You put in blood, sweat and tears. (Not all the time.  Blood only from tripping, really).

You have trained, you have prepared.

You made it to race day (hopefully on time).  The horn sounds and you are off.  It always seems to be around mile 3 the crowds thin out.  You have more room to move.  And see all the awesome signs bystanders are holding.

I love joke after joke on these signs designed to motivate runners.  To distract them, to give them a push – so I thought I would share a few of my favorites.  Here you go!

My Favorite Motivational Joke Signs:

Run like you stole something

You mean you paid to run 26.2 miles?

Chuck Norris never ran a marathon

Your feet are hurting because you are kicking so much ass

“MOTIVATIONAL SIGN” (that’s it – that’s all the sign said)

Run faster if you love kittens!

May the course be with you

The end is far

Pain is temporary.  Internet race results last forever

The beer is almost gone at the finish

Run like there is a hot guy in front of you and a creepy guy behind you

If Trump can run so can you

This is no time for Walken (with a picture of Christopher Walken)


These are a few of my favorite running signs.  What are yours?