29 Hilarious Running Puns That Will Have You Keeling Over With Laughter

Bring these jokes on your next running club long run for a barrel of laughs!

Endurance running can be a serious business, but running puns can lighten it up!

The intense training sessions and grueling marathon runs can be tough at times, and it’s important to know how to relax and unwind. Is there any better way to do so than with a few goofy jokes?

Whether you want funny memes, childish puns, or relatable quotes, there are loads of ways to stay entertained while pursuing your passion for running.

Today, we will take a break from the practical strategies, running gear tips, and injury advice we usually focus on and dive into a slightly more light-hearted topic.

We’ll take you through some of the best running puns out there, giving you ammo for those running team group runs and workouts where a good joke or two can help ease the tension.

These running puns are guaranteed to have you keeling over for all the right reasons.

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The Best Q&A Running Gags

There’s nothing like a Q&A gag to get you off to a good start. After all, they’re classic for a reason, and when it comes to funny running puns and wordplay, these are no exception.

Let’s go through a few crackers that are bound to have you in stitches:

#1. What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast.

#2. Did you hear about the gardener who got lost during a race?
Apparently, she took the wrong route.

#3. Why did the DJ get disqualified from the 400m sprint?
He kept changing tracks.

#4. Did you hear about the happy-go-lucky fish who ran a marathon?
He just did it for the halibut.

#5. How did the lawyer with a torn ACL still manage to win the marathon?
Because he had power of a torn knee.

#6. Where did the Helsinki Marathon end?
At the Finnish line.

#7. What do you get when you run in front of a car?

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#8. What do you get when you run behind a car?

#9. Why was the marathon runner seized by police and put in jail?
For resisting a rest.

#10. Why are nuns, such great runners?
Because they’re used to being chaste.

#11. How do crazy runners get through a forest?
They take the psycho path.

#12. Why did the lactose-intolerant runner keep drinking milk?
He loved having the runs.

#13. Why did no one think Cinderella was a serious athlete?
Because everybody knew her coach was a pumpkin.

#14. Why did the gym members laugh while running on the treadmill?
Don’t worry, you won’t get it. It was a running inside joke.

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The Funniest Running One-Liners and Short Gags

If you’re in more of a rush to deliver your punchline, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Some of the funniest running puns can be whipped out even in moments when you’re pretty short of breath.

Let’s continue our pun saga with a few good one-liners and short gags.

#15. The snowman had to give up running eventually — he just couldn’t warm up.

#16. The same country seems always to dominate endurance running at the Olympics — Kenya believe their superiority?

#17. My dad used to never give money to charities that were organizing fundraising marathons. According to him, they’d always just take your money and run.

#18. Marathon runners with bad running shoes suffer the agony of de feet.

#19. Damn, I forgot the next pun – do you have something to jog my memory?

#20. The long-distance runner had a real fear of speed bumps on the road. He’s slowly getting over it.

#21. One marathon runner started getting annoyed because before each race, his pal would play a prank on him. It was a running joke.

#22. A newly single jogger didn’t seem too down about the breakup. I guess they’d had a good run.

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The Most Relatable Quotes About running

These days, millions of people across the world enjoy the benefits of running.

Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that loads of people have spoken eloquently about both its joys and difficulties.

So, to finish off this blog post, we’ve compiled some of the funniest and most relatable quotes we could find, some that can hopefully help you get to the finish line during brought spots.

We’ve included comments from some pretty famous names (and hey, if you want to feel a little closer to your heroes, check out our list of celebrity marathon times to see how you compare).

Okay, let’s get stuck into it!

#23. “How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” – Jimmy Fallon

#24. “I go running when I have to. Like when the ice cream van is doing sixty.” – Wendy Liebman

#25. “Running a marathon takes balls – other sports just play with them.” – Unknown

#26. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out whether they’ve got a second.” – William James

#27. “Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.” – Charles Schulz

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#28. “If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want. Why? Because (a) you’ll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you’ll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.” – Don Kardong

#29. “Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.” – Baron Hansen

That last one couldn’t be more true — we’ve all been there.

Hopefully, your new supply of punny running gags will help get you through those tougher moments that all runners endure.

If you’re craving more quotes, from the inspirational to the downright silly, check out our 30 favorite running quotes, for every occasion.

So there you have it! 29 cracking running puns and jokes to give you a laugh or even use for your Strava run titles.

Next time you’re warming up, taking a drink break, or mentally preparing yourself for a half marathon or cross country track team race, why not entertain yourself and your mates with some of these running puns? After all, what’s the use of running if you’re not having fun?

And if you’re looking for some other ways to make running that little bit more entertaining, take a look at our article on the 28 funniest marathon sign ideas.

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Fred is a London-based writer who works for several sport, fitness and wellness sites. He's a keen runner and amateur footballer, who also writes regularly for Jobs In Football and follows his side Norwich City home and away.

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