The ING New York City Marathon is famous not only for its iconic five-borough course, but for the screams and cheers of its spectators. Whether they are your family, friends, or co-workers, they scream, they cheer, they clap, they hold up homemade posters for hours, and they keep you going. Marathon spectators get us through the tough times. They are there – everywhere – when we need them most to shout words of encouragement. Imagine a marathon without any spectators and you kind of get what it would be like to run 26.2 miles without any cheering… boring! Let’s face it…we need them! Here are some tips for your spectators:
• Write your name on your TFK singlet: Let everyone know your name so they can give you a personal shout-out.
So give some extra lovin’ to your personal support crew. They will be there when you cross the finish line with dry clothing, your favorite snack, a big smooch, and be a soothing presence after digging deep to accomplish your dream. And who best to share that moment with than your family and friends.
The TFK Cheer Zone
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg