There’s a hidden feature inside the Paralympic medals

September 16th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Other, Running Gear | No Comments »

The Rio 2016 Paralympic medals have a hidden feature that helps visually impaired athletes differentiate between gold, silver and bronze.


Halifax’s Blue Nose Marathon stays true to its name with 2016 race medal

May 16th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Canadian Race Guide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Blue Nose race weekend is one week away and the event revealed its appropriately-designed race medals recently.


Team Canada has best Pan Am Games ever

July 27th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Canadian athletics team had their best showing ever at the Pan American Games over the previous nine days in Toronto, winning 24 medals, 10 of them gold. For distance running fans, the excitement […]


Wow-factor bling

March 6th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | 1 Comment »

The process of designing a race medal that stands out takes a couple months. It starts by sketching a bunch of ideas on scrap paper. Most will end up in the recycle bin and […]


Pan Am Games medals unveiled

March 3rd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Inspiration, Running videos, Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games medals on Tuesday morning. The medals, made with materials supplied by Barrick Gold, are the first to have braille on both the Para Pan Am […]


Running USA photos

February 19th, 2015 by Michelle Kempton | Posted in Behind the Scenes | No Comments »

Last weekend Maritime Race Weekend race director Michelle Kempton travelled to New Orleans for the RunningUSA conference, a huge meet of race directors. She sent us some photos to give you an inside look […]


Top finisher’s medals of 2014

January 17th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Apparel, Running Gear | No Comments »

As 2014 came to a close, we asked our readers what their favourite medals of the year were. For the chance to win a free subscription, runners across Canada sent us pics of the […]


Gender equality wins more medals

October 1st, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Countries without strict gender roles perform better in sports by allowing the best athletes to rise to the top. Recent Canadian research out of the University of British Columbia has found that countries with […]


Canada competes beyond expectations

August 5th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Canadian track and field team has returned home from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, with a 17-medal haul and an impressive list of performances, including two medals in the middle- and long-distance […]


Race memorabilia DIYs

May 28th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Apparel, Running Gear | No Comments »

You’ve finished your race and made it home, still wearing your race t-shirt, bib and medal – now what? Don’t let your race memorabilia sit in your closet. Here are our top ten race […]


New finisher’s medal ideas gaining popularity

May 27th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Running Gear | 2 Comments »

At what point does a medal stop being a medal? Traditional finishers medals don’t lend themselves well to everyday use, and some races have been moving away from more traditional finisher prizes into the […]