In many races, the crowd plays a critical role to motivate runners; one of the cool things they do is carrying a sign or banner, which should be encouraging, but most of them are not only stimulating, they are entertaining. I like to read as many as I can. They make me smile, and this lessens my tension and pushes me to go further to read the next sign.
Some of the signs that I still remember from last year:
”Half marathon is like a breakup; you will get over it with time.”
”Run hard today, and post a great status tomorrow.”
”It is just one hill, get over it.”
”Run like someone is chasing you.”