Running Quotes | Inspirational Quotes About Running

Quote by Oprah Winfrey that says "Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put in."

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A Collection of Inspirational and Motivational Quotes about Running, Fitness, and Life.


A picture of text that says, "I really regret that workout -No One Ever"

“Wow, I really regret that workout”

-No One Ever


A picture from Runners On the Go's Running Quotes that says "don't stop when you're tired, stop when you're done."









“Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.”


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picture of a runners with a quote that says "Training is what you are doing while your opponent is sleeping in"
“Training is what you are doing while your opponent is sleeping in”

-Brian Owen


Picture of a road that says "Don't Ask Me Why I Run. Ask Yourself Why You Don't"

“Don’t ask me why I run, ask yourself why you don’t”


There is no One Giant Step that does it, it's a lot of little steps - Peter Cohen

“There is no one giant step that does it, it’s a lot of little steps.”

-Peter A. Cohen

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When someone tells you, "you can't," turn around and say, "watch me"

“When someone tells you ‘you can’t’ turn around and say ‘watch me'”


It does not matter how slowly you go - So long as you do not stop

“It does not matter how slowly you go – so long as you do not stop”


A picture of words that say "wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction"












“Wake up with Determination, go to bed with Satisfaction”
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A picture of Steve Prefontaine in his University of Oregon Uniform

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”

-Steve Prefontaine


A picture of a fit woman with an inspirational quote

“The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it’s perfect, far from it, but because, with every mile, it is proving to me that I am capable of more than I ever thought possible.”


One foot on the ground while the other is in the middle of a stride

“The days when you least feel like running are usually the days when you need it the most.”
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A picture of a shoreline with a quote about running

“Running teaches me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined”


A picture of a quote that says "Running has given me many things, but the greatest gift has been the people that it's brought into my life"

“Running has given me many things, but the greatest gift has been the people that it’s brought into my life.”

A picture of a triathlete pushing through immense pain

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the fellow who thinks he can.”

-Steve Prefontaine

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A picture of words that say "Life is better when you're running"

“Life is better when you’re running.”



A picture of a lady running over sand dunes with a motivational quote

“It’s very hard, in the beginning, to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.”


A picture of a lady in running in cold conditions with an inspirational quote

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.”
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A picture of Carl Lewis coming out of starting blocks

“If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way not to win”

-Carl Lewis


A picture of words that say "If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never the goal."

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.”



A picture of a lady exercising with a motivational quote

“I would rather say ‘I did it’ than ‘I gave up'”
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A picture of someone's legs as they run through a puddle

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.”

-T. Alan Armstrong

Picture of a group of elite runners during a race

“A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.”

-Steve Prefontaine


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