22 Runners You Should Follow on Instagram

Follow these runners for motivation, inspiration, information and insights

As much as you love to run, on some mornings, drinking coffee and scrolling through your Instagram feed sounds way more appealing. Or is that just me? Anyway, I’ve found that peppering my feed with other runners (instead of tasty dessert creations) provides just the inspirational boost I need to lace up and get out the door.

Some are professional runners who have achieved huge success, while others are age-groupers and everyday runners who inspire others with their humor, hard work and honesty. Next time you scroll through Insta while enduring your rush-hour commute (as long as you aren’t driving), let the energy of these runners lift you up on your quest to become a better runner. Click on each Instagram image in the gallery below to learn more about how each runner is unique.


Allison Pattillo
Motiv Running senior editor Allison Pattillo writes about running, health, nutrition, gear and travel from her home in Colorado. When it comes to gear, she’s a fan of tall running socks, short running skirts and wearing her hat backwards. Even with a BQ and a few podium finishes (all triathlons should be run, bike, canoe!), Allison finds more inspiration from running in beautiful places and exploring on the run instead of the numbers on a stopwatch. She looks forward to the day when she finds her ultimate running dog, which, at this point, may be more bulldog than border collie.