Sweatshop have revealed their specially designed medals for the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon, providing runners with an even greater incentive to enter the event on 25 September. Medals are always talking point at races and this trio are no exception, referencing the Robin Hood legend, the deer at Woollaton Park and Nottingham’s coat of arms.
Robin Hood Medals Hit The Bullseye
Each medal has a colour-coded ribbon based upon the distance: a green ribbon for the marathon, orange for the half marathon and red for the mini marathon.
The medals are made of zinc alloy, giving them a solid, weighty feel and are the result of a three-month venture between Sweatshop and a medal production company in the USA. The ‘running stag’ design came about from race feedback and the history of Nottingham, with the latter playing a central role in the design.
The marathon medal inspired by the Commonwealth Games 2014 design and at 85mm, is slightly larger than the half and mini marathon medals (75mm). It is also double-sided compared to the other two medals; they have a one-sided design with space on the reverse for the runner’s name and finishing time.
Race director Judith Manson spoke of her excitement about the medals: “We want to celebrate the achievements of our runners and also give them something to look forward to when they cross that finish line and we think we’ve got just that for them!”
The half marathon incorporates the prestigious British Athletics Half Marathon Championships.
For more information, visit the Robin Hood Marathon website.
Image courtesy of Sweatshop