Every race requires a measure of faith. This faith allows us to hold onto the belief that we can make it, that we are more than conquerors, and that we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us (Phil 4:13). God provides all we need to keep our eyes on the prize and finish the race. The goal is to finish the race and finish well, to win the race and obtain the prize.
When the race of life gets hard and burdens are hard to carry hold fast to faith. If it looks bleak or things do not seem to be working out the way we would like, recall God is on the throne directing each area of life for good. Hold fast to the faith in Christ Jesus.