run the good race

run the good race

To live one's life in an ethical, virtuous, and spiritually fulfilling manner. We are all saddened at the news of John's passing. He ran the good race, and I know he shall find eternal peace in heaven. My first concern is with running the good race on Earth, in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible.
See also: good, race, run

run the good race

to do the best that one could; to live life as well and as fully as possible. He didn't get what he wanted, but he ran the good race. Joan ran the good race, and she will be remembered by all of us.
See also: good, race, run