Medal Hooks for your Race Day Bling + A Sponsored Giveaway!

So you got your Disney Run Medal…now what?!  Well, if you are anything like my adorable 7 year old son you will want to wear it everywhere ever so proudly and proclaim to never to take it off…EVER!  Or perhaps, may I suggest option B- A medal hook!  That medal should be on display for all to see your accomplishments driven by sweat, tears, and pixie dust!

Since my children have become running enthusiasts, I have met so many amazing women who share the same passions.  Along this road I met Marcey Futris of Sport Hooks and Ashley Horschel of Horschel Precision Des.  These ladies are amazing and have run more races then I can ever imagine possible.  They both design beautiful medal hooks and both ladies were extra sweet to share a design from their shops with me for this feature!

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Horschel Precision Des is a Veteran owned and operated company located in San Diego, CA. As a team Ashley and her husband whom is a USMC Active Duty Veteran (GOD BLESS YOU!  I raise my flag and thank you for your service and sacrifice for our great country!) design and laser engrave keepsakes in their home wood working shop located within their garage. Horschel Precision Des specializes in Military Memorial Bracelets & custom gifts and keepsakes.  “While my husband specializes in military awards, plaques, and retirement gifts, I love creating memorial bracelets, hand stamps, bottle openers, running accessories like medal holders and much much more. Checkout our Facebook page to see what we’re up to weekly and check back here often for new listings! We love creating custom orders as well so just shoot me a convo with what your looking for!”  (Horschel, 2016)

The medal hooks are made from high quality wood and the meticulous detail is spot on!  Proudly Made in the USA!

Check out our top picks from Horschel Precision Des– an Etsy Shop:

 

 

Top:  She Believed She Could, Kids Medal Holder,  and Memorial Bracelet

Bottom: Dopey Medal Holder

 

challengeSport Hooks was founded in 2005 by an avid marathoner, SportHooks is the ORIGINAL medal hanger. From the heart of Waco, Texas, Marcey and her team  are committed to growing a family-owned and operated business that stands the test of time, yet remains true to its roots.  Each new product is hand selected by the original founder, Marcey Futris, to ensure the perfect blend of practicality, quality, and uniqueness designed to suit clients’ personalities and interests. “We are all driven and passionate about providing a personal touch, whether it involves medal display design input or getting to know our customers and their personal stories. These are the fundamentals that make the SportHook not just a product, but an experience.” (Sport Hooks, 2016)  Talk about driven…Marcey has completed 105 Marathons in all 50 states and 4 continents!  She is truly an inspiration!

Custom orders are welcome!  All SportHooks MEDAL displays, medal hangers AND PRODUCTS are hand-cut from the highest quality of metal!  Medal hangers come customized by the number of hooks needed- 1, 5, or 10 hooks and is very sturdy.  Look for Sport Hooks at the next Run Disney Expo as they are they only medal hanger vendor approved to be at all Disney events!

My top picks from SportHooks:

 

Top: Believe, 13.1 Princess, and Race Bibs

Bottom:  I Run For Wine and Run With The Force

Got Race Bling?!  Enter to win The Challenge Accepted Medal Hook from Sports Hooks!  Details can be found on my Instagam!

Giveaway will be hosted on Instagram, but is not affiliated with IG.  Must complete all required steps for valid entry.  Giveaway ends on 6/10/2016 at 8am EST

Part of your world*

Running in a Disney event has been on my daughter’s bucket list for sometime now.  It is so exciting that we can make this dream come true over and over again.  One of her favorite characters is Ariel from the Little Mermaid.  So, it was only fitting that she would want to run the Princess 5K in an Ariel Run costume.

Ariel

 

This mermaid will join the runners world February 2017.  The tee was found at Hot Topic.

crownEvery princess needs a crown!  Thank you to Melody at Milestones Jewelry on Etsy for the complimentary crown that makes this princess sparkle.   Melody is an avid runner .  She started started running Marathons about 9 years ago to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma in memory of a friend who lost her battle with this cancer. She has  run 8 full marathons, 26.2 miles and countless, Half marathons, 5K’s, 10K’s, Adventure races and Warrior Dashes.   After working 30 years in the corporate world it was time to make a change and follow her passion.
After  completing her first marathon Melody made a rope anklet with silver block letters “26.2” and a runner girl charm. Friends and fellow runners started requesting to purchase similar running and Triathlon Jewelry for Birthdays and to commemorate Milestones in their own lives. So on a 20 miles training run with a friend, Melody came up with the name Milestones Sports Jewelry and a basic business plan.  This was the beginning of her new journey.  “Not in my wildest dream did I think the business would become as successful as it has. We now have a thriving business through this store on Etsy, and our main website as well as many retail and wholesale accounts and selling at Triathlon and Running Expos. We have extended our business to include a great line of Fashion Apparel targeted to runners and Triathletes as well.
I hope you will enjoy shopping in our Etsy Store! I think you will find our jewelry, Apparel and accessories to be unique, and original pieces perfect to commemorate your Milestone accomplishments and to give as thoughtful and memorable gifts for your running and Triathlete friends.” (Tabman, 2016)

On a first hand basis I can tell you Melody and her team are dedicated to delivering the highest quality in jewelry for your next run and quality customer service.  Her personal goal is complete customer satisfaction.

Here are a few of my top picks from Milestones Jewelry– an Etsy Shop:

 

Top: Personalized Custom Engraved Heart BangleRhinestone Tiara,  and Runner Girl Earrings

Bottom: Princess Tiara Dangle Charm and American Flag Heart Sneaker Charm

 

skirt It is the skirt that completes the look!  You can find this Ariel Skirt and so much more at Rock City Skirts.  Amy Maust is the artist behind the sparkle skirts and she started designing them as a fundraiser.  She was running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for clean water on Team World Vision.  The skirts raised over $800!  Her skirts are so admired that she was asked to make more and was led to open Rock City Skirts.  “People kept asking me if I would make more and told me I should go into business.  I refused.  I am a Certified Public Accountant and I wanted to do bookkeeping/ taxes from home.  Well…..after enough people told me to start a business (even if it’s not the business I had in mind), I took it as a sign that I should listen. Rock City Skirts came to life and started selling skirts over the internet and on Etsy at the end of November 2012.”  (Maust, 2016)

The shop includes many Disney themed skirts and headbands.  Amy and her team of super talented sewers are also open to custom designs.  So, if you do  not see what you are looking for you can work together to customize your very own sparkle skirt.

Here are a few of my top picks from Rock City Skirts– an Etsy Shop:
You are going to love these Sparkle Skirts by Rock City Skirts!  Made in children and adult sizes.
Thank you Amy for the complimentary skirt and inspiring a young runner.