Organizers: Don’t Say ‘Almost There’ to a Baltimore Marathon Runner

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marathonbaltThe Baltimore Running Festival website provides plenty of information for Saturday’s event, like road closings, water station locations and a schedule of events. For spectators, there’s also a guide about what not to say to runners.

As pointed out by Deadspin, organizers advise those watching from the side of the road to cheer using words phrases like, “Awesome,” “You Can Do It,” and, since they’re here anyway, “Enjoy Baltimore.”

But, the site warns, don’t commit a marathon faux pas by saying “Not far to go!” and “Almost there!”

“After running 26 miles, ‘almost there’ is a few hundred feet from the finish line,” organizers write.

Fans looking to convince runners that the race is shorter than it appears will have to go with the BRF-approved cheer: “You’re flying!”

 

 

 

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.


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