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A look at the signs along the 2018 Boston Marathon route

Editor’s note: We will be updating this post throughout the day as more photos come in.

As the Boston Marathon gets underway, here’s a look at the signs encouraging runners along the 26.2-mile route.

At the beginning of the race Monday morning, some signs bore the weary signs of sogginess amid the downpour in the Boston area.

Signs of support from Wellesley College students melted in the rain while the students stayed warm in their dorms.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Signs of support from Wellesley College students melted in the rain while the students stayed warm in their dorms.

Wellesley, Ma., 04/16/18, Signs of support from Wellesley College students melt in the rain while the students stay warm in their dorms. The 2018 Boston Marathon has miserable weather conditions. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
Signs of support from Wellesley College students.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

And although the Patriots might have lost this year’s Super Bowl to the Eagles, one apparent New England fan seemed adamant to remind spectators of the team’s epic comeback the year before.

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Meanwhile, at least one spectator tried to urge runners on with (factually questionable) promises of sunshine at the finish line.

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One woman decided to surprise her husband, who is running the marathon, with news of her pregnancy.

Meanwhile, another spectator divulged her secret to making her Marathon signs last: Wrapping them in Glad Press’n Seal plastic.