Without spectators cheering the runners/walkers on, a four/five/six hour marathon would seem even longer. But a long time may pass before you see the runners/walkers you know. We’ll give you some ideas of how you can make it fun for everyone while you’re out there supporting the Holland Haven Marathon participants.

  • Design a Catchy Poster (here are some ideas)

  • Bring a Cowbell, Horn, or Just Your Cheering Voice

  • Reach Out for High Fives (Don’t be offended if serious/tired runners don’t slap; they’re focused, but do appreciate you.)

  • Be Loud at the Finish Line — Cheer for Everyone While Waiting for Your Runner

  • Visit the Expo/After Party Sunday — They’re Free & Open to the Public

  • Take Lots of Photos & Video

  • Share Your Photos & Video on FacebookTwitter & Instagram — Tag Your Runners & Holland Haven Marathon in Posts

  • Check In on Facebook & Twitter at the Expo & on Race Day — Include the Hashtag #RunMIWestCoast

  • Post Photos of Your Sign on FacebookTwitter & Instagram — You May Get Featured By Doing So

Rules for Holland Haven Spectating

  • All the roads on the course are open to the public. Please make sure you don’t cause traffic issues by slowing down to see your runner.

  • Please find the nearest side street or parking lot to park then walk back to the course to cheer on your runners.

  • Please be aware of your surroundings and do not cross the path of a runner

  • Follow all instructions given to your by course marshalls, Holland Haven staff, and local lawn enforcement.

  • Pine Ave. WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN. Please do not stand in open lanes of traffic. You can spread out down the side walk leading up to the finish line to cheer on your runners.