Kelly the Culinarian: Win it Wednesday: Allied Medal Display Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Win it Wednesday: Allied Medal Display Review and Giveaway

Happy National Running Day!  I'm planning to celebrate with a run later. I love running for a variety of reasons - it's a fun community full of people working to improve themselves. It also allows me to eat more chocolate and peanut butter. Occasionally, it also means I get to snag sweet medals.

I know some people just put their race medals in a box, never to be seen again. I run for the bling because it's a tangible reminder of what I've accomplish. I earned those medals and I'm proud of them, which is why I'm delighted to share this week's giveaway.
Before
I've long used a homemade medal holder that's just two knob hangers from IKEA. Except after the Run River City Marathon relay, it was full and IKEA stopped making these hooks.
First medal I ever earned
My most recent medal


Installation
Allied Medal Displays was so kind as to provide me with a shiny new medal holder for my ego wall, and it really is quite a beauty. It's cut stainless steel and comes in a variety of sizes, images and inspirational phrases. I went with the "Always Earned, Never Given" model and it arrived at my house in a few short days.

It wasn't difficult to install, but I did have Tim help me. Essentially, you pre-drill holes, add wall anchors, then screw the holder in place with spacers between the medal and the wall. This allows you to slide your medals right on there for display.

I opted for a 30" single-bar option, which holds up to 30 medals. I wish I would have gone bigger because Allied makes double and triple bar options that accommodate a lifetime of medals. As it is, there's plenty of room to grow on my model, though (which is great, because I hear the Ragnar Relay medal is awesome).
After!
They also make sport-specific holders, so you can always get one for each race distance or type, if you're a super active athlete.

The winner of this giveaway will net their choice of medal holders up to $70 in retail value (which means you could totally get my medal holder in the three-bar option).

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 12, so get to entering now. Mandatory: Check out the Allied Medal Displays site and comment with which display you would choose.

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55 comments:

Krissy said...

Love the "Give A Girl The Right Pair Of Shoes and She Can Conquer The World" holder!

Krissy said...

Give A Girl The Right Pair Of Shoes and She Can Conquer The World is my fave

Valerie said...

LOVE the display "Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world" So true!!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

fromfrantoflash.com said...

I would live the Give a Girl a Pair of Shoes and She Can Conquer the World.

Kimberly Hoban, R.D. said...

I love the "Give a girl the right pair of shoes" one and of course the NYC landscape!:)

Declan Xavier said...

Nice display! I'd have to craft my own medals or something! Or i guess enter races...

Lena said...

Very nice display! LOVE Allied Medal Display! I would get their "Coast to Coast and Everywhere in Between" display Or "Never Limit Your Challenges, Challenge Your Limits", I love that one too!

Amanda said...

Love this! I have always wanted a medal holder. Right now I'm using one of those accordion looking metal coat hangers that you put on the top of the door.

SassyGinger said...

"My Race Bling" with stars!

Christine said...

I lo e the shoes o.e also..and since I own over 40 pairs of boots and too many shoes to count....it is the best for me
.also my medals are catching up to the shoes!!

Rachael Peterson said...

This display is awesome! I love the Cityscape 1.0 (Female)

Rachael Peterson said...

This display is awesome! I love the Cityscape 1.0 (Female)!

Rachael Peterson said...

This display is awesome! I love the Cityscape 1.0 (Female)

lisav said...

i would choose the "give a girl a pair of shoes..." holder!! so flipping cool!

lisav said...

i would choose the give a girl a pair of shoes... so cool!!!

lisav said...

i would choose the "give a girl a pair of shoes..." holder!! so flipping cool!

Lesley Valadez said...

I like the Cityscape 1 display. It makes me think about where I started running.

Erin said...

The "My Running Bling" with the stars is so cute!! I already have three medal holders from Allied but,uh, other than the 26.2 one they are all full. So either I have to just run marathons or I have to get another holder.

