The race medal is a booming business.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, race medals are “competitive” currency in the world of road races. Whether you finish first or last, you can get a medal at many (if not most) road races around the country. Many runners pick races based on the bling.

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But once the race is done and the medal is draped around your neck—what’s next?

A lot of runners have a plan on what they do with medals, but many don’t know. Here are some common ideas:

Display them!
Donate them!
Practical-ize them!
Find a child!