Contact Us

Jeanne Ryan’s Spectator Tips for Grandmas Marathon

Photo courtesy of Jeff Frey and Associates

In all the years I have lived in the Twin Ports I have only missed 1 grandmas Marathon, not running of course, but being on the sidelines cheering on all of these amazing athletes!

Being a spectator takes some serious planning, and I have it down pat. Of course I am part of the race course entertainment, so I usually have a prime location.This year I will be camped out in Canal Park at the Vista Fleet, so here are some tips to make sure that you as a spectator have a great experience too.

*  Plan ahead- Thousands of people flock to the area for this one weekend out of the year. If you are not a local familiarize yourself with the area.

*   Is your Hotel in Canal Park, or Downtown? You may have issues getting around  the day of the race in your car, make other arrangements or leave very early.

* Do you have it mapped out where you are going to be watching the race?

* Make sure to bring some type of camping chair, the ground is going to get old after a while.

* Communicate ahead of time If you are watching one of the runners. Tell them exactly where you will be, that is a great motivator for them and they look forward to getting to that point to see you and hear your cheers.

* Make sure a bathroom is the general area, or a port a potty. No excuse for the spectators to be going to the bathroom in someones yard.

* Download the Radio Pup app on your smartphone and tune into WEBC 560 AM for complete Grandmas Marathon Coverage.

* Swing past the Vista Fleet and give me a high Five!! :)

More from MIX 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix108.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TODAY'S BEST MIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on TODAY'S BEST MIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!