The Afton Trail Run finishers Medals will be different in 2021, and quite possibly going forward. This is for a number of reasons. One is so that we can more easily ship them when needed. Secondly, my friend and former race director Larry and his wife Colleen spent years going into the woods, cutting trees, hauling them home, drying them, cutting them into discs with a miter saw, drying the discs more, screen-printing the fronts, then the backs, then drilling a hole, tying twine, separating into bins and getting them to me… four times a year, for our four major events, 1000’s of medals per year – it’s time we give them a little bit of a break. This new design is still printed on wood, it is clean and simple, and they are still made by some friends of ours, I really like it – I think you will too. I have removed the distances and year from the medal but have left a large space on the back if you want to write in a note with a fine-tipped sharpie; the year, the distance you ran, your time, or anything else, a memory perhaps. No more waste, no more throwing out or burning dated medals due to DNS or DNFs, etc.