One of the things I love most about the Marine Corps Marathon is the huge amount of spectator support. From the people lining the streets along much of the races to the amazing Marines and volunteers on the course to the hilarious signs on Hains Point, there are tons of things to look at for most of the course.
I’m linking up with Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney to share some of my favorite ones from the race (and there were so so many more!):
WTF? (where’s the finish?) – This in particular made me laugh because Deena Kastor had just told us a story about how she couldn’t believe someone had a sign that said WTF? and she was wondering if it was even appropriate, until she got close enough to read the fine print.
Any idiot can run. It takes a special kind of idiot to run a marathon. There were moments when this felt so very true.
This seemed like a good idea 4 months ago. And you know this thought when through my head a few times.
You run better than metro. I’ll admit I’m not a fan of the ones that say you run better than the government, but this one? Always makes me laugh and really, some days it feels like it would be faster to run home than take the metro.
Pain is temporary. Internet results are forever. No explanation necessary.
What’s the best sign you’ve ever seen? I want to cheer at MCM next year and I need a good sign LOL.
18 thoughts on “Favorite race signs from Marine Corps Marathon”
This seemed like a good idea 4 months ago is a new one to me and I love it! I don’t have a creative one to add, but do love Don’t poop your pants!
I know I have seen some great signs that have made me laugh but for the life of me cannot remember what they were!
Ha! A special idiot. I edit that and think a special kind of crazy. Then I have an excuse.
At my marathon in September : “You’ve done smarter things drunk”
“Pain is temporary. Internet results are forever.” FRICK YEAH!
I just saw one (and posted about it today) that read “Run like Kanye is giving your medal away to Beyoncé”
I’ve seen one that was something like “You think you trained hard? It took me 6 months to come up with this sign!” It was pretty funny.
I liked “If Trump can run so can you.”
yep, those “it seemed like a good idea xx months ago” signs are always SO.TRUE. lol
Ah, totally thought this was a good idea 4 months ago… I thought that to myself while I was running my marathon in the spring. The crazy things we do!!
I like the one about the special idiot! I haven’t seen that one before.
I saw one last weekend at NY that said “I trained for a whole week to be able to hold up this sign”
I laughed out loud when I read it.
When my sister ran MCM last year she said she saw some of the best signs there! Those DC people sure are creative!
WTF? I like that one…
I haven’t seen the “Internet Results are Forever” one before, but that’s great, and of course, very true!
I just posted about one of my favorite race signs. When I ran the Chicago Marathon someone held a sign that read “I will never do what you are doing!” (Never say never!)
Haha! I love the second one. Can’t wait to be that kind of special idiot sometime next year 😛
BLISTERS are just braille for ‘AWESOME’
I did this for a free banana ?
Toenails are for sissies.
You know the first guy who did this DIED ?
Wait – I thought I was signing up for a RUM.