Spectator Tips

Being a spectator and a cheerleader for your favorite runner is a great way to be part of this event! You never know what you are going to see...maybe even a proposal!There's plenty for residents and visitors to see and enjoy along the course and finish line. But just as the runners take time to prepare for this event, you can also prepare and plan ahead for a memorable experience:

  • Review the course map and plan your route. With 4,000+ runners it may be difficult, and at some times impossible, to cross the course during the race, even on foot.   For your convenience driving around, we have also included the Road Closure Map on the Course Information page so you can see at what time the different intersections will be closing so you can thru before they close.
  • Know your runner’s expected pace per mile so you will know when he or she will be at the different locations on the course.
  • Move around on bicycle or skates (minding all street closures) and surprise your runner at different locations on the route,
  • Make sure you bring a beach chair or blanket, horns, signs and a great attitude to have fun and become a cheerleader.