It took nearly a month, but it did arrive...the December 2, 2012 Scottsdale Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon Finisher's medal!
With 60 runners still to cross the finish line, they ran out of medals. The organizer was standing there to apologize to each of us as we arrived at the finish line. After doing this race for 25 years, they never imagined that this year's race would have so many participants. Good news for them and the event...it means that it's growing. Bad news for those of us who really like getting the bling. I know from organizing events that it's a tough process, forecasting for an event, planning for no-shows, last minute registrations and still not get stuck with a surplus of useless medals at the end of it all.
But they came through, and quickly too.
So now the state of Arizona hangs on my 50 States-50 Half Marathon medal rack.