Perfect Timing Marathon Signs

Support marathon runners with these running quotes

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Photo courtesy of Katie White

During a marathon, most runners have doubts. But reading the perfect sign at the perfect moment can help put those fears out of their heads. Here are some of those spectator signs that can really help marathoners through a rough spot:

  • "All walls have doors."
  • "Break through the wall!" 
    -Seen at mile 22 of a marathon (when some runners hit the "wall")
     
  • "Humpty Dumpty had wall issues, too!"
     
  • "If you can dream it, you can do it."   -Walt Disney
  • "This mile marker is farther than most people will ever reach."
    -Can be posted anywhere beyond mile 1...
  • "There's beer at the finish line."
  • "Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit."
  • "One day you won't be able to do this, but today is not that day!"
  • "You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."
    -from Gatorade
  • "Your place in history is almost secure."
    -Adidas sign at mile 23 of the Boston Marathon
  • "Your feet won't fail you now!"
     
  • "The voice inside your head that says you can't do this is wrong!"
  • "Even atheists pray at some point!"   
    -Seen at mile 24
     
  • "This is your moment. Celebrate the pain."
     
  • "You're beating everyone on their couches!"
     
  • "One foot in front of the other. That's all."
     
  • "When your legs get tired, run with your heart."
  • "You are no longer a runner, YOU are a marathoner."   -Seen at Mile 25 of the San Antonio marathon
  • "Trust your training."
     
  • "Pain is temporary. 26.2 is forever."
     
  • "All it takes is all you've got."
  • "Forget everything you've done. It's just a Sunday 10k left to do!"  -Seen at mile 20 of the London Marathon

Put some of these inspiring words on a sign to hold at the next marathon you watch.

  • "Every step is one less to take."
     
  • "Shut up legs!"
     
  • "Be your own hero!"
     
  • "I don't even know you, but I'm so proud of you!"
     
  • "Remember the reasons you are running."
     
  • "Run like a champion today!"
     
  • "If you walk, you'll still be hurting."
     
  • "Stop being tired and start being awesome."
     
  • "Wicked hahd, but you got this!"
     
  • "Success tastes salty, not sweet!"
     
  • "You own that finish line!"
     
  • "No guts, no glory"
     
  • "It may not be easy, but it's worth it."
     
  • "You are going to finish a marathon!"  -Seen at mile 25
     
  • "The end is near!"
     
  • "FINISH"  
     

More Marathon Sign Ideas:

Have you seen other motivational or funny signs at marathons? Please email me photos of signs or sayings that would make great signs.

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