30 Marathon Captions For Instagram

Running Inspiration & Motivation

30 Marathon Captions For Instagram


As well as the immense feeling of satisfaction and your finishers medal, posting a photograph on social media is the perfect way to commemorate crossing the finish line of the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Whether you’re on your way to the start line of your marathon or you’ve got your finishers medal around your neck, the last thing you’ll want to be doing is deliberating over an Instagram caption.

Here are 30 inspirational, heartfelt and clever running captions and quotes that you can use for your social media posts about your marathon.

Short running quotes

“Life is like a marathon. It's full of ups and downs that take your breath away."

“I started strong but I crossed the finish line even stronger.”

“Even when you think you’re done, you can always give a little more.”

“All of these months of hard work were worth it.”

“Thank you, London, for a day I’ll never forget.”

“Running is real and relatively simple… but it ain’t easy.” Mark Will-Weber

"A marathon is hundreds of miles. The finish is the last 26.2."

“Quitting was never an option.”

“Running is always the answer.”

"A marathon is hundreds of miles. The finish is the last 26.2."

“The human body has limitations; the human spirit is boundless.” Dean Karnazes

Funny running quotes

“Any idiot can run, but it takes a special kind of idiot to run a marathon.”

“Virgin Money London Marathon 2019? Completed it mate.”

“This seemed like a good idea when I signed up…”

“Same again next year?”    

“My legs (just about) held out!”

“Because 26.3 miles would be crazy.”

“That was the longest 26.2 miles of my life… but I wouldn’t change a thing.”

"Running won't solve all your problems. But then again, neither will housework. I’m glad I took my chances on a marathon.”

Inspiring running quotes

"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." Kathrine Switzer

“There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.”

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

“Of all the races, there is no better stage for heroism than a marathon.” George Sheehan

“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” Emil Zatopek

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

“Perhaps the world would be a better place if more people ran.” Dean Karnazes    

"Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however, if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best." Meb Keflezighi

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

"You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week, or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime." Mark Allen

Charity running quotes

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” Kathy Calvin

"Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything." Walt Whitman

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” Minor Myers