27 Funny Marathon Sign Suggestions

The best part of ANY race are the spectators, their cowbells, their smiling faces, AND THEIR SIGNS. I don't think people understand what it means to us runners to have them as a distraction. To have their energy. I HATE races without spectators. They are infinitely more difficult. I couldn't imagine running a marathon without spectators.

There is no better or worse sign. From hilarious signs to inspirational signs, they all are wonderful. I live for a funny sign. I resolve to a puddle of tears at the motivational signs. I took the liberty of making 27 HILARIOUS AND INSPIRATIONAL signs for the NYC Marathon. Steal them! Make your own! Just come out and make someone smile! If you're in the NYC area I hope you come out on race day because we need you. (BONUS FOR #HOTTIEHUNTING OR #RUNSELFIEREPEAT SIGNS! I WILL ABSOLUTELY STOP AND SNAP A PICTURE WITH ANYONE WHO HAS EITHER OF THOSE SIGNS!)

Or if you want to REALLY make us laugh, break down the race into the entry fee! It costs $255 to run the NYC Marathon! That's about $9 a mile! So pretend you are at mile 20:

So, what's your favorite sign you've ever seen during a race???? THERE ARE SO MANY! Have a fantastic everyone. ONLY 9 DAYS UNTIL THE NYC MARATHON! Remember to keep your #SIX02Moments coming and if you can, donate to my effort for TEAM FOR KIDS. CLICK HERE for more information! Every single dollar counts.

Until Monday, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.