The Green Bay Packers say that they have the best fans in the world. I think Green Bay marathoners can claim the same thing.
The number of fans, volunteers and enthusiastic spectators who lined the marathon course Sunday was absolutely incredible. I speak for all the race participants when I shout out a huge “thank you” to everyone who came out to cheer us on. Your support keeps us going – literally and figuratively. You all rock!
One of my favorite parts of the day was checking out all of the race signs. Best ones this year include:
“Black toes are sexy.”
“I trained for months to hold this sign.”
“I’m just trying to cross the street.”
Another big “thank you” goes out to race organizers, officials and volunteers. I’m sure everyone was relieved that this year’s races – despite the late-onset heat – went very smoothly.
Truly I feel exceptionally blessed to live in an area that has so many excellent running venues. (Only a couple weeks until the Bellin!) Family members who came from out of town to run the half for the first time were so impressed by the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon that they want to make it an annual event. We are already looking forward to next year – thanks again, everyone, for an awesome race weekend!
~ Laura Broullire