You’ve finally managed to run that 42km, and your marathon bib and finisher medal are the physical reminders of your hard work and determination. Over time, you’ve managed to accumulate a pretty nice collection.
But what do you do with your bibs and medals, apart from letting them gather dust in your home? Here are 11 interesting ways to breathe new life into your marathon bibs and medals.
1. Turn Your Racing Bib Into A Coaster Set
By using a high-resolution scan, you can turn a bib of your choice into a 4×4 tile coaster set.
2. Collect Bibs To Make Custom Outerwear
Or you can turn a bunch of them into a personalized windbreaker.
3. Make a One-Of-a-Kind Bib Bag
Turn old bibs into an amazing customized bag.
4. Racing Bib Frame
Frame them and hang them on the wall.
5. Wear Your Bibs Out
You can also convert them into a cap, so that you can wear your old bibs in your next marathon.
6. Make Your Own DIY Bib Album
Put all your bibs into a loose leaf ring, and include your timings at the back.
7. Special Scrapbook Memories
Along with any photographs, plane tickets or memorabilia, you put them all into one big scrapbook.
8. Bib Folios
Some special, custom made bib folios are also available online.
9. Display Your Medals
You can order a specialised rack to hang your hard-earned medals on.
10. Medal Magnets
You can also use your medals as magnets, and display them on your fridge.
11. Give Your Medals To A Good Cause
Or you can donate them to Medals 4 Mettle, which gives the medals 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.
Show Us Your Own Creations!
Here you go, some really great ways for you to breath new life into your old racing bibs and medals. Do you have any more creative ways to display your running loot? Show us what you’ve got in the comments below!