13.1 awesome cheer signs for 13.1 miles

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Runners, it’s time to round up the troops. Race day is just a mere three weeks away and we’re going to need all the “rah, rah!” we can get (but seriously, how bout that 20k training run?). Get your friends, families, coworkers and heck, your neighbour's dog to join the cheering party on August 11 2012. Come armed with signs that'll motivate, inspire and make us laugh - we are running 13.1 miles after all! Here’s a list of some of our favourites to get the creative juices flowing…

13.1 awesome cheer signs for 13.1 miles

1. Your feet hurt because you’re kicking so much ass

2. Worst. Parade. Ever.

3. Chuck Norris never ran a half marathon!

4. Stop reading, keep running!

5. Your pace or mine?

6. WTF: Where’s The Finish?

7. You thought they said RUM didn’t you?

8. Most people won’t drive 13.1 miles today

9. Humpty Dumpty had wall issues too!

10. Go random stranger Go!

11. If it was easy, I would do it!

12. Where is everyone going?

13. Toenails are for sissies!

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Never underestimate the power of a good cheer sign. Got a good one liner? We want to hear it!

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Sweat is fat crying!

Comment by Chelsea — July 22, 2012 @ 9:58 am


Silkscreened onto my family’s cheer gear, and onto my run gear. Chanted as I passed them all at 10K.

Comment by Kirsten — July 22, 2012 @ 10:00 am

A good one liner… Run like you stole something

Comment by Rosanne Mailman — July 22, 2012 @ 10:16 am

One of my faves:

Running takes balls, other sports just play with them!

Makes me chuckle every time I see it ;)

Comment by Nicole Mickelow — July 22, 2012 @ 10:18 am

I think the best sign I’ve seen was running the Bluenose in Halifax: Run like you know who I am

Comment by Arielle — July 22, 2012 @ 10:30 am

Run faster – there’s an ugly naked man chasing you!

Comment by jen — July 22, 2012 @ 10:37 am

My favorite sign from my first half – and I use it as a mantra now is, “All it takes is all you’ve got!”

Comment by Ashley — July 22, 2012 @ 11:07 am

Maybe you should eat some makeup so you can be pretty on the inside too!

Comment by JEffrey — July 22, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

These are the funniest signs ever. I want to make about 10 of them and find a marathon to go and support just for fun. Hilarious.

Funniest. Post. Ever.

Comment by Torah — July 22, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

At a very hot marathon earlier this summer (we actually got shut down after 2 hours and 35 minutes), I saw a sign that said “You’re sofa king hot!” (it helped that the man was sitting on a couch by the curb) In another race this summer, a guy standing by a cemetery held up a sign reading, “Look lively – cemetery ahead.” Those were two standouts. “I’m proud of you, Random Stranger” cracks me up every time. :)

Comment by Kim — July 22, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

Sweat is your fat cells crying.

Comment by Jane — July 22, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

Slow down, you’re making ME sweat!

Comment by Lorraine N — July 23, 2012 @ 5:08 am

run! 50% off gear if you make it under 2 hours

Comment by enxin — July 23, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

You VS You!

Comment by Chelsea — July 23, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

If you slow down, I’ll drop this sign!
(held by the guy wearing only shorts behind it).

Comment by ciennat — July 23, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

I saw a sgn at the ultra marathon (56 k) in Capetown this April at Constancia Neck (k44), which really helped me to finish:
It’s just a hill, get over it!

Comment by Tina — July 24, 2012 @ 12:36 am

But my all-time favourite is a saying from Kathrine Switzer, which I always start repeating when it becomes though:

be fearless
be free
always run

Comment by Tina — July 24, 2012 @ 12:39 am

May the Course Be With You!

Comment by Sarah — July 24, 2012 @ 1:40 am

At the last half I did there was someone just shy of the 10 mile marker with a big poster…..”Oh no one told you the last 9.75 miles was just the warm up? Ready, Set,Go! Your 5k just started!!!!!”

Comment by Tina Fetten — July 24, 2012 @ 2:50 am

I’m more impressed by the last 100 than the first 100.

Comment by Jan — July 24, 2012 @ 3:20 am

Made my race once to see a sign that just said,


Comment by Meg — July 24, 2012 @ 4:22 am

Where is the race located at ??

Comment by Adriel — July 24, 2012 @ 5:56 am

I love “Why do all the cute ones run away?”

and for Vancouver I think this would be great “Run there is a Bear behind you!”

Comment by Valerie Fay — July 24, 2012 @ 6:10 am

The faster you run, the faster I can cross the street!

Comment by Danaebean — July 24, 2012 @ 6:24 am

I ran my first 5K this weekend and the best sign I saw was “Don’t stop running! People are watching!!”

Got me through that last K!!

Comment by Andrea — July 24, 2012 @ 6:33 am

My favorite at the Chicago Marathon was a sign near the 24th mile: “You’re not a runner..you’re a marathoner.” It seriously made me tear up!

