How important is a race medal? Is it to remember and reminisce, or to show off you accomplishments. I have never turned down a medal at a finish line, but often I wonder why I keep them. For me, racing is mostly about the race. I would, in most cases, prefer to pay 20 bucks less and not receive a medal and T-shirt. What is your thoughts. Medal or no medal? Would you still race if no medals where given?