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Post  Peg Coover on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:33 am

My first time really spectating a running event. It's a Double Half Marathon--one tomorrow and one Sunday. There might be about 200 runners.

Ideas for signs?

I thought one for Sunday might say....Didn't I do this YESTERDAY? or Deja Vu

What's your favorite sign to see on the sidelines?
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Mark B on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:49 am

I HAVE
TRAINED
SIX MONTHS
TO HOLD
THIS SIGN

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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:12 am

I always love the one "This was a good idea 3 months ago"
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Post  nkrichards on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:15 am

One of our favorites at Portland last weekend was a huge white sign that said...

MOTIVATIONAL

SIGN
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Mike MacLellan on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:25 am

If the crowd will have some college/post-college runners, internet memes are always fun. I mean, I'd get a kick out of them, anyway.

"ERMAHGERD, DERBER HERF MERERTHERN."
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Post  Jerry on Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:05 am

4 more years or 4 more weeks, your pick. lol!
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  JohnP on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:20 pm

You're almost done (at mile 20)
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:44 pm

"Longest. Mile. Ever." At mile 1.
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Post  Nick Morris on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:02 pm

At Mile 1. "You're Almost Done!!"
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:40 pm

At the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, there is a sign at the 0.3 mile mark (every year I understand for at least the last 25), that says, "9 miles to go". Gets me laughing every time. Kind of like the sign that says "Entering Brookline" at the 3 mile mark in Boston (Brookline doesn't appear on the course until mile 23).

Have fun doing this, Peg.
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Post  Julie on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:48 pm

I can't remember the exact wording but it was funny something like "you think you're tired, my arms are sore holding this sign" or something like that. Anything to put a smile on their faces, I figure.
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Peg Coover on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:54 pm

@Mark B wrote:I HAVE
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SIX MONTHS
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THIS SIGN



LOVE!
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Post  Peg Coover on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:55 pm

@Mike MacLellan wrote:"Longest. Mile. Ever." At mile 1.

LOVE!
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Chris M on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:58 pm

At Chicago on Sunday I saw someone holding a sign that said "I'm very proud of you, random stranger!" that made me chuckle.
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Dave-O on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:25 pm

@Chris M wrote:At Chicago on Sunday I saw someone holding a sign that said "I'm very proud of you, random stranger!" that made me chuckle.

My favorite from Sunday was "Paul Ryan Finished Yesterday."
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Bob on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:36 pm

Had a friend at Chicago a couple years ago that held a sign that said, "Run You Bitches!"

Got a lot of laughs and comments (one not so good) about that one.
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Peg Coover on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:37 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@Chris M wrote:At Chicago on Sunday I saw someone holding a sign that said "I'm very proud of you, random stranger!" that made me chuckle.

My favorite from Sunday was "Paul Ryan Finished Yesterday."

Good one!

I ended up with 4 signs on paper sacks that I will just set out and weight down:

What took you so long?
10 mile warm up done--5K starts now.
Longest. Mile. Ever. (at mile one)
Almost there! (at mile 0.1)

and on 2 posters (one that I am hanging on some landscaping fence and one to hold front or back depending)

I trained 6 months to make this sign. (really)
There's a Zombie behind you!
Chafe now--Brag later

That was a lot of work! I have some patio bricks to weigh down the sacks. I just need someone to take the one to mile 3 for me--there should be some vehicle or bicycle running around. I have one blank side on one poster if I come up with anything else.
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  fostever on Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:30 pm

1 mile to go, I think! I just thought of this one. Has anybody else heard this lady yell, "one mile to go," just past the 24 mile marker in Chicago? I swear every year I hear this, arrrggghhh!
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Bob on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:13 pm

"If a marathon was easy, it would be called your mother."
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Post  dot520 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:03 pm

@Bob wrote:"If a marathon was easy, it would be called your mother."

BWaaaaah!Exclamation
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Re: Spectator Signs Ideas

Post  Glenn on Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Worst.
Parade.
Ever.

(with a picture of Comic Book Guy)
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Post  Peg Coover on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:32 pm

@Glenn wrote:Worst.
Parade.
Ever.

(with a picture of Comic Book Guy)

That one cracked me up at Twin Cities last year!!

I bought more posters for day 2 of this event.

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Post  Glenn on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:41 pm

@Peg Coover wrote:
@Glenn wrote:Worst.
Parade.
Ever.

(with a picture of Comic Book Guy)

That one cracked me up at Twin Cities last year!!


I saw it at Grandmas 2011. Maybe it was the same Minnesotan at both races.
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