If you are a runner, chances are you have recieved medals for achieving your finish in a race.

Ever want to do something else with your medals?

Please consider this organization, Medals4Mettle

Run fast. Run far. Run for a greater good.

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals. Runners from around the world give their hard earned medals to Medals4Mettle.

Our worldwide network of physicians and volunteers then awards these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.

This is a pretty cool organization.  Think of your marathon medal around the neck of a fighter facing another round of chemotherapy.  Your race doesn’t seem so hard now, right?

I gave all my 1/2 marathon and marathon medals away last year or so.  The only one I kept was my first medal, from my first marathon.  After I mailed the medals out, I found another Akron Marathon medal, and then found a 50K medal, so I am waiting to amass more (that could be awhile) or perhaps donate mine in with someone else that would like to donate.

You don’t have to give all your medals, consider sending one, or making a cash donation. 

Thanks for reading and considering!

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