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11 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

by On Dec 10, 2013
11 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

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 4x4 tile coaster set.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

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2. Collect Bibs To Make Custom Outerwear

Or you can turn a bunch of them into a personalized windbreaker.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

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3. Make a One-Of-a-Kind Bib Bag

Turn old bibs into an amazing customized bag.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

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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.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

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6. Make Your Own DIY Bib Album

Put all your bibs into a loose leaf ring, and include your timings at the back.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

Photo Credit: Theresa Winterhalter

7. Special Scrapbook Memories

Along with any photographs, plane tickets or memorabilia, you put them all into one big scrapbook.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

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8. Bib Folios

Some special, custom made bib folios are also available online.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

Photo Credit: GoneForaRUN

9. Display Your Medals

You can order a specialized rack to hang your hard-earned medals on.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

Photo Credit: GoneForaRUN

10. Medal Magnets

You can also use your medals as magnets, and display them on your fridge.

15 Things To Do With Your Old Race Bibs and Medals

Photo Credit: Everybody Loves VD

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.

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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!

Jonathan was a stereotypical couch potato a few years ago. He finally took the courage to take his health into his own hands, and now enjoys lengthy runs by East Coast Park.

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