We can now reveal the 2018 medal – designed to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, which will take place on 11 March at Woking Leisure Centre. ENTER NOW.
The medal is slightly larger than the 2017 medal to accommodate the “5 YEARS” engraving below the ribbon join. A confetti border encases the red circular body of the medal – which details the event logo. Medals will be presented to all Kids Race, 5km and Half Marathon finishers on 11 March 2018.
History of Surrey Half Marathon – by medals.
2014 – The first Surrey Half Marathon medal! Featuring a road border and cut-out detailing. The logo printed on the ribbon contained both Guildford and Woking: the race started and finished at Guildford Spectrum.
2015 – New route, and new medal design! We have heard all kinds of rumours about why we changed the route – and it had nothing to do with the councils! The actual reason is because the road configurations of the new route were more suitable for the increasing number of runners attending the race. This is Becky’s favourite medal.
2016 – Be there, or be square! 2XU became our title partner. We dramatically increased the size of the medal which proved very popular! We love the road ribbon but not everyone was keen, so it has not been re-introduced. 🙁
2017 – The year of the blingy gold medal – and our NEW 5km race! Mercer increased their involvement in the event from volunteer partner to title sponsor. Read more about their services here.
We were really proud to offer gold medals to our finishers. 3 medals were designed for the Kids Race, 5km and Half Marathon. The distances were featured in cut-out detailing in the centre of the medal. The logo was impregnated into silk for the ribbon – a design feature which has been rolled out across all aat-events and BRUTAL run medals. Hollie was really proud of her design until we got complaints that it looked like a chocolate coin…
2018 – 5th year anniversary medal – and easily the longest design process out of the lot. We were determined to stick with a circular medal, but wanted something that would really stand out from other medals. It needed to celebrate our 5th year anniversary; and satisfy the kids, 5km and half marathon runners. Hollie refused to let Toby “ruin it” with yellow enamel bananas. They agreed on confetti.
A few mad moments later, the banana medals re-appeared in designs “for another event, then.” Then came the egg medals with bacon ribbons, and then cereal box flyers. A quick call was made to Loseley House and within 5 minutes the Breakfast Run at Loseley event was added to the aat-events calendar!