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Monday, September 25, 2017

50+ Best Motivational Race Signs

Funny and Inspirational Spectator Signs


If you have ever run a marathon, then you know the power of the motivational spectator sign. Many are quite humorous, just enough to keep you going. But several are also very motivational, just the emotional pickup you need to keep going. Either way, funny or inspiring, these are some of the best race signs out there.

If you're not a runner, consider creating a couple of these race signs the next time you have the opportunity to be a spectator in a race. Many of them are famous Disney quotes, quotes from famous runners, or inspirational literary quotes.

These 52 motivational race signs are ALL a part of the Writers Who Run 10k Race in North Carolina every June. What makes it so unique is that they are staked into the ground along the race several days before the race takes place. They are printed on waterproof plastic corrugated cardboard on both sides so that the runners can be inspired both coming and going, even if no spectators show up.

Without further ado, here are the best quotes for writers who run.

1. "Just Do It." ~ Nike

"Just Do It." - Nike || 50+ motivational race signs, best marathon spectator signs

2. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." ~ 2 Timothy 4:7


3. "I am not fast." ~ Baymax, Big Hero 6

"I am not fast." ~ Baymax, Big Hero 6 || funny Disney running signs, great marathon spectator signs

4. "Whether a mile or a marathon, you get there the same way... a step at a time. Such is life."
~ Baylor Barbee

"Whether a mile or a marathon, you get there the same way... a step at a time. Such is life." ~ Baylor Barbee || motivational race signs, best race signs


5. "I could never resist the call of the trail." ~ Buffalo Bill

"I could never resist the call of the trail." ~ Buffalo Bill || best race signs, 50+ marathon poster quotes

6. "A brain and some shoes are essential for racing success... if it comes down to it, pick the shoes. More people finish races with no brains than no shoes." ~ Don Kardong

"A brain and some shoes are essential for racing success... if it comes down to it, pick the shoes. More people finish races with no brains than no shoes." ~ Don Kardong || funny race signs, 50+ marathon spectator signs

7. "To infinity and beyond!" ~ Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

"To infinity and beyond!" ~ Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story || Disney and Pixar race signs, best marathon signs

8. "Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother, Cinderella || Disney quotes, best marathon poster quotes

9. "Just keep swimming." ~ Dory, Finding Nemo

"Just keep swimming." ~ Dory, Finding Nemo || Pixar and Disney quotes, inspirational race signs

10. "Habits are necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive." ~ Edith Wharton

"Habits are necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive." ~ Edith Wharton || inspirational literary quotes, best motivational race signs

11. "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson || great marathon spectator signs, best inspirational literary quotes

12. "Being active every day makes it easier to hear that inner voice." ~ Haruki Murakami

"Being active every day makes it easier to hear that inner voice." ~ Haruki Murakami || literary quote race signs, writers who run quotes

13. "The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up." ~ Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

"The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up." ~ Timothy Mouse, Dumbo || Disney race signs, best marathon signs

14. "I just felt like running." ~ Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump

"I just felt like running." ~ Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump || funny running signs, best motivational race signs

15. "Hills are speed work in disguise." ~ Frank Shorter

"Hills are speed work in disguise." ~ Frank Shorter || funny running race signs, 50+ marathon poster quotes

16. "Why aren't you signed up for the 401k?"
"I'd never be able to run that far." ~ Scott Adams, Dilbert

Dilbert comics by Scott Adams || funny race signs, writers who run 10k race signs

17. "Is anybody worried but me?" ~ Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh

"Is anybody worried but me?" ~ Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh || inspiring literary quote race signs, funny running race signs

18. "Speed is not the writer's best friend." ~ Gary Schmidt

"Speed is not the writer's best friend." ~ Gary Schmidt || funny running signs, motivational literary quotes

19. "Getting published is a side effect of becoming a better writer." ~ Gabriela Pereira

"Getting published is a side effect of becoming a better writer." ~ Gabriela Pereira || motivational literary quotes, writers who run 5k race signs

20. "Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then your'e gonna watch your life go by without ya." ~ Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

"Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then your'e gonna watch your life go by without ya." ~ Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame || Disney race signs, best marathon poster quotes

21. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31 || scriptures about running, best marathon spectator signs

22. "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us." ~ Hebrews 12:1

"Let us run with patience the race that is set before us." ~ Hebrews 12:1 || 50+ motivational race signs, scriptures about running, Bible quotes about running

23. "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." ~ Haruki Murakami

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." ~ Haruki Murakami || inspiring literary quote race signs, motivational marathon signs

24. "The mile has a classic symmetry. It's a play in 4 acts." ~ John Landy

"The mile has a classic symmetry. It's a play in 4 acts." ~ John Landy || literary quote race signs, writers who run 5k race signs

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

"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." ~ Katherine Switzer || 50+ marathon spectator signs, inspirational literary quotes

26. "All it takes is faith and trust." ~ Peter Pan

"All it takes is faith and trust." ~ Peter Pan || Disney quote running signs, inspiring literary race signs

