AMHERSTBURG, Ontario – (June 15, 2012) – The World Alzheimer’s Day Run For Heroes Marathon (RFH Marathon), the official run commemorating the War of 1812 Bicentennial celebration between Canada and the United States, has released the medal design that successful racers will receive upon completion of their race. The event, with full marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K, will be held on September 22-23, 2012.
The unique medal design features the official logo designed by the 1812 Committee of the Southern First Nations Secretariat. This logo was designed after much consultation and research. Both the British and American flag are tattered and surround the Eagle Staff. The South West was considered a “no man’s land” following the Battle of the Thames and throughout the war; both sides experience gains, victories, loses and defeats.
The Eagle in the center honors the roll the First Nations had in the entire conflict and especially in the South West. The overarching blue circle is a reminder that, surrounded by water, the highways of 1812, the region was integral in the transportation of the goods, information and armies in the war. The medal is adorned with a full color sublimated ribbon and depending on the distance completed, is gold, pewter, bronze or a smaller version of the gold.
“Medals are something that interest most runners, whether they keep them in a box or proudly on display, a well-designed medal is always a hit at race expos where runners go through booths selecting what their next race will be” says Chris Uszynski, race director and founder of the event. “Each runner in every distance will receive the six-colored commemorative medal at the finish line.”
More information and registration for all races can be found at: www.runningflat.com
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