I really haven't been running all that long. Yet, after my first race or two I was really puzzled how to display my medals. At first, they just got piled up on a book shelf, forgotten, unseen. Then, while I was at the Disneyland Half Marathon, I came across Sport Hooks at the Expo and found the answer to my quandary.
Sport Hooks is the brainchild of Marcey, owner of the company. As an avid marathoner (putting that mildly -- she's finished nearly 100!) she was faced with the same issue as I, albeit at a somewhat larger scale. With her husband, she created a series of really snazzy hooks that you hang on your wall to display your hard-won metal. The hooks come in two main sizes: five and ten, and each hook can hold up to five medals. The hooks come in a myriad of designs and you can commission your own custom design.
Run out of room? Add on a bar, either below or next to your original hooks.
The hooks are made from sturdy metal and include two color-matched screws to attach your swag to the wall. I found the screws to be too small, however, to work with drywall anchors and ended up using non-color matched screws. However, the hooks work exactly as advertised and they function exactly as advertised.
Lastly, I had the pleasure of speaking with Marcey and her husband about their business and running. They are really terrific people who love what they do. They gave me some great advice on my running. Check them out at www.sporthooks.com