50 Best Motivational Running Quotes About Racing

Find powerful, motivational Quotes About Running and Racing from Running Icons and Legends.

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Best Motivational Running Quotes About Racing

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
—John Bingham, running speaker and writer

Running is therapy anyone can afford.
Toni Sorensen

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

"When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting."
Doris Brown Heritage, women's distance running pioneer

"Fear is gradually replaced by excitement and a simple desire to see what you can do on the day."
Lauren Fleshman, American distance runner

"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, co-founder of the New York City Marathon

"Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running."
Julie Isphording, American Olympic runner

"There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner."
Dean Karnazes

"The real purpose of running isn't to win a race. It's to test the limits of the human heart."
Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike

"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, runner and journalist

"Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run."
Jumbo Elliot, famed track and field coach

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life like a champion.”
Muhammed Ali

“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, America distance runner

“The marathon. How an average runner becomes more than average.”
New Balance

“Feel your race. Feel the joy that is running.”
Kara Goucher, U.S. Olympic marathoner

“You made it to the START, you will make it to the FINISH.”
Spectator sign seen at a marathon

“When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race.”
Jay Foonberg, 72-year-old runner

“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen.”

Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Clarence DeMar

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

You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.
Christopher McDougall

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

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

The pain of running relieves the pain of living.
Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Running has taught me, perhaps more than anything else, that there’s no need to fear starting lines or other new beginnings.
Amby Burfoot

“One day I won’t be able to do this, today is not that day.”
Toni Sorensen

“There is a moment in every race. A moment where you can either quit, fold, or say to yourself, ‘I can do this.'”
Gatorade Ad

"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

"Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle."
Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl

Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Clarence DeMar

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

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

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

Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Clarence DeMar

“Victory is paid for in sweat, courage, and preparation.”

“I never feel more alive than when I’m in great pain, struggling against insurmountable odds and untold adversity. Hardship? Suffering? Bring it!”
Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and author

Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible, nothing unattainable.
Kara Goucher

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”
Vince Lombardi, famed football coach

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 deep inside you if you look closely enough.”
Hal Higdon running coach and author

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.
Christopher McDougall American distance runner

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

“Every race proves a new opportunity to educate myself about what it means to be a runner and what it means to run.”
Jill Grunenwald, writer & runner

Races always hurt. You don’t train so that it doesn’t hurt. You train so you can tolerate it.
M. Rowland

“Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work.”
Kara Goucher

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Walt Disney

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.
Priscialla Welch

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

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

Nothing, not even pain lasts forever.
Kim Cowart

But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.
Meb Keflezighi

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

💡The Takeaway

What to say to motivate runners?

Running is therapy anyone can afford and
anyone can do it.

“You don’t have to go fast; but you just have to GO and TRY.

These are the good running quotes and

What is the best motivational Tone?
All Positive

The voice inside your head that says you can’t ..

But You say… I know.
I can

How do you inspire a runner?
With 50 Best Motivational Quotes About Running and Racing

Enjoy with
powerful, motivational running quotes.

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