This file includes track, field and running.
Also see running for fitness and sports.
- 1, 2, 3 Jump!
- Back in the Race
- Back on Track
- Born to Run
- Chariots of Fire
- Dash of Excitement
- A Day at the Races
- Finishers are Winners
- Get Ready, Get Set, Go
- Giant Leap
- Go the Distance
- Going the Distance
- Good Day to Run
- Have a Field Day
- High Hopes
- Hit the Ground Running
- I Can Go the Distance
- In the Running
- Life in the Fast Lane
- Life in the Slow Lane
- Makin' Tracks
- A Need for Speed
- Off and Running
- On the Fast Track
- On Track
- On Your Mark, Get Set, Go
- One Giant Leap for Man
- The Race is On
- Race to the Finish
- Ready to Run
- Running Like the Wind
- Ready, Set, Go
- Sprint to the Finish
- An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. (Emil Zatopek)
- Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. (Lewis Carroll, from Alice in Wonderland)
- Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails. (Clarence S. Darrow)
- The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank. (George Sheehan)
- The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals. (Hal Higdon)
- Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead. (Roger Bannister, after becoming the first person to break the 4-minute mile in 1952)
- Don't count all the runners ahead of you and feel intimidated. Instead look back proudly at all those you're leading, especially those you can't see because they never reached the starting line.
- Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you are moving forward. (Sue Luke)
- Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. (John Trautmann)
- First is first, and second is nowhere. (Ian Stewart)
- For most of us, a marathon is less a race than a survival test. The big question before a shorter race is, "How fast will I finish?" The big one before a marathon is, "Will I finish at all?"
- The hardest part of the marathon is the training. Race Day is graduation day, when you celebrate with fellow graduates and supporters who've helped you come this far.
- I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs. (Jesse Owens)
- I love the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me. (Wilma Rudolph)
- I ran and ran every day, and I acquired a sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never, give up, no matter what else happened. (Wilma Rudolph, track star)
- If the hill has its own name, then it's probably a pretty tough hill. (Marty Stern)
- If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record.
- It's better to burn out than to fade away. (Tom Petty)
- The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. (Sir Roger Bannister)
- Most men take the straight and narrow. A few take the road less traveled. I chose to cut through the woods.
- Most mistakes in a race are made in the first two minutes, perhaps in the very first minute. (Jack Daniels, coach)
- Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. (William James)
- My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: 'Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win...Channel your energy. Focus.' (Carl Lewis)
- No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes. (Don Kardong)
- No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable. (Sir Roger Bannister)
- Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. (Bruce Barton)
- Pain is weakness leaving the body. (Tom Sobal, World Snowshoe Racing Champion)
- Q: Why aren't you signed up for the 401K?
A: I'd never be able to run that far. (Scott Adams, Dilbert, 4/2/01)
- Run like hell and get the agony over with. (Clarence DeMar)
- Runners run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
- The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It's a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you're nothing but hoof prints. (Ed Eyestone)
- Thank God, it's over. (Neil Cusack, 1974 marathon winner)
- There is no time to think about how much I hurt; there is only time to run. (Ben Logsdon)
- There will come a point in the race, when you alone will need to decide. You will need to make a choice. Do you really want it? (Rolf Arands)
- There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people. (Bill Bowerman)
- To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who's never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind. (Jerome Drayton)
- We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. (Emil Zapotek)
- Why couldn't Pheidippides have died here? (Frank Shorter--at the 16-mile mark of a marathon)
- The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare. (Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner)
- You only get to negatively affect your DNA. (Manciata on why some people can't run a marathon.)
- Your shoes are only as good as the laces they're attached to. (Greg Sampson)
Page Ideas - Track and Running
- Use a big platter to draw a track on a two-page layout. Use sneaker die-cuts on the track like they are running. Put photos in the track and on it. Add related stickers.
- I save my husbands bib numbers. I mount them on paper with mounting corners, because my husband writes his time and placement on the back. I usually use marathon brochures and always the course map. (mamajo)