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Map of the route for Sunday's race, including vantage points for fans.

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<ul><li><p>2F ARGUSLEADER.COM l FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015</p><p>MAKE A SIGNEvery race course has signs along it. The</p><p>normal mile-marker signs. The normal arrowstelling you which way to go. But the best -- trulythe best -- are the ones made by spectators.From the classic Go, mom, go! to the hilari-ous My mom is faster than your dad (a per-sonal favorite). We reached out through social</p><p>media to get suggestionsfor outstanding signs youcan make and hold up orset up. Here are somesuggestions:</p><p>Turn around! Its atrap!</p><p>You PAID for this?Worst parade ever!You run marathons ... I</p><p>watch them on Netflix!This seemed like a</p><p>good idea when you signedup!</p><p>Who needs toenails?(At mile 26, with a</p><p>cutout of Kanyes head)Im gonna let you finish...</p><p>Getting up early tomake this sign wasnteasy, either.</p><p>SAY A CHEERThings you should say:You look great!Good job, runner!Keep it up! You make it look easy!Nice work! </p><p>Things you shouldnt say (unless you aresuper, super funny and have perfect delivery):</p><p>You people smell so bad!Did you pay money for this?Almost there! (Anywhere except mile 13 or</p><p>mile 26.)Youre so slow! You look miserable!</p><p>Pro-tip: Call out a runners number or de-scribe their clothes if you dont know theirname. Looking strong, pink shirt! You can doit, Twins hat!</p><p>GIVEAWAYSThese items are always welcome along a</p><p>course.Gummy bears.Orange slices.Vaseline!</p><p>DEFINITELY:Ask for a high-five.Blast music.Dont be afraid to tell strangers theyre</p><p>doing great.Write fun messages in chalk along the</p><p>course -- even Run, Forrest, run! is welcome. </p><p>Its glorious.So its always bothered me that</p><p>in Sioux Falls, with more than 1,700people signed up to run either themarathon or the half-marathon onSunday, so much of the course hasbeen so empty. </p><p>Taking the race through neigh-borhoods makes it easy -- just takeyour morning coffee, maybe afleece blanket for your legs,and drag your camp chairdown to the end of the drive-way. Ring a bell. Shout encour-agement. Play your favoritemusic from a portable speaker.</p><p>I promise, anything you dowill mean a lot to the men andwomen filing past your housein what one sign at a racecalled the Worst parade ever.</p><p>Theres still a lot of racealong the western side of thebike path -- a lonely time formarathoners clicking off miles22 to 26. </p><p>And residents in the Cathe-dral Historic District and onthe border of All Saints neigh-borhood near 14th Street down-town have always been a partof the event. </p><p>Now, more neighborhoods canget involved, especially in south-eastern Sioux Falls. If you livealong Sycamore Avenue, between41st and 57th, come out. Or along41st and Bahnson, near the four-way stop. Along 57th Street, westof Sycamore. Or near Rotary orCherry Rock parks.</p><p>There are options downtown,too, from Falls Park to PhillipsAvenue. Downtown, there areplenty of outdoor seats. Grab alatte and just watch. </p><p>Youll see people struggling.Youll see them overcoming. Youllsee your friends and neighbors andcoworkers, and when you call theirname, youll see their faces lightup, grateful someone cares.</p><p>And if you have a son or adaughter, bring them along with acowbell and show them, in action,that hard work can pay off. Thatpeople are mostly good, andstrangers can become friends.</p><p>If we do all that, well show thepeople from across the countrywho choose to spend their moneyon our races and our communitythat were grateful, and we wereworth their time.</p><p>No matter what it is.</p><p>MarathonContinued from Page 1F MARATHON FAQS</p><p>GUIDE FOR VIEWING:</p><p>Race organizers have put together a guide to for where to go, where to park and whento be there. Here it is:</p><p>The runners will start their journey in frontof Howard Wood Field:</p><p>PARKING: Howard Wood Field - Lot E or Lot F (enterparking lot from Russell Street)START TIME: 7 a.m.</p><p>About halfway between miles 1 and 2 therunners will pass Veterans Memorial Park</p><p>on Bailey Street:PARKING: 1001 Russell Street (MacDoctors)PEAK TIMES: 7:10 to 7:20 a.m.