The Funniest Race Day Signs of the 2016 NYC Marathon

The best part about running the New York City Marathon isn't the medal or sense of accomplishment you get when you cross the finish line. The best part about the race is watching the unofficial hilarious race day sign contest. Every year New Yorkers SHOW UP with some of the funniest, wittiest, and punny-est pieces of poster board the world has ever seen. 

Without further ado, here are the unofficial winners of the 2016 New York City Marathon

Three time winner of the best NYC Marathon race day sign goes to @SamanthaRoberts.

I can't. This is why I love my sister. πŸ‘‘ @samantharoberts πŸ‘‘ #runselfierepeat #racedaysigns #tcsnycmarathon

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My Mom and my Aunt brought their A-Game in an attempt to take down my sister.

My sister SHOWED UP WITH OPTIONS.

The only sign that ACTUALLY made me laugh out loud at mile 25.

Sign making is almost as difficult.

A photo posted by Eunice Choi (@eunicejchoi) on

Tell him boy BYE.

A photo posted by Denise (@meyouand262) on

FACT.

Quite possibly the best pun ever.

RUN! RUN! RUN! 

YES.

#Same.

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THESE SIGNS WIN EVERYTHING.

Stranger Things have happened.

PEER PRESSURE.

The funniest sign ever.

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WHERE THE NASTY WOMEN AT! 

RIP everyone who lives in a building without an elevator.

Wait for it.

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Bigly.

#NailedIt.

Enjoy your bragging rights and on behalf of all 50,000 runners, we thank you for making us laugh when we wanted to crawl into the fetal position and die. Spectators are the reason the New York City marathon is the greatest marathon in the world! It's a 26.2 mile block party! 

Until next time, #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 β€œhottie 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.