27. "I am on my way. I can go the distance. I don't care how far, somehow I'll be strong. I know every mile will be worth my while. I will go most anywhere to find where I belong." ~ Hercules, Hercules

"I am on my way. I can go the distance. I don't care how far, somehow I'll be strong. I know every mile will be worth my while. I will go most anywhere to find where I belong." ~ Hercules || Disney quotes, best race signs

28. "The real purpose of running isn't to win a race; it's to test the limits of the human heart."
 ~ Bill Bowerman

"The real purpose of running isn't to win a race; it's to test the limits of the human heart."  ~ Bill Bowerman || motivational race signs, motivational literary quotes

29. "Road racing = rock 'n roll; track = Carnegie Hall; trail running = country." ~ Marty Liquori

"Road racing = rock 'n roll; track = Carnegie Hall; trail running = country." ~ Marty Liquori || funny race signs, best marathon poster quotes

30. "Don't be afraid to give up the good and go for the great." ~ Steve Prefontaine

"Don't be afraid to give up the good and go for the great." ~ Steve Prefontaine || inspirational race signs, best motivational race signs

31. "Rapid motion through space elates one." ~ James Joyce

"Rapid motion through space elates one." ~ James Joyce || writers who run 10k race signs, inspirational literary quotes

32. "If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew."
 ~ Pocahontas, Pocahontas

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew."  ~ Pocahontas || Disney quotes, 50+ motivational race signs

33. "A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass over an equally short time." ~ Mencius

"A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass over an equally short time." ~ Mencius || motivational literary quotes, writers who run 10k race signs

34. "Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." ~ Rapunzel, Tangled

"Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." ~ Rapunzel, Tangled || Disney running signs, best marathon spectator signs

35. "Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten." 
 ~ Lilo, Lilo and Stitch

"Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten."   ~ Lilo, Lilo and Stitch || Pixar and Disney quotes, best race signs

36. "Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." ~ Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas

"Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." ~ Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas || 50+ marathon spectator signs, Disney quotes

37. "To laugh yourself is to love yourself." ~ Mickey Mouse

"To laugh yourself is to love yourself." ~ Mickey Mouse || Disney race signs, best marathon signs

38. "Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you are moving forward." ~ Sue Luke

"Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you are moving forward." ~ Sue Luke || humorous race signs, best marathon signs

39. "You control your destiny - you don't need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems." ~ Merida, Brave

"You control your destiny - you don't need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems." ~ Merida, Brave || Disney and Pixar quotes, writers who run 5k race signs

40. "If you focus on what you left behind, you'll never be able to see what lies ahead."
 ~ Gusteau, Ratatouille

"If you focus on what you left behind, you'll never be able to see what lies ahead."  ~ Gusteau, Ratatouille || kid movie quotes, best race signs

41. "Some people are worth melting for." ~ Olaf, Frozen

"Some people are worth melting for." ~ Olaf, Frozen || humorous race signs, Pixar movie quotes

42. "Put your faith in what you most believe in." ~ Tarzan, Tarzan

"Put your faith in what you most believe in." ~ Tarzan || awesome Disney quotes, best inspirational race signs

43. "Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail." ~ Robert Motherwell

"Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail." ~ Robert Motherwell || trail running, race signs, motivational literary quotes

44. "Please be careful. Stick to the path. Don't run, because if you fall, the cake will get dirty."
 ~ Mother, Little Red Riding Hood

"Please be careful. Stick to the path. Don't run, because if you fall, the cake will get dirty."  ~ Mother, Little Red Riding Hood || funny literary race quotes, best marathon spectator signs

45. "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson || famous literary quotes, trail running, writers who run 10k trail race

46. "Pain is weakness leaving the body." ~ Tim Sobal

"Pain is weakness leaving the body." ~ Tim Sobal || great marathon spectator signs, 50 best race signs

47. "The mile has all the elements of a drama." ~ Sir Roger Bannister

"The mile has all the elements of a drama." ~ Sir Roger Bannister || Writers Who Run 10k race quotes, best running signs, literary quote race signs

48. "Our life finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." ~ William Shakespeare

"Our life finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." ~ William Shakespeare || Shakespeare literary quotes, Writers Who Run 5k race, inspirational quotes, trail running

49. "It is better to burn out than to fade away." ~ Tom Petty

"It is better to burn out than to fade away." ~ Tom Petty || funny race signs, best marathon spectator signs

50. "Oh yes the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it."
 ~ Rafiki, The Lion King

"Oh yes the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it."  ~ Rafiki, The Lion King || Disney movie quotes, race signs, best marathon spectator signs

51. "I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me." ~ Ralph, Wreck-It-Ralph

"I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me." ~ Ralph, Wreck-It-Ralph || Disney and Pixar movie quotes, funny race signs, motivational marathon signs

52. "The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow." ~ Henry David Thoreau || best literary quotes, Writers Who Run or walk race signs, motivational race signs

What's your favorite race sign (either from here or elsewhere)? Share in the comments!

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