Even though we didn't know anyone running this year, we'd heard that lots of people just line up on the course to cheer people on. So we found a fun group in the neighborhood who were playing loud music and cheering loudly for the runners as they passed by.
Since the runners have their names on the front of their official badges, it was easy to call out their name as you cheered! "Way to go, Cheri" "Keep it up, Stewart!" It was fun to see them smile through their panting. A fun way to watch the marathon.