</p><p>Shortly after mile 4 the runners will run eastdown 8th street and will turn onto N. Phil-</p><p>lips Street heading north. Parking at this loca-tion enables you to see runners at the #5 specta-tor spot as well:PARKING: North Cherapa Place (CorTrust Bank -Cherapa Place) or on side streetsPEAK TIMES: 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.</p><p>Mile 5 will run through Falls Park:PARKING: 131 E Falls Park Drive</p><p>PEAK TIMES: 7:35 to 7:50 a.m.</p><p>Runners will then proceed on the bike trailby the Greenway Amphitheatre:</p><p>PARKING: North Cherapa Place (CorTrust Bank -Cherapa Place) or on side streetsPEAK TIMES: 7:40 to 8:05 a.m.</p><p>Mile 7 is located on the bike trail nearCherry Rock Park. The Cherry Rock Park</p><p>parking lot is just a short walk away from therunners path:PARKING: Cherry Rock ParkPEAK TIMES: 7:50 to 8:30 a.m.</p><p>Fawick Park is located between miles 8 and9 on the half marathon route:</p><p>PARKING: Fawick ParkPEAK TIMES: 8 to 8:30 a.m.</p><p>Mile 11 is located on the south side ofTerrace Park:</p><p>PARKING: Terrace ParkPEAK TIMES: 8:15 to 8:50 a.m.</p><p>Runners then proceed to run alongsideCovell Lake:</p><p>PARKING: Burnside ParkPEAK TIMES: 8:20 to 9 a.m.</p><p>Howard Wood Field is where the runners13.1-mile journey ends. Bleacher seating</p><p>and bathrooms will be available for all specta-tors:PARKING: Howard Wood Field - Lot E or Lot F (enterparking lot from Russell Street)PEAK TIMES: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.</p><p>MARATHON SPECTATOR SPOTSThe runners will start their journey in frontof Howard Wood Field:</p><p>PARKING: Howard Wood Field - Lot E or Lot F (enterparking lot from Russell Street)START TIME: 6:30 a.m.</p><p>About halfway between miles 1 and 2 therunners will pass Veterans Memorial Park</p><p>on Bailey Street:PARKING: 1001 Russell Street (MacDoctors)PEAK TIMES: 6:35 to 6:50 a.m.</p><p>Shortly after mile 4 the runners will runeast down 8th street and will turn onto N.</p><p>Phillips Street heading north. Parking at thislocation enables you to see runners at the #5spectator spot as well:PARKING: North Cherapa Place (CorTrust Bank -Cherapa Place) or on side streetsPEAK TIMES: 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.</p><p>Mile 5 will run through Falls Park:PARKING: 131 E Falls Park Drive</p><p>PEAK TIMES: 6:50 to 7:20 a.m.</p><p>Runners will then proceed on the bike trailby the Greenway Amphitheatre:</p><p>PARKING: North Cherapa Place (CorTrust Bank -Cherapa Place) or on side streetsPEAK TIMES: 7 to 7:30 a.m.</p><p>Mile 7 is located on the bike trail nearCherry Rock Park. The Cherry Rock Park</p><p>parking lot is just a short walk away from therunners path:PARKING: Cherry Rock ParkPEAK TIMES: 7:15 to 7:35 a.m.</p><p>Mile 8 is located near Rotary Park:PARKING: Rotary Park</p><p>PEAK TIMES: 7:20 to 7:40 a.m.</p><p>Lewis Park is between miles 14 and 15:PARKING: Street parking near Lewis Park</p><p>PEAK TIMES: 8 to 8:30 a.m.</p><p>This stop is located by Spencer Park whichis around mile 16 as the runners proceed on</p><p>the bike trail:PARKING: Spencer ParkPEAK TIME: 8:20 to 9:00 a.m.</p><p>Sertoma Butterfly House is in the middle ofmiles 19 and 20:</p><p>PARKING: Sertoma Butterfly House &amp; Marine CovePEAK TIMES: 9:05 to 9:35 a.m.</p><p>Between miles 23 and 24 is Elmen ParkTrailhead:</p><p>PARKING: Elmen Park TrailheadPEAK TIMES: 9:10 to 9:55 a.m.</p><p>Howard Wood Field is where the runners26.2 mile journey ends. Bleacher seating</p><p>and bathrooms will be available for all specta-tors:PARKING: Howard Wood Field - Lot E or Lot F (enterparking lot from Russell Street)PEAK TIMES: 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.</p><p>HALF MARATHON SPECTATOR SPOTS</p><p>FOLLOW ALONG:Follow sports reporter Ian Frazeron Twitter @ianmcfrazer andreporter Katie Nelson@katienjourno on Sunday forupdates and videos. Were also live-streaming the finishline at argusleader.com.</p><p>FORRUNNERS:Packet pick-up for themarathon and half is10 a.m. to 7 p.m. atthe Sioux Falls Arena.There also is theSanford HealthFitness Expo duringthose hours.Good luck, runners!(And thank you,volunteers and spec-tators!)</p></li></ul>

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