Running Quotes

Running quotes come in all shapes and sizes. Funny running quotes, inspirational running quotes, motivational running quotes, and lots of quotes about running that will even make non-runners happy. 

Funny Motivational Inspirational Running QuotesHere are running quotes to help you laugh, get inspired, feel motivated, or even just because you are bored at work. 

Funny Running Quotes

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

“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

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

“How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” – Jimmy Fallon

If I pass out, please pause my Garmin.

Remember: It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.

Remember: Sweat is fat crying.

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

“Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

“Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.” – Baron Hansen

“If the hill has its own name, then it’s probably a pretty tough hill.” – Marty Stern

“The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” – Franklin Jones

“A good run is like a cup of coffee. I’m much nicer after I’ve had one.”- Unknown
It’s a hill. Get over it.

Motivational and Inspirational Running Quotes

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

“What is the source of my success? I think it’s a combination of consistency and balance.” – Mark Allen

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and, most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele

“I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, and sweat-purged. I love that good ache of the muscles that have done me proud.” —Kristin Armstrong

“A one hour run is 4% of your day. No excuses.”

“‘I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness,’ is my mantra during marathons—it calms me down and helps me focus.” – Amy Hastings

“Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.” —Kim Cowart

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

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

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

“What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up.” —Unknown

Quotes About Running

“It’s my own space, my own time, when I’m just out there letting my thoughts go. It’s part of my day like eating, and it’s one of my favorite parts.” – Louise Kent

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

“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” – Kara Goucher

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” —George Sheehan, M.D

“If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner.” —Unknown

Some other posts about running:

8 Things NOT To Say To Someone Training For A Marathon

Fun Facts About Running

What To Do With Your Old Race Bibs

10 Things Never To Say To A Runner 

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