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Motivational Running Quotes

Get Inspired With These Running Quotes


Updated May 16, 2014

  • "There is an itch in runners."
    -Arnold Hano

  • "Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring."
    -Jimmy Carter

  • "The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank."
    -George Sheehan, running writer

  • "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great!"
    -Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own

  • "When it's pouring rain and you're bowling along through the wet, there's satisfaction in knowing you're out there and the others aren't."
    -Peter Snell

  • "Spend at least some of your training time, and other parts of your day, concentrating on what you are doing in training and visualizing your success."
    -Grete Waitz

  • "Watching the world's best compete fires you up to achieve your own feats of greatness. When it comes to running, participation and spectating go hand in hand."
    -Kara Goucher, U.S. elite marathoner

  • "Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport."
    --Bill Rodgers

  • "Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body."
    -Lynn Jennings

  • "No one ever drowned in sweat."
    -Author Unknown

  • "We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport."
    -Alberto Salazar

  • "There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people."
    -Bill Bowerman

  • "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."
    -Priscilla Welch

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