10 Hilarious Spectator Signs From the Philadelphia Marathon

Are there any words more motivating than "Do it for the post-race Instagram"? We think not.

This past weekend, some 30,000 runners took over the streets to tackle either 13.1 or 26.2 miles on foot. Philadelphia Marathoners and Half Marathoners, you can’t see us, but we are giving you virutal high-fives while handing you congratulatory beers right now.

Another group that deserves a round of applause is the spectators — on Saturday, they had pretty nice weather, but Sunday was a whole different story. Case in point: This porta potty that toppled over due to the wind. Has any image ever been more scarring? Still, wind and all, spectators came out to support, screaming their hearts out and, of course, toting hilarious signs. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites that were posted to Instagram below. (And forgive us, but we will never, ever get tired of a “Smile, you paid for this” sign.)

I got a lot of smiles today #philadelphiamarathon #bestcheerstation #lululemoncherryhill #thesweatlife #joblove

A photo posted by Jill Ramsey (@jillramseyy) on

Let’s go runners!!!! @philly_marathon #phillymarathon #cityfitgirls

A video posted by City Fit Girls (@cityfitgirls) on

On a scale of 1 to 10, how tired am I? ##feelingupsidedown #thestrangestthings #phillymarathon

A photo posted by Emily Ullmann (@ejullmann) on

We did koala! @joalakoala #philadelphiamarathon #runphilly #wedidit

A photo posted by @nipujones on

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