Running Quotes to Motivate You to Stay Active

We’ve gathered an awesome collection of running quotes that will keep you fueled with each step you take no matter how short or far.

RunningRunning is a favorite hobby for many people around the world. These running quotes are meant to be inspirational. to keep you moving forward and never think about looking back unless it’s only to see how far you’ve come.

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You are thinking of becoming a runner, but you’re not sure why. There are many reasons to fall in love running.

RunningIt is one of the most effective ways to do it. toIt can improve your mental and physical health. It improves your overall health, gives you a way to relieve stress and makes you happier.

50 Running Quotes to Motivate You to Stay Active

Running is great for your health and provides a bridge between the two. toFind new friends and make strong relationships.

RunningIt is also a great method toSet a goal, then achieve it. If you need some purpose in your life, now’s the time toPut on your shoes and get to work toward your goal.

What’s more, running is free. You can run anywhere, and it’s one of those exercises that don’t need any special equipment or a gym to get started.

So, what are you waiting? These inspirational, motivating, and energizing running quotes, sayings, or proverbs are for you. toGet you moving.

Don’t forget toThese walking quotes are about the mental and physical benefits.

Running quotes toMotivate you toKeep active

1. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. It’s that I had the courage to do it. to start.” – John Bingham

2. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” — Mo Farah

4. “RunningAllow me toSet your mind free. Nothing is impossible. Nothing unattainable.” — Kara Goucher

5. “I don’t run toAdd days to my life, I run toGive life a second chance to my days.” – Ronald Rook

6. “I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together.” – Haruki Murakami

7. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito

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

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

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

Running quotes toKeep you inspired

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

12. “I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run toBreathe in the fresh air. I run toExplore. I run toEscape the mundane I run…toEnjoy the journey. You live a more vivid, intense life. I like that.” ― Dean Karnazes

13. “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.” Christopher McDougall

14. “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license toNo membership card required to earn to get. You just run.” – John Bingham

15. “Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.” – Kara Goucher

16. “After all, if you run far enough, no one can catch you.” ― V.E. Schwab

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

18. “Ask yourself: “Can I give more?” The answer is usually: “Yes.” – Paul Tergat

19. “Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.” ― Dean Karnazes

20. “I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few toRefuse to follow the easy route, take the trail, keep your feet on the ground, and you will be successful. toThe same conclusion I reached: Running takes me to where I want. to go.” – Dean Karnazes

Running quotes toGet motivated for your next run

21. “Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”— T.S. Elliot

22. “Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days…I run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I’m done with my run, I’m done with it.” — Rob Haneisen

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

24. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

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

26. “Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Rich Davis

27. “Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still.” – Kathleen Harris

28. “There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. You can even transcend the mind by running a little farther. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.” – Kristin Armstrong

29. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ”Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

30. “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

Running quotes toGet you moving

31. “We all have dreams. But, we must order. to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”— Jesse Owens

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

33. “Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” —Julie Isphording

34 “There’s not one body type that equates toSuccess. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.” – Mary Cullen

35 “Get going … walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill

36. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

37. “We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.” ― Christopher McDougall

38. “The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature.” ― Lynn Jennings

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

40 “It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.” – Emil Zatopek

Running quotes to keep you going

41 “The will toWithout the will, win is nothing to prepare.”— Juma Ikangaa

42 “A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” —Unknown

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

44. “You would run much slower if you were dragging something behind you, like a knapsack or a sheriff.” ― Lemony Snicket

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

46. “Run in the morning … before your brain figures out what your body is doing!” – Anonymous

47. “Run like hell and get the agony over with.” – Clarence DeMar

48 “The marathon can humble you.” – Bill Rodgers

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49. “Some people train knowing they’re not working as hard as other people. I can’t fathom how they think.” – Alberto Salazar

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

Running quotes to keep you positive

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

52. “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

53 “Fast running isn’t forced. YouHave to relax and let the run come out of you.” – Desiree Linden

54 “A runner must run with dreams in his heart.” – Emil Zatopek

55 “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

56 “I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” – Jesse Owens

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

58 “Go fast enough toYou can get there but it takes too long to see.” – Jimmy Buffett

59. “RunningA road toSelf-awareness, reliance and self-confidence are two things you can do to 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

60 “RunningThis was the one thing in my day that I looked forward too. to. Movies and books pale in comparison to the refuge of my feet slapping patiently in the fresh morning air” – Kate Kinsey

Running quotes toKeep you motivated

61. “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” – John Bryant

62. “Why race? The need toPerhaps you should be tested. toTake chances; there’s always a chance to be number one.”—George Sheehan

63. “YouYou have the option to choose. YouYou can either throw in the towel or use it. to wipe the sweat off of your face.” – Gatorade

