Inspired by the 1951 Pontiac Chieftain hood ornament, this year’s medal is a bold statement about our state’s proud Native American heritage and the courageous heart of a leader. This medal hits the mark as a treasure for the runner or walker triumphantly crossing the finish line.
“The finisher medal is important for so many reasons,” said Kim Hann, Williams Route 66 Marathon assistant executive director and the marathon’s medal designer. “For the participant, it’s a symbol of so much hard work and dedication over many months, maybe even years, and the quality and design of the medal must reflect that. For the marathon organizers, it’s a symbol of our commitment to the race participants and our unwavering attention to detail year after year.”
New in 2013, every participant that crosses the finish line in the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K and fun run will receive a medal. Yes, suh-weet. Also, volunteers will receive a specially-designed medallion as a token of appreciation for their time and effort in making the marathon weekend a success.