38 Running Quotes

Browse our collection of running quotes. May they encourage you to run and give the best you can give both in running and in life.

  1. It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. Richard DeVos
    Inspirational Quotes

  2. Humor oils the wheels of life and helps to keep it running smoothly. Dorothea Kopplin, Something to Live By Life

  3. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. Satchel Paige

  4. Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually pain passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing. Frank Shorter

  5. Never let your feet run faster than your shoes. Scottish Proverb
  6. Never let your feet run faster than your shoes. Scottish Proverb
    Funny Proverbs

  7. The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be. Haruki Murakami
    Words of Encouragement

  8. 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

  9. It's an act of courage to explore new avenues; it's an act of faith to acknowledge that you want your life's journey to be more than the day-to-day hamster wheel that keeps you running in circles. Denise Marek, The Keys

  10. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
    Life Is Beautiful

  11. Run in places you love with people you like. Enjoying your surroundings and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you. Deena Kastor, Long Distance Runner

  12. I think it's fantastic that the world's greatest marathon runner, the world record holder, has finally got a championship gold medal. No one deserves it more than she does. No one is tougher or harder than Paula and she fully deserves that gold medal. It's been a long time coming but well worth waiting for. David Moorcroft

  13. Do not follow a person who is running away. African Proverb

  14. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
  15. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
    Quote of The Day

  16. An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. Emil Zatopek, Long-distance Runner

  17. If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Moving Forward

  18. I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me. Author Unkown

  19. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable. Sir Roger Bannister

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

  21. You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self-discipline to get the job done. Adam Goucher

  22. Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
    Never Quit

  23. Running from God will only lead to a lifetime of bad choices and deep regret. Mary DeMuth, Live Uncaged

  24. Engage in tasks and hobbies that bring you joy, like reading a book or going for a run. Jeff Gunn Hobby

  25. Who would enjoy a life of no runs, no hits, no errors? Hans Selye
    Motivational Quotes about Life

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

  27. Don't walk away from negative people - run! Mark Twain
  28. Don't walk away from negative people - run! Mark Twain
    Negative People

  29. If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. Kathrine Switzer

  30. Does mothering really drain all the energy out of a woman, leaving none for fitness, weight management, or competitive endeavors? Nope. I have never seen motherhood and running as mutually exclusive. In fact, I've become more athletic since having kids. Dimity McDowell, Run Like a Mother

  31. Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be running after it all day. English Proverb

  32. We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. Emil Zatopek

  33. "No pain, no gain" does not mean that pain systematically equals gain. It's easy to go hard. It's hard to go smart. Erwan Le Corre

  34. You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face. Gatorade Ad

  35. I was prepared to get the record, and I am disappointed, though I am happy with winning and the time. I'll get (the record) next time. Meseret Defar

  36. Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that's cool too. Pat Tyson, Track and Field Coach

  37. The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. Bill Copeland

  38. Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon. Fred Lebow
  39. Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon. Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon

  40. Well, you can recharge your battery by doing some very positive things including engaging in stress reducing activities like walking, running or going for a vigorous swim Catherine Pulsifer, What We Can Learn From A Dead Battery
    Stress Relief

  41. When it's pouring rain and you're bowling along through the wet, there's satisfaction in knowing you're out there and the others aren't. Peter Snell

  42. I achieved my targets because I knew what I wanted. I knew why I wanted it; and I knew how much I wanted it.I also stuck to it when things went wrong, and I wasn't distracted by other things that came along. Charlie Spedding, Long Distance Runner

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