Here goes a shameless plug for my running group’s race: The Wascally Wabbit Half Mawothon begins at 7 a.m. Saturday near the Japanese Gardens at Woodward Park in Fresno.
If you’re a runner, I hope to see you out there. If you’re a walker, I hope to see you out there. If you can’t or don’t want to run or walk 13.1, seven, six, or two miles, then I hope to see you out there cheering for all the rest of us.
Spectators are very important to half marathons, or any race for that matter. Thirteen miles is a very far distance to run, and it would be quite boring if there weren’t people along the course ringing cow bells, whooping and hollering, and holding funny and clever signs along the way.
We runners need motivation to climb hills and sprint to the finish line. We may make it look easy, but it’s really not. We appreciate the support...