40 Awesome Running Riddles

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What gets harder to catch the quicker you run? Your breath! Bring these running riddles to the next track meet and exercise your brain muscles and legs all at the same time. Everyone can be a winner when it comes to solving a riddle!   

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Riddles can be such a fun way to build teamwork in your family. When puzzling through a riddle, multiple brains are better than one! Get everyone off their phones and enjoy the bonding as you talk and laugh with each other. What are you waiting for? Off to the races! 

If these riddles were a runaway hit, try Train Riddles and Riddles for Eyes! Have fun! 

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Riddles About Running

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  • Q: How far can you run into the woods? Half way, then you will be running out.
  • Q: If you were running a race and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now? You would be in 2nd place. You passed the person in second place, not first.
  • Q: Why do you run faster when you have a cold? You have a racing pulse and a running nose.
  • Q: A man is running across a field at night clutching something in his arms as several other men pursue him. He looks back and sees they’re getting closer. In a final burst of effort, his pursuers catch up and bring him crashing to the ground. His pursuers stand over him but do not touch him or take what he was carrying. Why not? Who was the running man? A football player who was tackled.
  • Q: Who was the fastest runner in the race? Adam, because he was first in the human race.
  • Q: What kind of call does a marathon runner always make? Long distance!
  • Q: I can run constantly without ever getting tired. When I run, I frustrate people and drive them crazy, Yet I don’t even have to move to irritate you. What am I? I am a runny nose.
  • Q: Why did the boy come first in the 100 meter sprint in PE Class? He had athlete’s foot!
  • Q: What does a runner drink when she is in last place? Ketchup.
  • Q: What’s the hardest thing about running cross country? Telling your parents that you’re gay!
  • Q: Why can’t you take a nap during a race? Because if you snooze, you loose!
  • Q: How do you know you’re a dedicated runner? When your treadmill has more miles on it than your car.
  • Q: Why do dogs run in circles? Because its hard to run in squares!
  • Q: What do you get when you run behind a car? Exhausted
  • Q: What do you call a free treadmill? Outside
  • Q: What do you get when you run in front of a car? Tired
  • Q: If twenty monkeys run after one banana, what time is it? Twenty after one!
  • Q: Who is the fastest runner of all time? Adam, because he came first in the human race!
  • Q: How do you know when you’ve married a running enthusiast? When you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.
  • Q: Why was the blonde jogging backwards? She wanted to gain weight!
  • Q: How do crazy runners go through the forest? They take the psycho path.
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  • Q: What is the difference between a man and a running dog? One wears trousers, the other pants.
  • Q: What runs but never walks? Water
  • Q: What is harder to catch the faster you run? Your breath!
  • Q: You’re running a race and passing the person in 2nd place. What place are you in now? You’re in second place. You didn’t pass the person in first.
  • Q: What steps do you take if you a tiger is running toward you? Big ones
  • Q: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in? If you answer that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
  • Q: What is a runner’s favorite subject in school? Jog-raphy
  • Q: What is it that leaps and runs and yet has no feet? A ball
  • Q: What is it that one needs most in the long run? Your breath
  • Q: Why do you run faster when you have a cold? You have a racing pulse and a running nose.
  • Q: They are dark and on the run, but without the sun, there will be none. What are they? Shadows
  • Q: Two silkworms were in a race. Who won? It was a tie
  • Q: I’m a type of animal. Some say that I have a long face. I’m very good at running fast. So people ride me in a race. Who am I? Horse
  • Q: Two waves had a race. Who won? They tide

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