Wood vs. Metal

You be the judge….let me know what you think!

So often I come across the debate between runners about the kind of finisher medals they like to receive.  I recently read some posts from the New River Marathon, both positive and negative about this years award.  A magnet.  Previous years had been wooden medals.  Then you read the positives and negatives about a wooden medal.  Which do you prefer?  Do you mind?

I recently had an amazing experience running in the inaugural Asheville Marathon on the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.  I just had to sign up for this race!  The chance to run on this glorious estate?  A no brainer.  When I crossed the finish line in the frigid sub freezing temperature, I was wrapped in a logo’d blanket, and had a carved wooden medal placed around my neck.  I love it!  Perfectly appropriate for this race, the location in the mountains, and the rustic nature of the surroundings.

What do you think?