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120+ Inspiring Quotes About Running


A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding. – Steve Prefontaine

A runner’s creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best. – Ken Doherty

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. – Jumbo Elliot

Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport. – Bill Rodgers

Anyone can run 20 miles. It’s the next six that count. – Barry Magee

Don’t dream of winning, train for it! – Mo Farah

Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.                           – John Trautmann

Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you.                      – Desiree Linden

For me, races are the celebration of my training. – Dan Browne

For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I’m more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics. – Lorraine Moller

I always loved running… It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. – Jesse Owens

I always thought of running as just dancing forward. – Tom Hiddleston

I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. – Ronald Rook

If one could run without getting tired I don’t think one would often want to do anything else. – C. S. Lewis

If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. – Priscilla Welch

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk. – Bill Rodgers

It is true that speed kills.  In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.           – Brooks Johnson

It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. – John Bingham

Long distance running is 90 per cent mental and the other half is physical. – Rich Davis

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.     – Steve Prefontaine

My greatest ideas stem from running. – Sasha Azevedo

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble. – Bill Rodgers

No matter how old I get, race remains one of life’s most rewarding experiences.                – George Sheehan

Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work. – Kara Goucher

Road racing is rock ‘n roll; the track is Carnegie Hall. – Marty Liquori

Run like you stole something. – Unknown

Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. – Julie Isphording

Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head and the last third with your heart.         – Unknown

Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.                       – William J. Clinton

Running is a thing worth doing not because of the future rewards it bestows, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present. – Kevin Nelson

Running is in my blood-the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach. – Marcus O’Sullivan

Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion. – Lorraine Moller

Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion. – Gail W. Kislevitz

Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance.           – Noel Carroll

Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did. – Nelson Mandela

Someone who is busier than you is running right now. – Nike

The marathon is like a bullfight. – Alberto Salazar

The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.    – Bill Bowerman

The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other … but to be with each other.             – Christopher McDougall

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. – Juma Ikangaa

There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year… But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child. – George A. Sheehan

There is an itch in runners. – Arnold Hano

There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. – Kristin Armstrong

To be a good runner, you must first be a good athlete. – Jay Johnson

We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. – Alberto Salazar

We run to undo the damage we’ve done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered. – John Bingham

We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves. – Roger Bannister

When the gunshots, you got to go. – Ato Boldon

When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting. – Doris Brown Heritage

Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one. – George Sheehan

Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up. – Amby Burfoot

You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back. – Steve Prefontaine

You didn’t beat me. You merely finished in front of me. – Hal Higdon

Your goal is simple: Finish. Experience your first race, don’t race it. – Bob Glover


After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you. – V.E. Schwab

As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are. – Joan Benoit Samuelson

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness. –

Sasha Azevedo

Running is real and relatively simple…but it ain’t easy. – Mark Will-Weber

Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it.      – Oprah Winfrey

Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy. – Dean Karnazes

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. – Steve Prefontaine

Tears streamed down my face as I crossed the finish line. I was a new person, a runner.    – Thomas King

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

The marathon can humble you. – Bill Rodgers

The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.                   – John Bingham

The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. – George Sheehan

The runner must be a fanatic for hard work and enthusiastic enough to enjoy it.                  – Franz Stampfl

There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner. – Dean Karnazes

There will come a day when I can no longer run. Today is not that day. – Unknown

Those who never run long distance or meditate in their lifetimes miss out on the best free drugs the planet has to offer. – Robert Black

Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life.                             – Orrin Woodward

Wars aren’t won by running. – Alexandra Christo

We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. – Unknown

When you run in the places you visit, you encounter things you’d never see otherwise.        – Tom Brokaw

Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up. – Amby Burfoot


Be sincere in your thoughts; be pure in your feelings. You will not have to run after happiness. Happiness will run after you. – Sri Chinmoy

Get going… Walk if you have to, but finish the damned race. – Ron Hill

Good things come slow, especially in distance running. – Bill Dellinger

If at first, you don’t succeed … run. – Joey Comeau

Life doesn’t run away from anybody. Life runs at people. – Joe Frazier

Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that’s how we’ll know life is finally finished. – Patrick Ness

One run can change your day; many runs can change your life. – Unknown

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.                    – Dean Karnazes

Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going. – Unknown

Stay in the race. Keep running. Keep walking. Keep praying. The Lord will renew your strength. – Jeffrey R. Holland

The pain of running relieves the pain of living. – Jacqueline Simon Gunn

We were born to run; we were born because we run. – Christopher McDougall

What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up. – Unknown

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