Saturday, April 20, 2013

I Love Heavy Medal: Allied Medal Displays GIVEAWAY!



*Disclosure:  These thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was provided the Allied Medal Display free of charge for the purpose of a product review and giveaway, but I’m under no obligation to give it a positive review.  If I hated it, I’d tell you. 

I love heavy medal and no, I am not talking about the music. I love my running finishing medals. I am not going to say that I ran half marathons just for the bling medal, but it is a pretty close second (to just being awesome enough to finish a half marathon.)

So, if you are like me, you ran a race...or ten. Then you are hooked. As soon as you finish one race, you are planning the next one out in your head. It is addicting. Before you know it, those medals start to pile up.  Does this look familiar? Is all your hard work stashed away in a drawer? Typical Runner's Problem.


Early into my half marathon career, I thought I had the perfect solution. I had a couple of medals and some bibs, so I decided to make a shadow box to display my accomplishments.  I even wrote a blog post about how I made it.

shadow box

It was a great idea, but I wasn't thinking ahead. You can't really add more to the box without it looking overcrowded. Sure, I could build new boxes, but how many shadow boxes am I going to have? I'd eventually need a whole room to keep all my shadow boxes.

Then I discovered  Allied Medal Displays. They make really cute medal displays to easily hold multiple medals, and they even make custom displays (which I think is the best part.)

I absolutely fell in love with my Running with Ollie display. Isn't this just the cutest thing?




They can make custom displays with your name, your mantra, or whatever you decide. It would make an amazing gift for a runner that you love. I can't imagine a runner who wouldn't want a custom display for their race medals.

If you are not into customizing, they also have so many fantastic designs to choose from, in all different sizes, even some pink powder coated ones (if you love pink, like me!) These are awesome. I couldn't be more thrilled with this solution to my problem.  If you consider the cost of running races and earning medals, this is a relatively small investment to properly display your accomplishments. What good is a medal tucked away in a drawer, or hung on a door knob?

Now I can show off my medals properly...although because some of my medals are in the shadow box, my rack is looking a bit empty. This motivates me to get out there and earn some more medals!

The best news of all? The great people at Allied Medal Displays agreed to sponsor a giveaway! Thanks to them, you can enter to win a medal display for yourself!

Go to the Allied Medal Display website and let me know in the comments which one you would choose from their site if you are the winner (don't forget to fill out the Rafflecopter form to be officially entered.) Sorry, custom displays not eligible for the giveaway.

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary
Contest runs from 4/20/13 - 4/27/13
One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter
Winner will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected
Prizes will be shipped directly from Allied Medal Displays
Contestants must enter on Rafflecopter to win

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!


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Lea

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80 comments :

  1. Thanks for hosting this! Well, It's hard to choose, but I narrowed it down to the Pink Runner and Bling Junkie. Sorry, I can't narrow it down any more than that, they all rock!

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  2. I would choose the Give A Girl The Right Pair Of Shoes and She Can Conquer The World. I love that!!

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  3. I would choose My Wall of Fame

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  4. I like Think Strong. Be Strong. Finish Strong.

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  5. I would choose the My Race Bling one with stars :) I LOVE race bling

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  6. I love Allied Medal Displays but mine are all filled up! I'd get a custom one that says "I run the world".

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  7. I would choose the heart and sole one :) way cute

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  8. I want a custom one that says Wonder Woman with stars, since that's the costume I usually wear at races.

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  9. I LOVE the finish strong one. Or, I would have one made that says- Joy in the Journey

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  10. I love the "I crossed the line" one!

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  11. Runner in Pink - Woman.

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  12. I love the relentless forward progress one!

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  13. I would customize one to say "Livin the Sweat Life". I love these!

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  14. I love the Runner Girl in Silver- these are cool!

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  15. Always earned never given
    My current display is full so I'm looking forward to choosing a new one soon :)

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  16. I love your medal holder, it's very well done and handy. I'll have to consider this when I start making running a more "legit" pass-time :)

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  17. I love the holder.. but I only have one race medal so not entering!

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  18. I would choose Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong

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  19. I would probably go custom and get my blog name

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  20. I would either go custom or get the Run Like a Girl one

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  21. love the pink runner girl one!!!!

