Marathon spectator: Tami May

When Mill Race Marathon runners traveled down Pearl Street near Donner Park, a loud group of supporters greeted them with cheers and encouragement.

Employees at Family Chiropractic Wellness Center had the intersection of Pearl near 19th Street covered, with about 15 of them cheering loudly.

In fact, they were so loud that they could be heard several blocks away, which runners didn’t seem to mind.

One runner raised both arms and laughed as the group loudly “woo-hooed” as he passed by, and other runners started laughing as they read the group’s signs.

Tami May, who was in the front row of the group, was holding a sign that said, “That’s a lot of work for a free banana.”

Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.