Deena Kastor@deena8050 1 of 14
As a former Olympian and the American record holder in the marathon and half marathon distances, Deena Kastor is one to know in the running world. Her IG feed is full of her own race candids, snapshots of her dog and daughter, and her many awesome life experiences.
Monica Olivas@RunEatRepeat 2 of 14
This account is just plain fun. And funny. And, TBH, a break from the grind that is—too often—life. HokaONE-sponsored runner Monica Olivas posts pictures of her life as a "marathon runner and marathon eater," plus hilarious running memes and quotes. Don't blame us if you burst out into a belly laugh in the middle of your quiet office.
USATF@usatf 3 of 14
As the official Instagram feed for the National Governing Body for U.S. track & field, long-distance running and race walking, this account is your go-to for all things running. Plus, go behind the scenes with athletes and coaches as they travel, train and compete across the world.
RunnerSpace@runnerspace 4 of 14
Check out this account for the latest goings-on in track & field and cross country running—from high school to professional and Olympic running. Every Sunday, they "regram" their favorite pictures from individual Instagram users who post with #runnerspace.
Michele Gonzalez@NYCrunningmama 5 of 14
As a content contributor for the ACTIVE.com running channel, Michele Gonzalez entertains and informs the ACTIVE audience with her years of running expertise and experience. Her Instagram feed visually depicts her interest in running, her family and living a happy, healthy life in New York City. We were particularly impressed by her post showing her numerous race medals and numbers.
Janae Jacobs@hungryrunnergirl 6 of 14
Janae Jacobs is the girl everyone wants to be best friends with. Her blog (www.hungryrunnergirl.com) is a real-life look at her racing, training, family life and the real food that she eats. You can expect much of the same on her Instagram feed, including tons of pictures of her adorbs daughter.
Volt Women@voltwomen 7 of 14
Volt Women is not a crew, a team or company. Volt Women is "a movement, an idea, goals." If you're a female and want to feel empowered, put this account on your "to-follow" list. You'll be encouraged to "jump barriers, blast away limitation, build an independent force, relay the pride to be a woman," all through running. #GirlPower.
Runners Community@runnerscommunity 8 of 14
Need some running motivation? How about real-life runners to inspire you to hit the pavement? This account has both, plus cool images relating to the running lifestyle. Because let's face it: running is a community, and we're all in it together.
Kara Goucher@karagoucher 9 of 14
Her 56,600 Instagram users can't be wrong: Kara Goucher has got it going on. As a professional runner sponsored by Oiselle, Nuun, Skechers, Strava, Soleus and Zensah, Kara is in the "Who's Who" club for the sport of running. Her IG feed shows her daily activities in running, motherhood and loving her awesome life.
Finn Vogler@finnrunner 10 of 14
With his tousled blond hair and boyish good looks, Finn Vogler has a way of charming his 22,500 followers. The German runner and Asics Frontrunner Team member posts his fair share of running selfies, awesome pictures of his scenic runs and post-workout watch/shoe snapshots. Regardless of what's in the post, however, the comments usually include a swooner or two.
Instarunners@instarunners 11 of 14
Want to see your face on an Instagram account followed by more than 116,000 people? Instarunners can give you that chance. This account features runners from across the world on their journeys toward their first 5K, next PR or just around the block. Tag #InstaRunners to be considered for a feature spot—an inspirational quote or awesome story are big pluses!
Usain Bolt@usainbolt 12 of 14
The fastest man in the world is worth a follow on Instagram. He posts shots of his training, travel and daily interaction with family, fans and other celebs (Air Jordan, anyone?). And where else can you find President Obama doing Bolt's signature move, the famous double-point?
ACTIVE.com@activedotcom 13 of 14
#ShamelessPlug. But seriously, the ACTIVE.com Instagram feed is a must-follow for not only runners, but also general inspiration for all aspects of living a healthy, happy and active lifestyle. You'll find ideas and motivation for getting up, out and active, for people just like you.