FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amherstburg's Run for Hereos Marathon Medal Design is a
Historical Keepsake Worth Running For.
AMHERSTBURG, Ontario, June 5, 2012-The World Alzheimer's Day Run For Heroes
Marathon (RFH Marathon), the official run commemorating the war of 1812
Bicentennial celebration between Canada and the United States, has released
the medal design that successful racers will receive upon completion of
The medal design features the official logo designed by the 1812 Committee
of the Southern First Nations Secretariat. This logo was designed after
much consultation and research. Both the British and American flag are
tattered and surround the Eagle Staff. The South West was considered a 'no
man's land' following the Battle of the Thames and throughout the war; both
sides experience gains, victories, loses and defeats. The Eagle in the
centre honours the roll the First Nations had in the entire conflict and
especially in the South West. The overarching blue circle reminds us that,
surrounded by water, the highways of 1812, our region was integral in the
transportation of the goods, information and armies in the war. The medal
is adorned with a full colour sublimated ribbon and depending on the
distance completed, is gold, pewter, bronze or a smaller version of the
"Medals are something that interest most runners, whether they keep them in
a box or proudly on display, a well-designed medal is always a hit at race
expos where runners go through booths selecting what their next race will
be" says Chris Uszynski, race director and founder of the run. Uszynski
notes "Each runner in every distance will receive the six-coloured
commemorative medal at the finish line."
The RFH Marathon features a Boston Qualifier full marathon, half-marathon,
10k, and 5k race.
September 22, 2012: 5K race at 10:30 a.m.
September 23, 2012: Marathon and Half Marathon at 7:15 a.m. with the 10K at
Proceeds of the race go to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor Essex for
Caregiver Programs www.alzheimerwindsor.com
Runners are asked to raise money through pledge forms and donations.
More information and registration can be found online at