Custom 5k and 10k Running Medals for Victors and finishers

Written by Robin Brown on November 1, 2022
Medals must be included in the awards sections if you organize a Running competition. You will need high-quality personalized medals to recognize the winner's outstanding achievement and also for the finisher's accomplishment.
When I returned with the winning medal, my mother was thrilled. Every medal has numerous unknown stories. Winners' tales and the stories that led to their success.

Custom running medals are given in almost every running competition. Especially in marathons and half marathons. 5k and 10k races provide custom running medals for winners as well as finishers. These medals are the memento of their hard work. Competitions like the commonwealth, Olympics and world championships are the primary example of medal-giving competitions.  Besides that, some organizations organize 5k and 10k running competitions for promoting various causes.

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10k Running

The 10K run is a long-distance running competition over a ten-kilometer course (6.2 miles). It is one of the most frequent forms of road running event, alongside the shorter 5K and larger half marathon and marathon. It is also known as the 10K road race, 10 km, or just 10K. It is distinguishable from the 10,000-meter track running event by reporting the distance in kilometers rather than meters.
As one of the smallest frequent road distances, many 10K events draw many spectators. The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia, had over 55,000 competitors in 2011, while the Vancouver Sun Run and Bolder Boulder had close to 50,000 runners.

The popularity of 10K events stems from the distance being long enough for most adults to be a challenge yet short enough for an inexperienced runner to complete. If you are thinking about organizing such an event you must have some 10k running medals in your arsenal. 

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5k Running 

The 5K run is a long-distance competition over a five-kilometer course (3.107 mi). It is the smallest of the most frequent road running lengths and is also known as the 5K road race, 5 km, or just 5K. It is distinguishable from the 5000-meter track running event by reporting the distance in kilometers rather than meters. And the winners are awarded with 5k running medals.

The 5K distance is popular among rookie or rarely runners or joggers since it is relatively easy to finish the distance without endurance training. This also makes the distance appropriate for persons who want to improve or maintain their overall physical fitness rather than develop long-distance running talents.
Because the distance is short, it takes less time to complete the exercise and allows individuals of all ages and abilities to participate. Five kilometres is the end of endurance running from a physiological standpoint.
Because of the activity's simplicity, low cost, and moderate exercise intensity are frequently suggested by medical organizations and healthcare practitioners.
Regular 5K runs, like any physical activity, can enhance cardiovascular function, reduce body fat, and have mental health benefits. 5k running medals are the attraction for all the competitors.

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Commonwealth Games 

The Commonwealth Games, sometimes known as the Friendly Games, are an international multi-sport tournament with competitors from the Commonwealth of Nations. The tournament was originally conducted in 1930 and has been held every four years since 1942 and 1946. From 1930 to 1950, the Commonwealth Games were known as the British Empire Games, then the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966, and finally the British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974. Athletes with disabilities are completely integrated into their national teams, making the Commonwealth Games the first truly inclusive international multi-sport event. The Games became the first worldwide multi-sport event in 2018 to have an equal number of medal events for men and women.

Athletics is one of the sports that compete in the quadrennial Commonwealth Games. Since the initial edition of the event's antecedent, the 1930 British Empire Games, it has been a Commonwealth Games sport. It is a fundamental sport that must be featured in the sports program of each Games edition.
Winners are awarded medals in these running events.
Winners of the last commonwealth game.

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IAAF World Cross Country

The World Athletics Cross Country Championships is the most significant international cross-country running tournament. It was started in 1973 when it replaced the International Cross Country Championships and was previously contested yearly and organized by World Athletics (formerly the IAAF). It was a yearly competition until 2011 when World Athletics modified it to a biannual event.

The World Cross Country Championships have traditionally consisted of four races: one for men (12 km), one for women (8 km), and one for junior men (8 km) and junior women (8 km) (6 km). Individuals and national teams were scored separately. In the team tournament, the highest six scoring from a team of up to nine are added together for the men and women, and the lowest score wins. The top three from a team of up to four are scored in the junior races.
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The World Athletics Championships are an athletics competition held every two years and organized by World Athletics (formerly IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations). Along with the Olympic Games, these are the world's highest level championships for senior international outdoor track and field athletics competitions, including marathon running and race walking. World Athletics holds separate World Championships for other outdoor events, such as cross-country running and the half-marathon, as well as indoor and age-group championships.
The World Championships were established in 1976 in reaction to the International Olympic Committee's decision to remove the men's 50-kilometer walk off the Olympic program for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, despite its continuous attendance at the games since 1932. Instead, a month and a half after the Olympics, the IAAF elected to stage its world championship events.
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Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games, sometimes known as the Olympiad Games, are a significant international multi-sport event held every four years. The first Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and the most recent Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2021. The International Olympic Committee organizes the Games and monitors the preparations in the host city. Gold medals are awarded for first place in each Olympic event, silver medals for second place, and bronze medals for third place; this practice began in 1904. The Winter Olympics arose from the popularity of the Summer Olympics. It is the world's largest and most prestigious multi-sport international event.

