Everyone who takes part in the Great Yorkshire Run in September will have the opportunity to win their very own medal. A custom made gold medal will be awarded to the 2012th runner across the finish line, while four sterling silver medals will be awarded to people picked at random.
All five medals, which are worth more than £250 each, have been specially produced by Sheffield Assay Office. Each one will include a special commemorative hallmark celebrating the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS) marched onto the Knavesmire Racecourse in York today in front of family, friends and race goers to receive their Operational Service medals.
Private Matthew Thornton, who was killed in action, was given the Elizabeth Cross, which was collected by his family.
The Duke of York is presenting service medals to the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment today. Prince Andrew will honour 31 servicemen and women who've been in Afghanistan at a ceremony at York racecourse.