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These were some of the best signs from the 2019 Boston Marathon

Wellesley College students cheered on athletes in the 2019 Boston Marathon with signs referring to Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” season 8 premiere.Steven Senne/Associated Press/Associated Press

A drizzly, overcast Patriots Day didn’t keep spectators away from the Boston Marathon route, as many flocked to the roadside to cheer on this year’s athletes.

Here’s a look at some of the best signs people (and pups) were holding.

“Run like the IRS is behind you,” one sign read. Marathon Monday this year falls on April 15, also known as Tax Day. Steven Senne/Associated Press/Associated Press
One runner decided to do a Boston Marathon-themed sign based off the viral meme, “You’re doing great, sweetie.” Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/Globe staff
Spectators near Wellesley College had a glut of cheeky signs.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/Globe staff
Tierney Spencer, left, and Makenzie Mitchell cheered on racers on Heartbreak Hill.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Vince Pellettieri and his daughter, Anne, looked for his wife, Kathy, and his other daughter, Amy, who were running the Boston Marathon. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Fans held up photos of a runner’s face. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
OK — so, this isn’t a sign, but Susan Whoriskey was offering oranges to runners on Heartbreak Hill. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Kelty Campbell of Toronto cheered on racers at Heartbreak Hill.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

One spectator decided to take a jab at the T.

Some people were making signs at a pop-up print-on-demand sign cart in Coolidge Corner.

One fan of actor Jared Padalecki and his wife, actress Genevieve Padalecki, was excited to cheer the pair on.

One spectator referenced pop star Britney Spears in her pithy sign.

Don’t forget, spectators work hard too.

Wellesley students had a good showing on Monday, including some 21st-century twists on the classic “Kiss Me” sign.


And, of course, who could forget about Spencer the flag-waving golden retriever?

Another pup also encouraged athletes to pet him.

A look at some more signs shared online:

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Steve Annear of the Globe staff contributed to this report.