Thank you to Allied Medal Hangers for sending me a hanger to review.
This coming Sunday, I will be running half marathon #49. That’s kind of a lot of medals. But that’s not all. Oh, no. I have medals from 5 marathons, 2 Ragnars, 2 17.75K, and a handful of other medals. It’s kind of a little crazy here. (And yes, I’m kind of crazy. It’s ok, I know.)
That pile of medals? Those are the ones that don’t fit on the lovely hanger that my father made me. Yeah, I filled that bad boy right up.
So, recently, I reached out to Allied Medals to see if I could review one of their hangers. I mean, it’s just sad to have your medals in a pile on the floor. Right? Thankfully, they agreed and told me to pick a hanger. Simple, right? Not so much. I wanted them all. OK, not the ones about triathlon. But all the others.
You all know I have a thing for shoes, right?
And I’m trying to run a half marathon in all 50 states…
And I’ve lived in the DC area for 20+ years…
And do I even need to mention beer???
But finally I decided on one and they graciously sent me the 24″ version with 3 bars (hey, a girl’s gotta be ready!).
Isn’t she a beauty? And perfect for my quest.
I immediately noticed how incredibly intricate the cuts were and how sturdy it is.
Beer Geek immediately noticed that the city icons are all in order from west coast to east coast.
Obviously attention to detail is one of their strong suits. Not only that but they are a USA based company. Allied Medals is a small, family owned company in Redmond, Washington, USA. All of their medal hangers are designed, cut, grained, and packaged in their shop. Even better, if you can’t find a hanger that you love, you can have them make a custom one for you.
I admit, I am totally enamored of this medal hanger. It’s absolutely perfect for my collection. It’s very well made, quite sturdy, and reasonably priced. It came packed securely and with all the necessary hardware to hang it up. They also sent ribbon clips to make the medals all hang in a way that you can fill the bars and still see all of the medals (not yet used since I’m waiting to hang it up.)
Now I just need to figure out how I want to group my medals. And when we hang it, we’ll be hanging it in such a way that I can add a custom MCM Mama Runs one with it. Yeah, I’m that girl.
Disclaimer: Allied Medals provided this for review. All opinions are my own.