Motivational Running Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old motivational running quotes, motivational running sayings, and motivational running proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I don't have a runner's body, but I have a runner's heart and that is all you need. Jennifer Morris
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
Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. Julie Isphording
Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time. Michael Sargent
Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport. Bill Rodgers
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves. Roger Bannister
Running has taught me to always push forward, especially in the most difficult times. unknown
All you need is the courage to believe in yourself and put one foot in front of the other. Kathrine Switzer
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. Jimmy Buffett
Every day is a good day when you run. Kevin Nelson
The race does not always go to the swift, but to the ones who keep running. unknown
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
Life is short… running makes it seem longer. Baron Hansen
I don't run because I love the feeling of running. I run because it makes me love the feeling of living. Bonnie Pfiester
Have you ever felt worse after a run? George Sheehan
The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. George Sheehan
If you want to run a mile, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon. Emil Zatopek
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
If one could run without getting tired I don't think one would often want to do anything else. C.S Lewis
Run in the morning … before your brain figures out what your body is doing! unknown
Running teaches us to keep moving forward, one step at a time, especially in the most painful moments. unknown
Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, “Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today. Peter Maher
Run like there's a hot guy in front of you and a creepy one behind you. unknown
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. Fred Lebow
When you have running goals you have hope and when you have hope you have everything. Felicity Luckey
Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life Haruki Murakami
Good things come slow, especially in distance running. Bill Dellinger
Act enthusiastic about running and you will be enthusiastic. Felicity Luckey
You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running. Christopher McDougall
You don't have to be fast. But you'd better be fearless. Christopher McDougall