64 “I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. It’s the same feeling I feel at all the big races. It’s part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I’m there and I’m ready.”—Allyson Felix

65 “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

66 “Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good.”—Hal Higdon

67. “Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.” – Unknown

68. “No marathon gets easier later. The halfway point only marks the end of the beginning.”—Joe Henderson

69 “If you want toGet started now to be the best runner that you can be. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.” – Priscialla Welch

70 “It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. StayConfident. Trust the process.”—Sara Hall

RunningQuotes that will change your thinking

71 “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.” – NIKE

72 “Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.”—John Trautmann

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73. “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

74. “Once you’re beat mentally, you might as well not even go to the starting line.”—Todd Williams

75. “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. Everyone is a runner, some are faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso

76. “Running is in my blood—the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach.”—Marcus O’Sullivan

77. “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine

78. “No matter how old I get, the race remains one of life’s most rewarding experiences.”—George Sheehan

79. “If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” – Christopher McDougall

80 “You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.”—Steve Prefontaine

Running quotes toInspire and Motivate

81 “Two joggers passed, shoes cheerfully slapping against the pavement.”― Sara ShepardIf you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure toTake a look at our short quotes that will make a huge difference in your daily life.

82. “When you run, the road belongs to you.”― Toni Sorenson

83. “Running is flying intermittently.”― Alain Bremond Torrent

84 “Every race proves a new opportunity toLearn more about it toBe a runner, and what it means to run.”― Jill Grunenwald

85 “RunningThe movement of a human being free from any restrictions. It doesn’t demand any special premises or machines. YouYou only have to be there toPut on your shoes and start moving. Let the blood circulate. Then everything becomes much clearer.”― Markus TorgebyIf you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure toCheck out our collection for inspiration in fitness.

86 “Run! Life’s too short toWalk. Unless you don’t know where you’re running to, then move very slowly.”― Neil A. Hogan

87 “I started running to escape the memories that drinking couldn’t cover up”― Dean Karnazes

88 “You can alter mood by running.”― Tumpal Sihombing

89. “Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days” – Bob Hneisen

90 “Running strengthens self-motivation.”― Tumpal Sihombing

Motivational quotes for runners

91. “Running … led toA deep sense of happiness only comes from doing the things you love, and listening to your heart. to do upon waking each day.”― S.F. HickIf you’re enjoying these quotes, you’ll love our collection of short motivational quotes that will get you ready toTake on the day.

92. “Running is therapy anyone can afford.”― Toni Sorenson

93. “RunningThis is a form practiced stoicism. It’s a method of teaching your brain, body and soul. to be biochemically comfortable in a state of disrepair.”― Matthew Inman

94 “Children run everywhere for a reason-it’s fun. Grown-ups can forget that sometimes.”― Jim Butcher

95 “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

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96 “When you feel life’s slow, run !”― Tumpal Sihombing

97 “Shut up and run.”― Matthew Inman

98. “RunningIt’s like listening to music. It requires focus and rhythm. It requires dedication. It takes perseverance. toYou must keep out all other things. The herd is strung out beneath me, keeping pace with the thump of their crosstrainers. I hold the sound in my head and subtract cars, trucks, motorcycles, voices until it’s nothing but a song.”― Brenna Yovanoff

99 “Your body is made to move so move it.”― Toni Sorenson

100 “RunningThis is a good idea. to escape from comfort zone.”― Tumpal Sihombing

More running quotes, sayings and phrases

101 “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami

102. “If you build the guts toIf you do anything, then it is better to save money. to face the consequences.” – Criss Jami

103. “The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed.” – Bethany Brookbank

104 “I’m alone, but I’m not lonely. I love who I am. I like who I’m becoming.” – Deena Kasstor

105 “Running away from someone you love is a race you will never win.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

106 “The only way for you toKeep your mind clear to run from those who would confuse you.” – Kristin Cashore

107 “Running ain’t no bad thing. Leastways if you run in the right direction.” – Mark Lawrence

108 “My past is trying toCatch up toContinue to be me toIt is best to run from it. It’s the only way I can live.” – Nicole Sobon

109. “Love is not running away or giving up, it is standing and fighting for every moment.” – M.F. Moonzajer

110 “Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man.” – Criss Jami

Which one of these running quotations was your favourite?

RunningOne of the best physical activities you can do is running. Running is not only good for your health, but it can also help you to build a strong and meaningful friendship network.

If you’re not a natural born runner, there’s no need toDon’t worry. We hope these running quotes have reminded you that you don’t have toYou can start running like you are a marathoner. Running for just a few minutes daily will make you happier and live longer.

These running quotes are great! Which quote was your favorite? We’d love to hear from you. toLet us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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