Not running a spring marathon this year? Make a fellow runner smile by going down to support. Take a sign with you and cheer them up. I’ll never forget the sign I saw during Brighton marathon that said “Run! Zombies are chasing you!” Be encouraging or be funny. Either way don’t go for the old “Nearly there” atย mile 3. It’s neither funny or original and quite possibly dangerous – for you!

From the LA Marathon. Courtesy of Concrete Cornfields on Flickr.

Colorado. Courtesy of Pavement Pieces on Flickr.

Sign at Boston marathon. Courtesty of WBUR on Flickr.

From the Las Vegas marathon – courtesy of fellow blogger Wendy. She’s got a few more that are worth checking out.

What’s the funniest sign you’ve seen a supporter holding during a race?

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  1. Abby's Road April 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Have you checked out this?

    Geoff’s friends left signs at every mile marker.
    It’s amazing!

  2. LazyGirl April 8, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    That’s great Abby. Thanks for sharing!

  3. IWillBeARunner April 11, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Hehehe… I have not ran a race yet but now I will be looking for funny and amazing signs ๐Ÿ™‚ Those were great!

  4. a runners' life April 15, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Funny signs are great during longer distances. They take your mind of the gruelling run for just a few moments which can make all the difference ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. K, like in caKe April 19, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    “Stop reading this sign and get running” – at around mile 23 on Sunday :o)

  6. GF Girl June 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    I think the best signs I have seen were at the Houston Marathon this year (

  7. Anonymous July 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    “Worst parade ever!” ๐Ÿ™‚

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