5 Unique Triathlon Medals; They are No Longer Just Metal

Finisher medals and age group awards can be one of the treats of completing a triathlon if only to see the creativity of the race organizers.  The following pictures show the 5 most unique triathlon medals I have received, in order of race date.

  1. Maple Grove Triathlon, August 27, 2011, Maple Grove, Minnesota
maple grove triathlon

Ceramic bowl from a local Minnesota artist presented as an age group award at the 2011 Maple Grove Triathlon.

  1. TriRock Clearwater Triathlon, November 11, 2012, Clearwater, Florida
TriRock Clearwater award

Mug sans refreshment presented as an age group award at the 2012 TriRock Clearwater Triathlon.

  1. Eagle River Triathlon, June 1, 2014, Eagle River, Alaska
Eagle River award

Ceramic tile presented as an age group award at the 2014 Eagle River Triathlon.

  1. City of Santa Fe Adult Triathlon, September 20, 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe triathlon

Engraved wooden medal presented as an age group award at the 2014 City of Santa Fe Adult Triathlon.

  1. Best of the West Triathlon, September 12, 2015, Sweet Home, Oregon
Best of the West award

Age group award from the 2015 Best of the West Triathlon Festival, complete with horseshoe and rope to maintain the Western theme.


Do you have an interesting triathlon medal you would like to share with the group?  Send your picture and description and/or story behind the medal to seniortriathletes@gmail.com.