Dani said...

I like the 50 state's half marathon one as that is my goal, but I have some repeat states/medals for non-halfs... hmm... I also like the Relentless Forward Progress. Or I Crossed the Line. Okay, so I like them all.

Lauren said...

I like the runner with ringed foot hanger.

Jim said...

Thanks for the site. I really like the "Always Earned - Never Given" holder. Better place for my medals than the corner post on the bedroom

Julie Molenar said...

I like pain is temporary pride is forever. My bling is all in a dresser drawer.

Julie Molenar said...

Pain is temporary pride is forever! I currently have my medals in a dresser drawer.

Julie Molenar said...

Pain is temporary pride is forever.

Teresa Millstone said...

I would get the "Challenge your limits" holder.

Maggie Wolff said...

I like the Chicago one!

Chris M said...

I would choose the Chicago cityscape as a reminder of my time in the city plus the number of races I've done and am planning to do while here.

Lora (Daily Southern Sunshine) said...

Oh I love the "Give the Girl the Right Shoes." It is awesome! https://www.medalhangers.com/view/350/Give-A-Girl-The-Right-Pair-Of-Shoes-and-She-Can-Conquer-The-World And I run for chocolate and peanut butter, too! :D

Jenny Gill said...

BLING JUNKIE - I have on occasion signed up for a race just because the medal was nice - DONT JUDGE ME!!!!

Amy Lauren said...

I would get the bling junkie one!

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kelsey Sheron said...

I just found your blog through Running Bloggers. I lvoe finding/connecting with such like-minded individuals as myself! Awesome work on the bling girl!

chococat34 said...

The earned never given. Love the USMC, so it is perfect.

Mo said...

I love the "Run the USA"... perfect, since I am working on doing halfs in all 50 states :)

Chris said...

Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong!

Chris said...

Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong!

Losing Lindy said...

I like the "my race bling"!

I like yours too!

Alyssa Neiers said...

I really like those medal hangers! I've been toying with the idea of making one DYI but I might throw that idea out the window now.
I would either get the "Fear no distance" or "you don't know until you tri" but the "give a girl a great pair of shoes" one is pretty tempting too!

Run with Jess said...

I want the RUNNING TROOPS one... for my hubby!!

ltlindian said...

I want the original triathlon figures medal display. I need one so badly. Mine are hung on my closet door handle... :(

bouchard@midcoast.com
http://ltlindian.blogspot.com

6 Pack Momma said...

I would want a customized rack. One for my blog, She Runs Everywhere :)

Meg said...

I love the "Nothing is Impossible"!

Meg said...

Love the "Nothing is Impossible".

DisneyBride (DB) and DisneyGroom (DG) said...

I would love another Allied Medal hanger. I'd choose one of the Magical Disney themed ones. Love them all!

emmers712 said...

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and good luck at Ragnar this weekend!!! I would love the Female Cityscape medal display!!!

Sue said...

Runner girl!!

Tina Fab said...

love the "Always Earned Never Given" !! these are sooo nice!!

Katrina said...

love the Full Size Tiara one!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Whitney @ French Fry Runner said...

I really like the "Strong Is the New Beautiful" and "Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong."

Whitney @ French Fry Runner said...

I really like "Strong Is the New Beautiful" and "Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong." Of course, the "Give a Girl the Right Pair of Shoes . . ." and "You Don't Know until You Tri" holders are great too!

purplg8r said...

I like the Bling Junkie with the Tiara!

purplg8r said...

I like Bling Junkie with the tiara!

Natalie Torres said...

Give A Girl The Right Pair Of Shoes and She Can Conquer The World is the one I would choose

bobbi said...

pain is temporary, pride is forever! love these!!

Amber said...

I think you should have gone with Bling Junkie.

Although it won't let me enter the contest right now, I love Cityscape 1.0 (Female).

Lynn said...

I would have to go with the Challenge your limits one. I love these!!!