Whether you are forming an official running team in your town or city or trying to put together a relay team for a group race like a marathon relay, charity run, or Ragnar run, one of the most fun parts is coming up with possible running team names.
It can be surprisingly difficult to come up with creative running team names that are catchy and unique but aren’t already taken.
Funny run team names usually try to incorporate running puns or take a creative spin on song titles, popular phrases, or brand names using running terms.
In this article, we’ve put together a list of creative, unique, and funny running team names to give you some ideas for what to call your own band of runners.
We will cover:
- What Makes a Good Running Team Name?
- Ideas for Fun Running Team Names
- How to Come Up With Creative Running Team Names
Let’s get started!
What Makes a Good Running Team Name?
There aren’t necessarily any rules regarding what a running team name has to be. The best running team names are catchy, memorable, and something the team members feel proud about or connected to, perhaps because it talks about the benefits of running or the qualities of runners.
Depending on what kind of running team you are forming—a serious, competitive, and official running club or a fun relay team for a one-off running race—you may want a running team name with some gravitas or more of a funny run team name.
Ideas for Fun Running Team Names
Here are over 200 ideas for funny running team names and other catchy running team names:
- The Stretchers
- No Heels Here; Heart and Solers
- Sweaty Girls Unite
- Made for Marathons; Marathon Mavins
- DOMS Divas; Do or DOMS; DOMS to the Rescue; DOMS Dudes
- Faster and Furious
- Full Throttle
- Mileage Mavens
- Dreaming of Donuts, Fueled by Coffee
- Beer Milers
- Mighty Milers
- Baby Got Track
- Fast Feet on The Street
- Killing Kilometers; Conquering Kms
- Mastering Miles; United By Miles; Moms and Miles; Laughing for Miles; Miles and Smiles
- Over Drivers
- Tempo Titans; Tempo Teamsters; Fartlekers
- Lactic Acid Flashback; Lactic Acid Trippers
- Motley Shoes; The Runnin’ Dead
- Quads Of Fury; Legs of Steel; Runner’s Thigh (Play on runner’s high); Power Thighs
- Dreadmillers; Treadmill Trotters
- Blondes Have More Run
- WTFTK (play on FKT)
- GYPSies (play on gypsies)
- Eternal Endorphins
- Strava Striders; Alarming’ Garmin
- Pavement Princesses
- Lost In Pace; The Pacemakers; Pace Setters
- Speedy Striders
- We Run on Dreams
- The PR Department; The PR Firm; PB Crashers
- Fried RICE
- Ice Bath Kings; Ice Bath Queens
- The Relay-Ables
- No So Fast
- Cirque Du Sore Legs
- VO2 Mad Max
- Keep Calm & Run On
- The Chafers; Chub Rubbers; Ignorance Is Blisters
- The Armchariots of Fire
- Race Ventura
- Rapid Thigh Movement
- Stride Rite
- Naked Legs
- Stroller Striders; Strollers Sisters; Trail Sisters; Blister Sisters
- Trail Trotters
- Another Brick In the Wall; Another Run the Books
- Ultra Queens; Ultra Queenz; Ultra Kings
- Swag Addiction
- The Runaway Brides
- Prayathon; Barathon
- Modern Pheidippides
- Faster than Uber; Don’t Need a Lyft; Uber Was Busy
- Another Lap; The Lappers
- We Eat Hills; Hill Hillions
- Track Lappers; Track Trotters
- Agony Of De Feet; Missing Toenails
- Speedy Sprinters
- Scrambled Legs
- Gu Guzzlers; Gu Gals; Gel Gals
- Electric Electrolytes
- Finish Liners
- BQ or Busters; BQers
- Bling Chasers; The Bling Era; In It for the Bling
- The Streakers
- Naughty Ninjas
- Rambling Runners
- Badass Babes
- Chicks With a Kick; Out Chicked
- Get ‘Er Run
- Easier Said Than Run
- The Tortoises; The Snails; The Sloths
- Kiss My Asphalt
- Road Warriors
- Trail Mavins
- The TRI Hards
- Hopeless Harriers; Hip Harriers; Hardworking Harriers; Hearty Harriers
- Speed Demons; Speed Sisters; Speedy Sistas
- Driven Dudes
- Fast Friends
- Legs Miserables
- Sweaty Bettys
- Cool Down Specialists
- Jolly Joggers; Jaunty Joggers
- Run Like the Winded
- Orange Is the New Black Toenails
- Fast Feet
- Heart Beaters
- Rambunctious Relayers
- Rambling Runners; Rambling Relayers
- Jet Pacers; Jet Setters
- Type O Negative Splits; Negative Splitters
