There are also events in which medals are awarded to people other than athletes. What kind of event?

Medals were also awarded to guide runners who run with visually impaired people.

Some visually impaired athletes run with a guide runner who acts as a substitute for their eyes. Guide runners guide the runners with safety first, informing them of the course, corners, other runners' positions and times, and supporting course planning. The two competitors hold each other's tethers (accompaniment ropes) and run like a tripod, fighting together. Medals are also awarded to the guide runners. (In long-distance events over 5000m, up to two guide runners can be substituted, but medals will only be awarded if one person accompanies the runner.)