At the Rock N Roll Chicago this past weekend my favorite sign said “Katniss Could Do It.”

Comment by Erin — July 24, 2012 @ 6:57 am

My favorite from runs past:
“You’ve got stamina! Can I have your number?”

Comment by c. — July 24, 2012 @ 7:10 am

My favorite – towards the end of a half marathon course: “To me, you are all Kenyans!”

Comment by Kelly — July 24, 2012 @ 7:18 am

I did my first 1/2 in Nashville, TN. It was promoted as a women’s only marathon, but some men did run. Anyways, we passed Vanderbilt University campus and saw several very funny posters drafted by the students:

#1 I LOVE WOMEN; they’re my favorite people!
#2 call me when you’re free…I’m single and I’m a doctor (there were little bits on the bottom that had his ph# on them).
#3 Pain is temporary; the pride lasts a lifetime.

Comment by Teri H — July 24, 2012 @ 7:36 am

My friend and I totally came up with #3 a year or so ago and I designed this shirt to go with our sign: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/223286_841523034274_3809156_n.jpg

so much fun!!!

Comment by Ashley Mulligan — July 24, 2012 @ 7:59 am

This one makes me crack up, but saw it at a full marathon.

“hey marathoners hurry up! The half marathoners are eating all the foo!”

Comment by Born2wrstl — July 24, 2012 @ 8:08 am

Life is short; running makes it seem longer =)

Comment by Rochelle — July 24, 2012 @ 8:57 am

Kick asphalt!

Comment by Michele — July 24, 2012 @ 9:36 am

“Naked cheerleader 1km ahead” is pretty funny too I guess, if you’re into that sort of thing. :D I saw the sign as I was reaching the finish line at the KL Marathon (Malaysia) in June: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15315174@N00/7431028160/in/photostream

Comment by Fairy — July 24, 2012 @ 10:14 am

“My Mascara runs faster than you!”

Comment by @Pcaporali — July 24, 2012 @ 11:00 am

Seen on back of t-shirt worn by a mom. “Are my kids still behind me?”

Comment by @Pcaporali — July 24, 2012 @ 11:01 am

At NYC marathon – Run-you’re in Brooklyn, it’s dangerous!

26.2, because 26.3 is crazy.

Comment by dc2alb — July 24, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

This is the best one ive ever seen. I saw it at tge Ironman in Az 2011. It read, I might not do triathlons but I do a triathlete!

Comment by Angela Tetschner — July 24, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

One I saw when running the Paris marathon this April, at mid-race…

“The Kenyans are already done!”

Comment by Oly — July 25, 2012 @ 2:16 am

When cheering on my mom in her first half this June I made a sign that said:

“Run Now. Beer Later”

It was a huge hit on the course – lots of smiles,high fives and cheers from runners as they zipped by me.

Comment by Jeannine — July 25, 2012 @ 9:33 am

Run like a fat kid likes cake!

Comment by Leanne — July 25, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

13.1 miles means your only half crazy!

Comment by Laura — July 29, 2012 @ 2:32 am

My favorite was at the Pittsburg Marathon. Running pass Pitt.
1st “show us your tatoos”
2nd “show us your piercing”
3rd “show us anything”

Comment by Sue — July 31, 2012 @ 9:12 am

The one sign I saw this year near the end of one of my races was
“If you haven’t pooped your pants, you’re already a winner!”
Still funny every time I think about it!

Comment by Sarah — July 31, 2012 @ 10:56 am

I saw one during this year’s Lincoln Marathon:

Hey! Getting up and making these signs was hard work too!

Comment by seejayess — August 5, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

My favorite from Lincoln this year, which I saw 3x so the guy was moving along the course:
I dont know you, but Im proud of you.

That one got me everytime…especially at 12 miles!

Comment by Tara Hanna — August 8, 2012 @ 9:43 am

I have always loved this sign….”Run now, Wine later”. Still makes me giggle.

Comment by Kimm — August 13, 2012 @ 8:29 am

“Yes, those shorts make your butt look fast!”

Comment by Erin — August 13, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

My sister sent me a poster right before my first sprint tri that said “No matter how slow you are, you’re still lapping the guy on the couch.”

Comment by Amy B — October 9, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

Getting up early to make this sign wasn’t easy either.

Comment by Shannon — October 24, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

Pain is temporary. But your finishing time on the internet is forever.

Comment by Sam — October 29, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

“You train for this..You Got this!”
“Trust the training. ”
” Earn those downhills.”
“Suck it up..being in labor is worse.”
“Think about that runner bling!”
“Hell yes, you paid to do this to yourself..Now, Run & show me Y u chose to do this.”
“The Pain is temporary, Your results are FOREVER! “

Comment by Tiffany — November 5, 2012 @ 11:11 am

“I can barely run my dishwasher!”

Comment by Britney — June 13, 2013 @ 8:21 am

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