It has been awhile since I posted, but I just came across this article about the coolest race medals of the year thus far. I have one of the medals (Disney), and at least four of the others would have been very manageable to obtain from Memphis (and I might try obtaining the Jackson, MS, and Little Rock, AR ones next year).
I will say that it seems that size matters for these medals, but the one for the ODDyssey Half Marathon is amazing and original. They have taken the idea of a bottle opener and took it up a notch by making the medal a mountable bottle opener! Very cool! I do feel that the Oak Barrel Half can hosed on not being included, but it is still a solid list.
So anyway, you can find the entire list here.
I think that I will do my own top ten list of race medals at some point. Maybe a top ten of the ones I have earned as well as a top ten of all that I have seen.