Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

Are You a Fan of “A Christmas Story”?

If you are a fan of the classic movie “A Christmas Story”, time is running out to register for a virtual run that will get you this awesome medal:

2014 Finisher’s Medal

If you haven’t seen the movie, the picture on the medal will mean nothing to you.  But if you have seen it, you are giggling right now.

Thirty one years ago this movie was released in theatres, but its real success did not come until it was played on television.  It is now considered a Christmas classic.  Many (including myself) consider it to be one of the top Christmas films ever made.  In my opinion it was a movie that was a little ahead of its time, somehow managing a sweet, nostalgic feel, combined with a wicked sense of humour.

Last year the first “A Christmas Story Run” was held in Cleveland, where there is actually a museum  housed in the same home used for the movie.  When I read about this race, after the fact, on the blog Salty Running, I was so upset I had missed out.  Not that I would have made it to Cleveland, but the race also holds a virtual version, sending out the medal and shirt , plus some Olvatine (again, you have to know the movie) to registrants.  “Pepper” at Salty Running kindly offered up her medal to me (both she and her husband had one)  if I was willing to donate to charity and run 10k.  The boys and I went shopping for the local charity Toy Mountain and then our family went out for a winter run…

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earning what is my favourite medal ever…

2013 Finisher’s Medal

You may notice a leg lamp theme!  I am expecting one year to see a pink bunny, a bar of soap, Chinese food, and a Red Rider BB gun.  Again, watch the movie if you want any of this to make sense!

If you are interested in the virtual run, check out their website at http://www.achristmasstoryrun.com/