Today we’re talking about race memorabilia. Do you display it? Toss? Repurpose?
In all honestly, I am still in the “I-want-all-the-race-memorabilia”- phase. The reward-system works for kids, and it still works for me. It’s nice to get a
sticker medal at the end of a long race that you’ve worked for so hard and it’s a good reminder of what you have accomplished.
I probably haven’t run enough races to have an opinion on what to do with too much of memorabilia and I will probably only start thinking about it if I ever cross that line. So far, every single piece of memorabilia is very dear to my heart.
I haven’t found a dedicated spot to display my medals yet and I think I have to invest in one of those nice medals racks (any tips?). The bibs and heat sheets I keep in a box (for now – I also want to display the bibs somehow) and the t-shirts I’ve gotten so far are all so nice that I proudly wear them :)
I can foresee that I might start tossing the heat sheets (or maybe repurpose them for races where I need something to keep me warm before the start), once my box starts overflowing, but that’s going to be a while. I am not sure yet what I will do with shirts. I might (or might not? Who knows?) give away the ones I don’t like as much, but I will definitely keep the medals and bibs! :)
I haven’t bought any other memorabilia other than the stuff you get when you partipate in a race, but I know that there is tons more (stickers, batches, shirts and other garments) that you can often buy. Do you go for those kinds of souvenirs?