Since the start of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics, athletics has competed in every Summer Olympics. The athletics program's origins may be traced back to ancient Greek Olympic events. Track and field events, road running, and race walking events are part of the current schedule. Cross country running was included in previous editions but was discontinued following the 1924 Summer Olympics.

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Why does a running competition need custom running medals for prize giving ceremonies?

The key reasons for awarding medals are to motivate the runners, establish a pleasant learning environment, and increase individual motivation. A medal after a performance can build confidence since it provides positive reinforcement related to performance indicators. For example, if you want to win the sprint next month, looking at medals will drive you to give your best in the arena.

Another benefit of distributing custom running medals is that it may promote a good learning environment. Players will feel appreciated for their efforts if rewarded for great performances and good play parts. Consequently, they will desire to improve and become better people and players.

Another advantage of using Trophies to recognize work is that it enhances motivation.If you set a goal for a group or a group of people and provide a reward or trophy to the person who achieves it, they will be more motivated to achieve it. 

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Some Famous Medal winners

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei is a long-distance runner from Uganda. He is the reigning Olympic champion in the 5000m and silver medalist in the 10,000m, as well as the World champion (10,000m) and World Cross Country champion. Cheptegei now holds world records in the 5000m and 10,000m and the 15km road race. He also holds the Ugandan record in the 5 km, and 10 km runs.

Cheptegei is the tenth person in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world records simultaneously, which he established in 2020.

In 2017, he won silver in the 10,000m race at the World Championships in London.

Rhonex Kipruto

Rhonex Kipruto (born October 12, 1999) is a long-distance runner from Kenya. He is the 2018 10,000m global U20 champion and the bronze medallist in the 2019 10,000m world championships. 

Kipruto established a 10km road race world record in Valencia on January 12, 2020, with timing of 26:24. Joshua Cheptegei set the previous world record of 26:38 in Valencia on December 1, 2019. Benard Kimeli (Kenya) placed second, following Kipruto in 27:12, while Julien Wanders of Switzerland finished third in 27:13, a new European record. Kipruto ran 13:18 for the first half and 13:06 for the second. Wanders beat his previous European record by 12 seconds.

Sifan Hassan

Sifan Hassan is a Dutch middle and long-distance runner of Ethiopian origin. She won gold medals in the 5000 and 10,000 meters and a bronze medal in the 1500 meters in a historic triple at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hassan is the first athlete in Olympic history to win medals in the middle and long distances in the same Games. She is the second woman in Olympic history to achieve an Olympic distance double.

Hassan won the 1500m and 10,000m championships at the World Athletics Championships in 2019, becoming the only athlete (male or female) in history to win both races at a single World Championships or Olympic Games.  She won bronze in the 1500m in 2015 and the 5000m in 2017, finishing fifth in the 1500m. Hassan is a three-time World Indoor Championships medalist, having won gold in the 1500m in 2016, silver in the 3000m, and bronze in the 1500m in 2018. She won six European medals (two of which were cross-country crowns) and one European indoor medal. She is a three-time Diamond League champion, having won the 1500m/5000m double in 2019.

Almaz Ayana Eba

Almaz Ayana Eba (Oromo: Almaaz Ayyanaa Eebbaa; Amharic: born November 21, 1991) is an Ethiopian female long-distance runner who participates in the 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m races. She smashed the world mark for 10,000 meters established in 1993 when winning gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Almaz won the 10,000m gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London, finishing 46 seconds ahead of the runner-up.
Almaz took bronze in the 5000 meters at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Almaz won her first senior 5000m gold in Marrakech in 2014, upsetting favorite Genzebe Dibaba in a championship record of 15:32.72. She won the 5000m more than 24 seconds a month later at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech.
She competed in the 10,000 meters for the first time in the Ethiopian Olympic trials in Hengelo, Netherlands, in June 2016. She won in 30:07, the quickest debut time ever.

Custom Running Medals with Vivipins

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When you put on a sporting event, Vivipins acknowledges the magnitude of your accomplishments, and we strive to offer a product that fits such an achievement. We use high-quality materials and cutting-edge technology, combining it all with the years of experience of our creative and inspired staff. We are your one-stop-shop for your custom running medals requirements, whether for a 5k, a marathon, an Ironman, or a Spartan event.

It isn't easy to plan races and sporting events. Bringing people together, promoting physical fitness, promoting well-being, and aiding individuals in identifying and achieving their goals are all critical.

Send Vivipin your logo or any other race-related materials you want to see on your sports running medal. One of our great painters will begin aesthetically, elegantly, and harmoniously putting it all together. After you have completed your artwork, our experts will go over your personalization options with you. These options include the base metal, whether you want inlay colours or textures, and if you want the metal to have certain forms, thicknesses, or plating. After your logo personalization is complete, we may provide complimentary proof to guarantee you receive the exact item you desire.

Article written by Robin Brown
Robin Brown is part of the content team at Vivipins where he develops resources to help customers start and grow their own businesses.
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