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Local Bay Area Designer Wins Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Medal Design Competition
“I just thought it would be really cool to finish the race and receive the medal I designed,” said Gin L. Chieng, winner of the Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco medal design competition.
Cheing won a free entry to the 2016 race as part of her grand prize, and is now gearing up for her first half marathon set for April 3. Her winning design resembles that of a postage stamp featuring San Francisco landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid.
“I thought a lot of people would be travelling for this particular race,” explained Chieng. “The idea is it’s just a souvenir. It would be nice for participants from other places, that when they finish they have this medal like a souvenir. It’s a token of the memory.”
The Taipei native, now a Santa Clara resident, heard about the competition after running her first 1ok in the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose last September. As a product and user experience designer, the project was right up her alley. Chieng works at Intel Security in software design as her day job but enjoys doing small side projects that are more visual and creative.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon event staff opened up the medal competition to further integrate the local community calling upon San Francisco’s local artists, design students, and every day creative minds. The winner was promised a monetary prize in addition to free race entry in the 2016 race.
Now Chieng sets her sights on the 13.1 mile goal, her first ever half marathon, with her medal waiting at the finish line.
“When you’re running you have all these people on the streets cheering for you,” said Chieng. “Running with all the other participants is such a great experience.”