Favorite Race Signs

One of my favorite parts of any race are the signs that spectators hold and use to help cheer runners on.  Over the past several months, some of my favorite race signs have said:

“Today you’re all Kenyans”


“You run the first mile with your brain, and the rest with your heart”

Photo Credit: Potomac River Running

Photo Credit: Potomac River Running

“You’re running better than Metro” and “You’re running better than Congress”
(I saw both of these signs at Rock ‘n’ Roll USA, and were perfect for a race in DC.)


“When does Jumbo Slice open?”
(I also saw this one at Rock ‘n’ Roll USA, and Jumbo Slice is a DC area favorite in Adams Morgan.)

QOTD: What has your favorite race sign said?

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20 Responses to Favorite Race Signs

  1. jillconyers says:

    It’s great when you’re at mile 15 or so and you run by a funny race sign. It’s a nice laugh and distraction for a mile or 2 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    The T-Rex one is hilarious. Funny signs are a great distraction. During the VA is for Lovers 14K, J&A had jokes and even puns – they were pretty funny.

  3. I think my fave is “Smile if you’re not wearing any underwear.” I proudly displayed this one around Mile 23 of the WDW Marathon this year and every single person who saw it couldn’t help but laugh. 🙂

  4. Haha, love the T-Rex one! I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing too many awesome signs but I hope to once I start to participate in bigger races!!! So funny!

  5. Chaitali says:

    I love these! I hadn’t seen the dinosaur one before. The location specific ones (like the metro or congress signs) are my favorites.

  6. Hahaha, these are great. I LOVE race signs. I’ll take ANY distraction from the pain of running a half/full marathon, lol. 😉

  7. i loved that sweaty t rex sign at the race this past sunday 🙂

  8. Great signs! My favorite has to be the one I saw when I was running the Boston Marathon last year. It read, “You trained harder than Kim Kardashian ‘s marriage.” This was one she was going through a divorce with Kris Humphries….hilarious!

  9. Rosi says:

    “Punch for Power” it was at the end of a treacherous hill race and everyone was punching it, it was very cool.

  10. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I always laugh when I see “smile if you just peed yourself”, LOL

  11. Race signs are great! I saw one last year at RnR VB that said “Worst. Parade. Ever.” It cracked me up! I also like the “Why are all those people chasing you?” signs.

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