A joy of racing is having the people you love cheer you on. But is there a limit to how many times you ask them to come spectate?

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Etiquette expert Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, knows a thing or two about the rules of the road—and the descendant of the famous decorum diva is a runner too!

Q: How often is too often to ask my friends and family to come cheer me on at races?

This one is easy: as often as you wish for them to be there. Of course, be understanding when they can’t make it. And, if you race a lot, this will happen more than once. But I think it’s always appropriate to see if the people closest to you would like to come support you. And let’s be real: It’s awesome to have their smiling faces at the finish line!

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