We can't all be the athletic friend. In each respective friend group, there can only be one person who shops for running shoes instead of fashionable footwear that leaves you with as many blisters as dollars spent.
But we can be the creative friend. The supportive friend. The Philadelphia Marathon is on Sunday, Nov. 19 (the half takes place the day prior), and all our athletic friends are going to need cheering squads. That's 26.2 miles of support.
So, if the thought of waking up before the sun to put in some miles gives you the creeps, consider instead putting pen (or marker, or crayon) to paper and crafting a Philly-centric marathon sign to cheer on your athletic friend. We'll even tell you the best place to hold your signs.
You're running faster than Comcast internet
Where to stand: 16th and Arch Streets
Bet this isn't the only time you've run away from South Street
Where to stand: South Street between Front and Sixth Streets
Where to stand: The Taco Bell at 11th and Chestnut Streets
F– it, let's get a cheesesteak
Where to stand: 34th Street and Girard Avenue
The Mummers can't touch your strut
Where to stand: Martin Luther King Drive and Black Road (The Vaudevillains NYB will be at this cheering location.)
Hurry up: The PPA's about to tow your car
Where to stand: Sedgley Avenue and Kelly Drive
Don't turn around: The Phanatic is naked
Where to stand: Main Street in Manayunk
You're cultivating mass
Where to stand: Kelly Drive and Ferry Street
Free citywides and an Eagles Superbowl win at the finish line
Where to stand: Kelly and Fountain Green Drives
7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.