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33 Quick Quotes to Energize Your Running Motivation

Running motivation quotes are one of those things runners are just attracted to…because we LOVE to get all jacked-up on motivation!

A great source of running motivation is quotes that really connect with the reason why we lace up our shoes, get out there, and run day after day. Some also relate to the reason runners voluntarily put themselves through the struggle of racing as a means of self-improvement and a desire to find meaning in life.

33 Inspirational Quotes for Running Motivation

Enjoy this collection of fantastic running motivation quotes and be sure to save a few to Pinterest or share the ones on Facebook that you can relate to!

33 Inspirational Quotes to Breakthrough Your Running Motivation

Race Preparation Running Quotes

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” ~Juma Ikangaa

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” Running Quotes

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” ~Mark Spitz

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“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” Running Motivation Quotes

“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.” ~Gatorade Advertisement

“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.” Running Sports Motivation Quotes

“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, author of Mile Markers

“I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run." Running Motivation Quotes

Self-Improvement Running Quotes

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

“Running is the greatest metaphor in life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” Running Motivation Quotes

“I am not afraid of storms. I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott

“I am not afraid of storms. I am learning how to sail my ship.” Running Motivation Quotes

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

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Running Life Motivation Quotes

 “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you are done.” ~Unknown

“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you are done.” Running Motivation Quotes

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

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” Running Motivation Quotes

“I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to self-satisfaction.” ~Steve Prefontaine, International track star

“I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to self-satisfaction.” Running Motivation Inspiration Quotes

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

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, the, is not an act, but a habit.” Running Life Motivation Quotes

Motivational Running Quotes to Dig Deep on Race Day

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” ~William James

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” Race Day Running Motivation Quote

“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deeply inside you, if you look closely enough.” ~Hal Higdon

“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts." Running Motivation Quote

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

“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” Running Motivation Dean Karnazes Quote

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

“Get going…walk if you have to but finish the damned race.” Race Day Running Motivation Quotes

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” ~Katherine Switzer

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” _Katherine Switzer Race Day Marathon Running Motivation Quote

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

“Remember It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.” Race Day Running Motivation Quotes

Motivational Self-Image Quotes on Running

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” ~Laird Hamilton

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears." Running Life Motivation Quotes

“Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” ~Kara Goucher

“Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” Running Inspiration Motivation Quotes

“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

“Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.” Running Motivation Quote

“Look in the mirror. That is your competition.” ~Unknown

“Look in the mirror. That is your competition.” Running Fitness Motivation Quotes

“There is 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 is not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.” Body Image Running Motivation Quotes

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run farther than others. I never met a fake runner.” ~Bart Yasso

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run farther than others. I never met a fake runner.” Running Identity Motivation Quotes

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

“If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” Running Motivation Born to Run Quotes

Running Quotes for Living an Intentional Life

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more LIFE.” ~George Sheehan, M.D., author of Going the Distance

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more LIFE.” Running Life Motivation Quotes

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” ~Julie Isphording, former Olympic Runner

“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” Running Motivation Quotes

 “We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.” ~Deena Kastor

“We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.” Deena Kastor Running Life Motivation Quotes

 “Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t” ~Unknown

“Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t” Running Fitness Motivation Quotes

 “There are moments when running allows you to see how wonderful life is.” ~Kara Goucher

“There are moments when running allows you to see how wonderful life is.” Running Life Motivation Inspirational Quotes

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

“If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner.” Running Motivation Quotes

“I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” ~Ronald Rook

“I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” Running Life Motivation Inspirational Quotes

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

“Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.” Running Life Motivation Inspirational Quotes

“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

“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.” Running Life Motivation Quotes

Once I ran my first half marathon, there was no going back.

It ignited an athletic drive for self-improvement like never before. Half marathons are also completely do-able and are something I can continue to do for the rest of my life. They also took my running, weight loss, and my LIFE to the next level.

You don’t need to be a professional athlete to reap the benefits of the sport of running. The process of training for a half marathon will literally transform the way you view life, and you just might lose weight along the way.

33 Quick Quotes to Energize Your Running Motivation

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