Best 74 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes About Running

Running Quotes

Looking for motivation to make running a part of your life? These 74 inspirational running quotes will do that for you. Both layman and athletes can find these motivational quotes to be of great importance both for daily casual running for fitness to participating in marathon. These fitness quotes can play a vital role in making you feel fresh and kicking if you take action on them.

Running Quotes

1. If you don’t believe then who will?

2. As we run, we become. – Amby Burfoot

3. Today I will run for pure, absolute, joy

4. Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

5. A runner is real when she takes the first step.

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

7. There is an itch in runners. – Arnold Hano

8. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami

9. The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat. – Bill Squires

10. Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. – Jimmy Buffett

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

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

13. It’s not so much that I began to run, but that I continued. – Hal Higdon

14. It’s supposed to be hard… The hard is what makes it great

15. A runner must run with dreams in his heart. – Emil Zatopek

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

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

18. If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record.

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

20. Runners don’t do drugs, they make their own … naturally. – E. Neil Culbertson

21. Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You’ll get there I promise. – Zoe Koplowitz

22. You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan

23. I’m not as fast or flexible as I once was, but running keeps me young. – Nicole DeBoom

24. The biggest mistake an athlete can make is to be afraid of making one. – L. Ron Hubbard

25. Running QuotesIt’s time to keep enjoying the best day in running history. – Amby Burfoot

26. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. – Jules Rendard

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

28. Part of a runner’s training consists of pushing back the limits of his mind. – Kenny Moore

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

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

31. Once you’re beat mentally, you might as well not even go to the starting line. – Todd Williams

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

33. Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body. – Lynn Jennings

34. I’ve learned that it’s what you do with the miles, rather than how many you’ve run. – Rod DeHaven

35. Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run? – Kevin Nelson

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

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

38. Mind is everything: muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. – Paavo Nurmi

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

40. Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.

41. Set aside a time solely for running. Running is more fun if you don’t have to rush through it. – Jim Fixx

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

43. When you cross the finish line, no matter how slow or fast, it will change your life forever. – Dick Beardsley

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

45. You would run much slower if you were dragging something behind you, like a knapsack or a sheriff. – Lemony Snicket

46. I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It’s almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes. – Mary Decker Slaney

47. Running is in my blood – the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hat of butterflies in your stomach. – Marcus o’Sullivan

48. 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

49. I’m afraid the reason so many new runners quit is because they never get past the point of feeling like they have to run. – John Bingham

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50. Running has taught me to love my brain, my body, and what both can do for me when I use them wisely and appreciate them – Meggie Smith

51. It’s a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do. – Alan Sillitoe

52. 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

53. 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

54. I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. – Bart Yasso

55. The marathon is not really about the marathon, it’s about the shared struggle. And it’s not only the marathon, but the training. – Bill Buffum

56. Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running. – Sarah Condor

57. Just move your legs. Because of you don’t thing you were born to run, you’re not only denying history; you’re denying who you are. – Dr. Dennis Bramble

58. 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

59. I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of a routine, and I accept it. – Allyson Felix

60. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. – Robert Pirsig

61. 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

62. 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

63. All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says. – Haruki Murakami

64. The true but rare runner’s high is a zone that we enter when everything seems to click perfectly, when time stands still, and when we can run almost without effort. – Amby Burfoot

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65. Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic. – Tim Noakes

66. If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance, run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, and — which is more — you’ll be a man, my son. – Rudyard Kipling

67. Running became the one event in my daily life that I looked forward to. Books and movies paled in comparison to the refuge of my feet slapping patiently in the fresh morning air. – Kate Kinsey

68. I want to run. To do what I always do, have always done, for the last five years of my life. Escape, flee into the shadows. But this time, I stand my ground. I’m tired of running. – Marie Lu, Prodigy

69. Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running. – Julie Isphording

70. Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about. – PattiSue Plumer

71. Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself. – John Bingham

72. I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought. – Arthur Blank

73. Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet. – Doris Brown Heritage

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