If you’re an avid user of Instagram for your running obsession, then any photos you post need the perfect running captions. Below are 70 of the best running captions you can find, with a nice variety of different tones and subjects. Pick the one that best suits who you are and make that perfect Instagram post.

Poking Fun at Yourself

  1. Running is a mental sport, and we are all insane.
  2. My running style is best described as startled gazelle.
  3. I thought they said rum.
  4. Slow runners make fast runners look good. You’re welcome.
  5. A good run is like a cup of coffee – I’m much nicer after I’ve had one.
  6. Please ignore the faces I make when I run.
  7. For someone who runs all the time, I still manage to make it look like it’s the first time I’ve ever tried.

Funny Running Captions

  1. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.
  2. Run as if there is a hot guy in front of you and an ugly one chasing after you
  3. DC Comics just called, they want to replace The Flash with me, because of my running speed.
  4. Run like the wind but tie your hair back first, because the wind only slaps them in your face.
  5. I plan on having such an awesome run, Morgan Freeman should narrate it.
  6. Yes, I am round. Yes, I am slow. Yes, I run as though my legs are tied together at the knees. But I am running. And that is all that matters.
  7. I run better than the government.
  8. Running won’t kill you… you’ll pass out first.
  9. Run like your parents found your exam grades and are chasing you.
  10. Pain is temporary, but your finishing time is posted on the Internet forever!
  11. Get so lost in the race that you even lose the race track behind.
  12. Slow runners make average runners look faster, they are the real heroes.
  13. Carb loading is an excuse to eat all the pasta you want before a race.
  14. Run so fast that even The Flash wants your speed.

Running Pride and Dedication

  1. I don’t run because I love it; I run because I love who I am when I’m through.
  2. I like running and maybe like four other people.
  3. I’ve got 99 problems and I’m going to ignore them all for an hour.
  4. If you see me collapse, pause my watch.
  5. It’s just a hill; get over it.
  6. Other sports use our sport as a punishment.
  7. Running is a sport where you compete against yourself.
  8. Some people don’t have the guts for distance. The polite term for them is sprinters.
  9. Run freely, like the world is yours, as running makes your heartbeat faster; one of the things which makes us feel most alive.
  10. On your good days, run hard. On your bad days, run as long as you need.
  11. I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.
  12. If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.
  13. To run or not to run: what a stupid question.
  14. I don’t care if I’m competing with my own blood, I need to win this.
  15. If I came this far, only to give up this race, then I gave up on my life’s race too.
  16. The miles or kilometers don’t matter, the amount of time invested does.
  17. Run to the things which make you happy, in my case, I’d be running forever as it is the top most thing which makes me happy.
  18. I forget the world, that is chasing to get me down, I run and keep on running, because there is nothing that can get me down while I run.
  19. How I stay fit and in shape? I run. Running helps me leave behind all worries of the days, as I am far ahead of them in life’s race.

Mind Over Matter

  1. Don’t think of them as hills; think of them as “mounds of opportunity.”
  2. The most difficult part of training is training your mind.
  3. The real run begins the moment you forget you are running.
  4. Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.
  5. Remember that, you are the one who controls your pain when you are physically tired.
  6. Every bit of pain which you feel, while running with tired feet or feet who lost one race, they will take you one step closer to your own motivational story.
  7. Be enough to cheer for your own self when there is no one in the crowd, cheering on you for running even when your feet are bruised.

Quotes for Inspiration

  1. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes
  2. “The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.” – Haruki Murakami
  3. “Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith.” – John Bingham
  4. “Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.” – Dean Karnazes
  5. “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” – Tim Noakes
  6. “There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.” – Kristin Armstrong
  7. “There is nothing so momentary as a sporting achievement, and nothing so lasting as the memory of it.” – Greg Dening
  8. “It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.” – John Bingham
  9. “What I’ve learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you’re hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.” – James Dyson
  10. “The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” – Franklin P. Jones
  11. “Yes, I am round. Yes, I am slow. Yes, I run as though my legs are tied together at the knees. But I am running. And that is all that matters.” – John Bingham
  12. “Winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi
  13. “Never underestimate the heart of a champion!” – Doc Rivers
  14. “There is about world-class athletes carving out exemptions from physical laws a transcendent beauty that makes manifest God in man.” – David Foster Wallace
  15. “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” – Amby Burfoot
  16. “The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other,… but to be with each other.” – Christopher McDougall
  17. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito
  18. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James
  19. “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi
  20. “Run often, run long. But never outrun your love of running.” – Julie Isphording
  21. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” – Juma Ikangaa
  22. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  23. “Clear your mind of can’t.” – Samuel Johnson