Featured in the December 2012 issue of Runner's World!
You should NOT be stashing those race numbers in a drawer or box! Celebrate your triathlon, marathon, 5k or any other endurance event with Mile Stones™ to remind you of your accomplishment! Great conversation piece for the coffee table, in the man-cave, the counter at your store or as a paperweight in the office. Great way to commemorate a milestone race!
This listing is for a set of four 4 x 4 tile coasters incorporating your sealed race bib (or a copied image), so the bib won't peel off or wear away. Bottoms are lined with cork to prevent damaging your furniture. Coasters come in a white 8x8 display/storage box for easy safe-keeping, but you'll want to leave these out!
Some bibs are larger or smaller than 8x8. I trim the bib to fit the coasters. Some text may be lost, but my priority is to maintain the most important data such as the year and event name.
Approximately 95% of customers prefer that a laser color copy of the original bib be used. I completely understand the panic of parting with an original bib, so there are 2 options:
1) Email a .jpg image and we'll reduce or enlarge it to fit. (most commonly chosen option!)
2) Mail the original bib and we'll make the copy.
Color copies offer some flexibility, in that they can be reduced or enlarged to better fit the coasters. Check out the album "Race Bib Coasters" on Facebook for examples of originals vs. copies: http://on.fb.me/qC9SQr. It's not possible to enlarge a smaller bib to fit the full surface area of a tile unless using a scanned image that we have enlarged.
Once purchased, your confirmation email will include instructions for mailing or emailing your bib. Current turn-around time is approximately 3-4 weeks from receipt of bib.
Check out our press!:
Featured in March 2010 Active.com article as one of Coach Jenny Hadfield's "11 Running Gear Must-Haves For Spring"! http://www.active.com/gear/Articles/Coach-Jennys-11-Running-Gear-Must-Haves-for-Spring.htm?cmp=1747
Runner's World 11 Holiday gifts for runners! http://ow.ly/7P2vG
Also featured in the May/June 2011 issue of Women's Running Magazine as one of Coach Jenny Hadfield's "Favorite Things"!
As seen on ABC News Chicago here: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources&id=8149149
Gift certificates also available! http://www.etsy.com/listing/69939675/gift-certificate-set-of-4-race-bib.
Not dishwasher safe. Wipe with damp cloth to clean. Avoid prolonged exposure to liquid.
View other items here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/26MileStones
Thanks for choosing handmade and for allowing Mile Stones the opportunity to help commemorate your race! Happy Training!