady on a Disney bus said she liked our "lanyards" we got for the race and was gonna look on Ebay for one when she gets home, I chose not to wear it anymore. I'm pretty sure I wore it home in the car though. I'm flying home the day of Princess so I'll just wear it that day and on the plane ride home.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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Wait, you mean I eventually have tom take mine off? I will be THAT person wearing it a liiiiittle too long. But when I get that baby there is no way it's coming off any time soon
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #11
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I'll wear my Goofy medal only on Monday for Drinking Around the World.


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Old 01-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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When I got my Mickey medal 2 years ago we stayed until Thursday. I wore my medal everywhere for 4 days straight. I figured after all the training I went through to earn it I would wear it as long as I could.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #13
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I will wear the Goofy Monday and Tuesday. I will wear all the way to Houston then remove as I stand in line at baggage claim. The half and full will remain in the room
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #14
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I have worn mine (5k and TOT) the day of the race and the next day. My running buddy went home a day before me after the 5k, so I made it my mission to get my picture taken with the medal and as many characters as I could that day. After the TOT, the velcro was coming loose and it was heavier, so I started keeping it a ziplock bag and only taking it out for photos.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:46 AM   #15
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We always wear it the next day - so I'll be trucking around in it while trying to catch a glimpse of my husband's Goofy effort.

On a related note, we always say "Congratulations" when we see another runner with a medal. If we do that to you, it would be super nice if you said "thanks, you too!". It's friendly.

I can't tell you how many fellow runners snub us when we do this at WDW or DL. It's so weird.
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