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  22. I'd definitely want the one that says, Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world!

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  24. Always Earned, Never Given! This is a saying in our house we use all the time....with the girl on it, not the guy...hubby can get his own medal display :)

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  25. I would go with the simple bold Runner Girl one.....then I dont have to battle hubby to hang it on the wall somewhere people can see it....it is was pink or said anything about bling, the battle would begin :)

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  26. Runner girl in Pink would be awesome to hang on the wall!! Thanks for the blogs and inspiration!!

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  27. I do love the Give A Girl The Right Pair Of Shoes and She Can Conquer The World display!

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  28. I'd never thought of even the shadow box, both ideas are wonderful! I'm so glad that I found your blog!

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  29. I would love to go custom with my nickname, TooCuteRunner :-)

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  30. I would get a custom one with my blog name Fit Duck on it

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  31. Fun, I want one that says Marathon Mom :)

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  32. I am torn between the cityscape one, the pink runner girl one, and getting a customized one! If I win I guess I will have to choose then! They are all really neat! Makes me think I would definitely have to keep running to get more and more medals to fill it up! Thanks for the contest!

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  33. Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong

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  34. I like the runner with winged foot

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  35. I love the "I crossed the line"!

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  36. I would choose the "Always Earned, Never Given" medal hanger.

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  37. As I am a slow runner, I always tell myself during my runs, "slow and steady finishes the race." I think that phrase would look nice as a custom medal hanger.

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  38. I would choose the "Always Earned, Never Given" one - female of course!

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  39. I would pick either the Born to Run or just the basic Runner with female. They're great!

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  40. Love the pink runner girl!
    emma@ amomrunsthistown.com

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  41. I love the jade color female runner hanger!

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  42. I'd go for the male runner display and give it to my son because he has tons of race bling already!

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  43. I'd go with either the RunnerGirl one or the ThinkStrong Be Strong Finish strong. :)

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  44. I would LOVE Pain is Temporary Pride is Forever!!!

    Karen@tradingheels

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  45. I would love to have a custom one for my blog that says "Road Runner Girl!"

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  46. I am so glad that someone posted this giveaway because I had not come across your blog before! I subbed with Bloglovin'! As for the medal rack, if I couldn't pick a custom, I would do the finish strong!

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  47. I would choose Runner (female) display.

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  48. I would choose the Heart & Sole Medal rack!! -Patricia Whitmire

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  49. Heart & Sole uzuri929@yahoo.com - Patricia Whitmire

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  50. I love the "Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world" one.

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  51. I love the "I Crossed The Line" medal display! That is a perfect sentiment for me! :)

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  52. I love the Heart and Sole one! So cute!

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  53. LOL! I totally have a drawer like that at home!!! I love that yours is personalized. So flippin' cute!

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  54. What a cool idea! Your custom display is so CUTE! (I love pink too.) :)

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  55. I love the Relentless Forward Progress one!

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  56. I really love the Heart and Sole one!

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  57. Love the Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever one!

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  58. Love the cityscape, though I would REALLY love a Melissa Running It creation!

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  59. I So need another Allied Display as my current one is almost filled! I really want a Disney one for all my Disney race medals only!

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  60. I like the Challenge Your Limits one...

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  61. Cityscape or Challenge Your Limits!

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  62. Think strong, be strong, finish strong
    I LOVE that one!

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  63. I would choose the Bling Junkie one.

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  64. Ah! So hard to choose!I think "My Race Bling" w/ stars would be a good one :)

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  65. I'd choose bold runner(female) such an awesome display!!!

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  66. Your medal holder looks great. I'm not sure what I'd put on mine.
    -Eric

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  67. I'd choose bold runner(female) such an awesome display!!!

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  68. I would get Bling Junkie...because I am one!

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  69. Heart and sole is cute...

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  70. This is awesome! I'm totally going to buy myself one come December as a reward for fulfilling my New Year's Resolution to run one race/month for 2013!

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  71. I love the Fear No Distance. It seems to remind me that even how long the run will be, I could still do it. Oh! I really love to have it. But too bad, I am too late for this awesome giveaway.
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