PHOTOS: More photos from SRC Marathon/Half-MarathonMay 13, 2018 [Tom Sistak]One of the more vocal and louder supporters during the Starved Rock Country Marathon was Veronica Erxleben, who besides chanting her encouragement, rang miniature bells on Ottawa's West Side. [Tom Sistak]As marathon participants enter the Ottawa area, they were able to receive water or a sports drink at various aid stations scattered throughout the city. [Tom Sistak]Runners make their way up Boyce Memorial Drive in Ottawa, heading for the home stretch nearly completing their run. [Annette Barr]Former Ottawan Melissa Brate reacts to cheers from the sidelines as she approaches the finish of the full marathon. [Annette Barr]Friends join hands as they finish the half marathon. [Annette Barr]Friends and family cheer on runners with homemade signs near the finish line. [Annette Barr]Volunteers at the finish line react to a half marathon competitor who completed the course with a cane. [Annette Barr]Volunteers greeted runners at the finish line with blankets and medals. [Tom Sistak]Marathon supporters were settled in throughout Ottawa in various neighborhoods, cheering on the runners. [Annette Barr]Cheers for dad could be heard from these two spectators. As dad passed by he blew them a kiss.