A drizzly, overcast Patriots Day didn’t keep spectators away from the Boston Marathon route, as many flocked to the roadside to cheer on this year’s athletes.
Here’s a look at some of the best signs people (and pups) were holding.
One spectator decided to take a jab at the T.
The @bostonmarathon is always a great time to take a jab at the @MBTA pic.twitter.com/UsDtGWVbBe— Sam Balto (@CoachBalto) April 15, 2019
Some people were making signs at a pop-up print-on-demand sign cart in Coolidge Corner.
@JaclynReiss JetBlue is in Coolidge Corner with a complimentary print-on-demand sign cart! Check it out and some of our favorite signs (so far!) #BostonMarathon2019 pic.twitter.com/50S1hifrTD— Lauren Nickl (@laurennickl) April 15, 2019
One fan of actor Jared Padalecki and his wife, actress Genevieve Padalecki, was excited to cheer the pair on.
Talia Viera, 18, of Quincy, stood on Boylston Street with a sign she made for Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) and his wife�Genevieve (@realGpad), who both star in the TV series "Supernatural." She will be cheering them on as they run the #BostonMarathon. "I'm really excited," she said. pic.twitter.com/6wDV9Askgt— Emily Sweeney (@emilysweeney) April 15, 2019
One spectator referenced pop star Britney Spears in her pithy sign.
Don’t forget, spectators work hard too.
Work hard, play hard. #bestsigns #marathon pic.twitter.com/ZAZ3fWTPiC— Milton Valencia (@MiltonValencia) April 15, 2019
Wellesley students had a good showing on Monday, including some 21st-century twists on the classic “Kiss Me” sign.
Ok they were out in time for the first competitors to pass. This group of Wellesley first-years got woken up this morning by thunder. The banana joke has something to do with potassium and running cramps. pic.twitter.com/9dJHjNJ8LM— Andy Rosen (@andyrosen) April 15, 2019
Some 21st century twists on the ?Kiss Me? signs from Wellesley students. pic.twitter.com/mJteERk7nS— Andy Rosen (@andyrosen) April 15, 2019
Anybody else noticing a lot of #GameofThrones signs? There are a bunch at Wellesley. This is Dana Britt, an alum. ?I was going to write, ?Run faster than Jon Snow when he finds out who his aunt is,? but that wouldn?t fit on a sign.? pic.twitter.com/kHRRRfPyJy— Andy Rosen (@andyrosen) April 15, 2019
And, of course, who could forget about Spencer the flag-waving golden retriever?
Another pup also encouraged athletes to pet him.
Marathon Monday Mile 6 Crew 2019 #mimosasandmarathons #marathonmonday #BostonMarathon pic.twitter.com/TvVs0YqXk4— Dana Heide (@danasaurusrex15) April 15, 2019
A look at some more signs shared online:
Competition for marathon kisses is fierce this year at Wellesley College. @wgbhnews #BostonMarathon2019 pic.twitter.com/XsUY8GzjuH— Edgar B Herwick III (@ebherwick3) April 15, 2019
#Boston, how?s our sign game? #BostonMarathon2019 #boston @universalhub pic.twitter.com/3bPXOfdYW5— Pat Miguel Tomaino (@Pat_Tomaino) April 15, 2019