1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Short Running Quotes


Updated April 30, 2014

Woman running

Short running quotes are great because they're easy to remember, and they usually have a simple, powerful message. Here are some short, motivational quotes about running that you can think about during runs, or when you're trying to motivate yourself to go for a run.

1. "Runs end. Running doesn't."

2. "Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical."
-Rich Davis

3. "Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon."
-Fred Lebow

4. "The marathon. How an average runner becomes more than average."
-New Balance

5. "A run begins the moment you forget you are running."
- Adidas

6. "Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work."
-Kara Goucher

7. "Yesterday you said tomorrow."

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

9. "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

10. "Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can't."

11. "The marathon can humble you."
-Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston and four NYC marathons

12. "Running releases more than just sweat."
- Asics

13. "Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight."
-Lance Armstrong

14. "Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still."
-Kathleen Harris

15. "Runs end. Running doesn't."

16. "As we run, we become."
- Amby Burfoot

17. "Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

18. "Remember the reasons you are running."
-Seen on a marathon spectator sign

19. "Every day is a good day when you run."
-Kevin Nelson

20. "I have met my hero, and he is me."
-George Sheehan, running writer

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.