30 Race Signs That Had Us Laughing All the Way to the Finish Line

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When our Spark team ran the Flying Pig half marathon in May, we loved seeing all of the inspiring, clever and downright funny signs the spectators held up along the course. When you're losing steam with five miles still to go, a clever, eye-catching message can provide just the motivation you need to make it to the finish line. 

After the race, we did a little digging to find some other ideas for great race signs. Here are a few of our favorites, for any roadie warriors seeking creative ideas. 


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RYCGIRL 6/10/2018
funny Report
EO4WELLNESS 3/10/2018
the blisters are braile for awesome was my favorite Report
KATHRYNGC 2/14/2018
The people holding the signs even had me smiling. God bless them for being there for the runners! Report
SAPPHI1 10/16/2017
My favorite sign ever: "You look hot when you sweat." Report
19MINNIE64 9/21/2017
Every sign made me smile. Love peoples creativity.
LEANJEAN6 9/14/2017
I loved the pictures! Report
RAPUNZEL53 8/5/2017
I like it. Report
Love 'em all Report
Spark points for reading signs! I like. Report
thanks Report
This was so funny! Thanks for making the end of the day so enjoyable! Report
GREAT Report
Thanks for sharing! Report
These are too funny! Thanks Sparks for making me laugh this morning! :-):-) Report
These are the best signs ever!!! Report
I was motivated just by reading them! Spark on friends! Report
Find the humor wherever you are Report
Hilarious! Thanks for sharing these! Report
I've seen many of these signs and love them all. The one that made me laugh the most was about half a mile into a half marathon, "The End is Far" Report
Keep trying to find what works for you! Report
awesome Report
So cute lol Report
Made my morning! Report
Thanks for the laughs! Report
Fun to read. Report
This had me cracking up! Thanks for this blog! Report
My favorite sign on the Red Ribbon Half Marathon, Lakeland FL was less than one mile into the race. It read, "The End is Far." Report
I saw a sign on my last half marathon that said "Smile if you're not wearing underwear" Report
What a fun way to cheer on the runners/walkers. WooHoo!! Just love it!! Report
Hilarious! Report
SooOoOoO not a runner, nothing but respect and admiration for those who are. Loved the signs...will definitely have to make one the next time I am cheering for others at a race. Report
Thanks for the grins & chuckles! Report
LOL! These were so funny. Thank you. Report
I think that making a sign might be the closest I would ever come to participating in a marathon. Report
Thanks for posting these! Creative and funny -- and inspiring Report
This was fun to see! We all should make one and cheer on the runners and walkers! :) Report
how fun needed these as i struggled up my hill in my May run Report
My favorite sign in the Lakeland Half Marathon was held up by a guy dressed as the grim reaper. About a half mile into the race I read, "The End is Far." Loved it!! Report
These are so great! I laughed all the way through. I hope some of these are up during my half in September! Great lighthearted post, thank you! Report
I suppose this would be a lot funnier if I could actually SEE the pictures...but I guess you have to be an Instagram follower or something? All I am getting is an instagram logo where each picture should be. :(
UPDATE: Must have been a setting on my work computer, I could see it fine on my laptop at home...totally worth coming back for! Report
When I did my half I absolutely LOVED the people cheering us on and the signs - it makes a difference! One of my favorite signs said "Don't Poop!" If you're not a distance runner it isn't funny...but once you get bouncing around for that many miles...there's a reason they have port-o-potties out there! Report
Great way to start my Friday. These were great. Gives me ideas for the cancer walk in October Report
Best sign at Winter Warrior Half, January 2016: There will come a day when you cannot run 13.1 miles. Today is *NOT* that day! Report
Too funny, I'm now inspired to create signs for an upcoming race Report
I enjoyed this...when I do a running event I look forward to the people out there cheering everyone on...the other runners...and of course the signs :o) Report
How fun! These are really great!! :) Report
Much love for the people who took the time to make a sign!
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