Boston Marathon

Photos: Signs and other fun sights on this unusual Marathon Monday

Did you see that sign? Or hear that a capella group?

Yeah, sure, the running is great and everything, but did you see that sign? Or that dog? Or that a capella group? Here are some of the clever asides you may have missed along the route.

A sign at the starting line before the start of the 125th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. – David L Ryan/Globe Staff
Two onlookers display their signs on Heartbreak Hill. – Diti Kohli for the Globe
– Diti Kohli for the Boston Globe
Elizabeth Moseley holds her 5-year-old daughter Lily as they cheer on contestant Desiree Linden during the 125th running of the Boston Marathon. Desiree Linden won the women’s foot race in 2018. – Erin Clark/Globe Staff
A runner reaches out to touch a sign along the course during the Boston Marathon on Monday. – Hilary Swift / The New York Times
Women displays signs and cheer in front Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Mass., as a runner passes during the 125th Boston Marathon. – AP Photo/Steven Senne
People watch the Boston Marathon on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 in Boston. The world’s grandest marathon is back for the first time since April 2019 in a celebration of running, perseverance and a return to normalcy. – Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Submissions from readers:

“I held these just before mile 1, the runners loved them and many stopped in their tracks to get a pic!” – Francie Grasso
“This sign was a huge hit. A dozen or so runners stopped to take their photos with it. 😜 “ – Kate Pietrovito
Twizzlers at the marathon. – Yuliya Gertsberg Scharf

What signs or interesting sights did you spot along the route? Email pix to [email protected]!


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