National Finisher’s Medal Day
National Finisher’s Medal Day:
This day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of march as a sign of respect and celebration of the effort’s runners undertake to achieve their goals of finishing the race.
|2022||6th March||Sunday||United States|
|2023||5th March||Sunday||United States|
|2024||4th March||Sunday||United States|
Why Finisher’s Medal Day?
The human endeavor should be regarded and acknowledged with respect, and this is the message Finisher’s Medal Day aims to spread. It is the day marked to encourage everyone who is striving to reach and complete a personal goal. The support shown by different individuals can motivate these people and be a building block towards their success.
Thousands of women and men train for long hours for weeks and months at a stretch to achieve the goals they have set for themselves in the field of racing and running. They exercise, diet, practice, and persevere before going to their workplaces, after caring for their families and keeping other commitments. On the first Sunday of every March, this day is to commemorate the efforts and sacrifices of these warriors who take out time from their busy schedules to train for their dreams.
Every year, cities worldwide hold events such as triathlons, endurance races, half and full marathons for these competitors. Some participants have been training for their entire lives as they aspired to be athletes, others who just started-out and tested the waters. Many are re- starters as they had given up on their dreams but found the motivation again. Some are amputees or differently-abled who have unmeasurable strength and power. Finisher’s Medal Day recognizes each of these individuals who dared to dream and crossed that finished line.
The Finisher’s Medal Day not only celebrates these brave hearts who dare to cross the line, but also the reception of this medal is a lifetime achievement. It reminds us that it is important to finish something, to see an end to it. Completing a race should be the most rewarding experience after the months of hard work trainees put in for the races. It is a huge accomplishment for competitors to achieve an antique finish, and a medal for the sake of this memory is highly accomplishing. Recognition of efforts to pursue your goals is an act of humanity that is reminded by the Finisher’s Medal Day.
The next Finisher’s Medal Day is on March 7th. 2021. The first Finisher’s Medal Day was observed on March 4th, 2018.
How Can We Observe Finisher’s Medal Day?
It is extremely important to support each other as human beings. Acknowledging someone’s worth is a significant step that you can take to push them towards their goal. Support and appreciate athletes who crossed the finish line. Regard anybody who is progressing towards their goal and encourage them to reach their line of success.
- Believe in yourself
The realization of self-worth is the first step towards the finish line of success. Let this day be a reminder to you to push yourself towards your goals. Let the hundreds of finishers motivate you to take up the challenge. Train hard, practice and never give up as crossing that end line is rewarding and does deserve celebration.
Share your inspiring stories with others who are looking for that little motivation to pick up what they left. A Finisher’s Medal is a huge deal, a lifetime achievement, so do not hide it. Be proud of yourself and share your stories of determination and hard work to aspirants. The Finisher’s Medal Day is a great opportunity for you to bask in the glory of your achievement and share your news of success with the world. This, in turn, will motivate hundreds of people to achieve their own goals and run across the finish line with pride.
Use #FinishersMedalDay and #NationFinishersMedalDay to share your story of pride on social media pages today!
Interesting Facts on Finisher’s Medal Day:
Here are some interesting facts related to the subject for you to enjoy the day –
- Pheidippides, the Greek soldier, was the first to earn a Finisher’s Medal as he ran 25 miles approximately to deliver the message of victory of Athens over Persia and diee.
- Katherine Switzer was the woman who proved in 1967 that the Finisher’s Medal is a feat not only meant for men, as she ran the entire Boston Marathon and crossed the finish line.
History of Finisher’s Medal Day:
Finisher’s Medal Day was first observed and founded by The Little Rock Marathon. They began this tradition in March of 2018 to congratulate athletes’ endurance all over their world and respect their spirits. The Little Rock Marathon began in 2003 and organized races and marathons for people of all ages around the United States of America and other cities of the world. They make sure to honor everyone who crossed that finish line, achieve their dreams, and materialized their determination. They encourage more aspirants to join in the physical and sporty endeavors to cross the race’s finish line.