by Joanna Wilson
I showed up at 6am before the race began and chalked some funny--and hopefully inspirational-- messages on the streets before the marathon last Saturday. I also hung out and took some photos of the participants while cheering them on. I was a Blue Line Party of one--but that means I was able to be mobile and cheered from several locations. Congrats to all the runners--you are all winners. Check out my photos and video.
|High Street--a quarter mile from the start.|
|I also chalked on Broadway--just beyond the relay transition area (heading south).|
|Hey runners--anyone see these during the race?|
|I drove by these on Monday morning--they are already gone thanks to the rain.|
|Yes, it was still dark out at 6:30am. Waiting for the race to begin. I'm standing a quarter mile from the start.|
|That's the Akron Art Museum behind the runners--on High Street.|
|One block north and one block east--(Perkins and Broadway) watching the runners cross the Y-Bridge (All American Bridge) returning from North Hill.|
|Looking up Broadway--Quaker Square building in background.|
|I returned to High Street--now on corner of High and Market. Waiting for runners to pass Art Museum a third time.|
|At High and Market looking east--runners on Broadway crossing Market.|
|Runners coming up High and turning down Market--heading west.|
I can't wait for next year!