LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (12/21/17) – The Little Rock Marathon unveiled its 2018 finisher’s medals as it makes preparations for another sell-out event, confirming the race is quickly reaching its participant limit.
The 16th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is slated for March 2 – 4 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
“For many years, the Little Rock Marathon medals have set a standard in the marathon industry,” said Geneva Lamm, co-executive director of the Little Rock Marathon. “Our medals are an extraordinary keepsake that celebrates each participant’s finish.”
According to Lamm, the medal is a significant factor in the event’s growing popularity and sold-out races each year.
The 2018 family of finisher medals feature the race’s medieval theme, as well as the race director’s “smooch.” According to Pharis, the marathon medal is 8 ½ inches, weighs more than 2 ¼ pounds and has a built-in bottle opener at the top of the design.
The half marathon finisher’s medal is 4 ½ inches and weighs more than 11 ounces and also has a built-in bottle opener at the top of the design.
Other events taking place during race weekend include the Little Rock Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Heifer International, Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health, the Little Rock 10K, the Little Rock 5K and the Little Rockers Kids Marathon, presented by Delta Dental of Arkansas.
The 2018 Little Rock Marathon is also sponsored in part by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Heart of Arkansas, Everett Infiniti, Dassault Falcon Jet, Premium Refreshment, CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas, Little Rock Marriott, Hatcher Agency, KARK Channel 4, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, Rock City Running, Hiland Dairy, MeTV (Little Rock KMYA), Loreal USA and KTHV Channel 11.
Registration will be available online through 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 23, 2018 or the race is sold out.
To view the video of the 2018 finisher medals, click here
For more information about deadline, details and the race, visit www.littlerockmarathon.com