Top 10 Signs Seen At The 2012 Chicago Marathon

OK – I know I’m a bit behind in these entries. I’ll have entries for my September (Self-Inflicted Yet Again) Marathon, the Fifth Avenue Mile, the WDW Tower of Terror 10 miler and the Chicago Marathon posted this week. However: I needed to share this before I completely forget!

The Top 10 Signs Seen During The 2012 Chicago Marathon:

10. “Hey complete stranger – we’re proud of you!”

9. “The Kenyans went that way.”

8. “26.2….because 26.3 would be crazy.”

7. “17 miles to beer.”

6. “pain is temporary – pride is…..oh you know the rest.”

5. “You’re chaffing. I’m cheering. Suckers!”

4. “Release your inner Kenyan.”

3. “Masochist: someone who gets pleasure out of pain.”

2. “Worst. Parade. EVER.”

And my personal favorite:

1. “Do Epic Shit.”


Author: backofthepacker

A slow running, wine slurping, Disney-loving, bourbon swilling triathlete that is simply looking to go from ordinary to extraordinary...and hopefully motivate others along the way.

13 thoughts on “Top 10 Signs Seen At The 2012 Chicago Marathon”

  1. I believe my favorite was “If this were easy, it’d be called YOUR MOM.” Definitely adds a hint of mean-spiritedness but if I were running past it, I’d definitely laugh.

  2. “Hey complete stranger – we’re proud of you!”
    This one always makes me smile!!!!!!

    1. Thanks for the comment Krissy! That one is always fun to see…but I cannot wait for NYC! The signs here are HYSTERICAL!!

  3. My favourite sign at the Brighton Marathon was “Fags and Booze In 5 Minutes” – when we got there there was a massive party of spectators with booze but also jelly babies for the non-drinkers.
    I love the Garmin sign 🙂

    1. Thanks for the comment! What’s a jelly baby? (since it’s non-alcoholic, my knowledge base is lacking…) LOL

      1. Its a kind of UK candy, a bit like gummy bears but softer. They are really good for fuelling during long distance runs and much cheaper than energy gels!

        You can also make a drink by leaving a packet of them in a bottle of vodka for a few days 😉

  4. Nice 🙂 A friend doing Ironman WA yesterday and her husband put ‘Move you Lazy Log Alicia!’ 🙂 I love the signs and quotes! My little boy is 1 and we chalked the pavement for Daddy’s race yesterday – ‘Sorry I ate all your bananas Daddy!’. Nice site, I’ll be dropping by for the odd read 🙂 Faye

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