- Some Like It Slow; Some Like It Fast
- The Crampers
- The Run-Arounds
- Happy Go-Getters
- Team Totters
- Blabbering Bandits
- Wonder Women; Ladies Who Run
- Victorious Secret
- Fast Fillies
- Frequent Flyers
- Flying Colors
- Laps and Laces
- Fast Foodies
- Calorie Consumers
- Fit and Fab; Fitter and Faster
- It’s Not About the Speed
- Our LSD Is Better; Endorphin High
- Long Leggers
- Short and Slow
- Dreaded Treaders
- DFLasters (play on DFL for slower runners)
- Scenic Routers
- It’s Not a Race Running Team
- This Isn’t SLO-MO
- Moms Pushing Babes; Mamas Pushing Babies; Stroller Striders
- Miles Before Dawn; The Morning Club
- In Slow Motion; Slow and Steady
- Proud Underdogs
- Trotting Trainers
- Muscle Bounders
- Candy Crushers
- Young and Breathless
- Race Trackers
- Flashers; Fast Flashers; Fast Dashers; Dashing Dudes; Dashing Divas
- Run Amuckers
- Flying Colors
- Hardly Harriers
- Stride by Striders
How to Come Up With Creative Running Team Names
There are no right or wrong ways to come up with a good running team name. However, an important first step is to think about what type of personality or vibe you want the run team name to embody:
Do you want a funny running team name?
If so, think about running puns, running terms, and running jokes. See if you can come up with a way to change a movie title, song title, food, TV show, book, etc., to modify the title or normal word to use a running term instead.For example, the TV show “Too Hot to Handle” can be turned into “Too Fast to Handle.”
Do you want to refer to the culture of your running team or your training routine?
For example, do you always grab a pint together after at a pub or have coffee or donuts?
If so, you might want to come up with a funny running team name that plays on this.
Examples include Running Is the Warm-Up, Donuts Are the Main Event.
That’s a bit long and clunky, but you get the idea. Shorter alternatives might be the Coffee Cake Club or Miller Lite Milers.
Is your running team being assembled for a standalone event, or do you always train for a specific distance?
If so, you might want to incorporate either something about the name of the race or the distance that you trained for into your running team name.
For example, if you are a team of ultra-marathon runners, you might want to call yourself something like the Ultimate Ultra Club.
Do you want your running team name to have more of a serious tone?
If you are forming an official running team for competitive racing rather than for a standalone fun event, you might want your running team name to have more of a serious or professional tone.
In these instances, you might want to incorporate the name of your city, town, or district, or if the running team is your towards a certain level or age group (Masters runners, youth, mother runners, father runners), or sex (men’s running team or women’s running team), It could be a good idea to incorporate some of these elements into the running team name.
Here are a few additional tips for coming up with unique running team names:
It’s usually not a good idea to put numbers in running team names for teams that may be assembled and reassembled for additional events or in the long term.
For example, if you are just trying to come up with a running team name for a relay group you are putting together for one Ragnar Race, you could incorporate the number of team members into the name, such as the 4 Fast Fillies.
But if you plan to have an open tier that other people may join overtime, putting a number on the team will be limiting and will eventually not apply to your growing group of runners.
In general, the best running team names are short, easy to remember, catchy, and either positive (fast, speedy, champions) or clearly making a joke on something negative (slow, out of shape).
If you plan to design T-shirts or other gear for your running team, having a short running team name and one that could work well with some sort of cute or catchy logo is ideal.
If you are looking for some running terms and lingo to use for your running team name, check out our guide to Running Terminology here!