Running is a physical activity which most of us have enjoyed during our childhood. You can now spot many adults and youngsters who prefer jogging i.e. running at a slower pace for leisure and its health benefits. So, whether it is any sports event, running is always there and now there are Marathon races too.

If you are thinking to organize a running competition in your school, organization or community, it is best to have the running appreciation or achievement certificates ready. After all, you need to distribute prizes and certificates to runners participating in the event to encourage them. So, we are here bringing a small collection of impressive running certificates that you will like for sure. So let us have a look at the same but before that, it is fair to first grab a knowledge of the history of running as a sports event.

Achievement Certificate For Running

Achievement Certificate For Running

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The certificate comes with a broad border in sky blue. It has images of little white clouds scattered here and there. The background color of the certificate is in a shade of white and has text in contrasting black. It also features a runner amidst a countryside backdrop in blue. Overall, the combination of bright and light colors look great.

Certificate In Running Fitness

Certificate In Running Fitness

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The certificate devoid of any border at the top and bottom looks mesmerizing within an array of colors used in its left and right side along the edges. The inter-connected boxes of decreasing and increasing sizes with rounded corners look lovely on the white background.  This also features an illustration of a runner to its bottom-right corner and a logo to its top-left corner in bright colors.

Cross Country Running Certificate Template

Cross Country Running Certificate Template

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The bright colored certificate has a white background on which there is one triangle at the bottom and one to its top in various hues of orange and yellow.  Both the triangles are at two corners and the certificate also features a contrasting brown colored header that makes it all the more eye-catching. Last but not the least, the illustration of a runner in blue looks enchanting.

Free Running Award Certificate Template

Free Running Award Certificate Template

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The certificate comes with an awesome combination of the classic blue and white. The narrow blue border and the navy blue header creates a good contrast. Its beauty is accentuated by the use of good graphics like waves at the bottom and an illustration of a runner to its right side. Moreover, the font style is also quite elegant.

Printable Running Certificate

Printable Running Certificate

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The certificate more or less looks like a clapperboard used by film directors across the world. Its broad border in black features numerous arrow shapes in multiple subtle colors while to the left of the design layout lies an image of a runner giving out a victory sign by his fingers. So, this can also be used as a runner achievement certificate.

Running Acievement Certificate

Running Acievement Certificate

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The certificate is devoid of any border and still, it oozes sophistication with its light gray background and clean illustrations. The illustrations are at two opposite corners of the certificate and depict runners in action. The use of red and blue in one such illustration gives the needful amount of color to the certificate and make it just wonderful.

Running And Living Timing Certificate

Running And Living Timing Certificate

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The certificate features an impressive image as a watermark on a white background. It also has an image to its top-left in the combination of red, yellow and red. It’s red header and use of ample white space make its look an elegant one without any extra effort.

Running Antelope Silver Certificate

Running Antelope Silver Certificate

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The certificate comes with an innovative design layout. It has a border that consists of multiple rectangles with rounded corners in various shades of green on a pristine white background. There is text in black and red that builds contrast and add a rare charm to the certificate. It also features an illustration of a runner to its left side.

Running Appreciation Certificate

Running Appreciation Certificate

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The certificate feature a beautiful and bright border that has small green colored triangles in a row on a black surface.It also has a nice font style and some colorful illustrations that make it more appealing. The best part is the lush green grass at the bottom.

Running Award Certificate

Running Award Certificate

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The certificate has a sophisticated look with the use of subtle colors on a white background. With plenty of space to include the text details in a clutter-free manner and a purple header, the certificate is apt to serve your purpose.

Running Certificate

Running Certificate

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The certificate has an orange and white color scheme that appears both bright and subtle. It features an image of a runner in black on a contrasting white background to its left and good graphics at the top and bottom. With minimal text and C25K written, it becomes apparent that the certificate is for those who have successfully completed coach to 5k program, the beginner’s training for running thousands of miles.

Running Certificate Template

Running Certificate Template

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The certificate with a narrow border is quite colorful with a dramatic design element to its left in sky blue and orange on a white background. The illustration of a person running wearing a red-colored T-shirt and red shoes add more charm to the otherwise simple certificate. It has its header in conventional black and remaining text in brown.

Running Coach Certificate

Running Coach Certificate

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The certificate features a narrow blue border and some interesting graphics much like a wave to its top and bottom on a pristine white background. It also has an image of a runner, running on a red track amidst a blue backdrop within a circle at the top of the header.

Running Finisher Certificate

Running Finisher Certificate

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The certificate with its dark blue border and large header in black stood out amidst the rest of the certificates for its simplicity and a clutter-free design. It also has a clear illustration of a runner wearing a blue t-shirt and black shoes to its right-bottom.

Running Man Certificate

Running Man Certificate

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The certificate features vertical columns of different colors to its left on which there is a sketch of a runner. The rest part of the certificate is in white with text in contrasting black and its header in blue. Yes, there is also an image of a golden cup on a green background to the top-right corner and the certificate has a narrow green border to accentuate its beauty.

Running Participation Certificate

Running Participation Certificate

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The orange border and the image of many people running on sand at the bottom look marvelous and give the certificate a nice look. The red-blue logo featuring at the top-left also increases its charm. Overall, with clear text in large fonts on a white background, the certificate appears a no frill certificate.

Running Race Certificate Template

Running Race Certificate Template

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The certificate has a design layout in pink and white that looks awesome. A watermark of a runner in joy after reaching the finishing line and the beautiful graphics at the two opposite corners are definitely delightful to the eyes. The bold header in black and the text in small fonts enhances its overall appearance as a running certificate.

Silent Running Certificate

Silent Running Certificate

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The certificate has a light yellow border and a white background. It also features an illustration of a runner to its right and a splash of orange as well as blue colors at the bottom. The certificate, in short, is simple and yet effective as a certificate meant to recognize or appreciate the runners.

Sprint Race Certificate

Sprint Race Certificate

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There is a broad border consisting of rectangles in red, orange and yellow that look fascinating around a white text box featuring text in multiple colors and a logo at its bottom. The logo features an illustration of a runner in white and blue inside a red circle with white rays.

Track And Field Certificate

 Track And Field Certificate

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The certificate has a nice color palette featuring subtle colors. It has its text in black on a white background that also features excellent graphics in various hues of blue at its opposite sides. The illustration of a runner to the left and the narrow blue border makes its look complete.

History of running in sports

Running was there as a major physical activity essential for survival when the man was essentially a hunter, tracking animals to kill them by bows or spears. There are several mentions of the chariot race in various manuscripts and scriptures of ancient India. There were also mail runners in almost every country who were employed to deliver mails from one place to another. However, the modern running as a sports event must have its origin in the Greek Olympics. The Greeks started the game of Olympics more than 2000 years ago and at that time the game was only a one-day event. However, with the passage of every year, the annual event becomes extremely popular among the Greeks and more games were incorporated. Some of these were the sprint, discus throw, running, and more.

We have tried our best to bring for you the most elegant certificates suitable to meet your needs to appreciate the participants in the running event. All the certificates are downloadable with a single click and thus saves your valuable time that otherwise was spent on creating a certificate from scratch. We are also sincerely looking forward to knowing your opinions about our collection in the comment box below. So, please spare a few minutes and write your views.