The best running blogs aren’t just a diary of runs, but someone who provides either information as a running coach or the stories that you make you go “OH MY GOSH THAT HAPPENED TO ME!” and hopefully we learn from those moments together.
**Updated 2022: A lot more blogs have disappeared an in an interesting twist many of the running blogs that remain informational are all written by men. Makes me proud to still be standing in such a competitive space!
Did you know that RunToTheFinish started way back in 2007?
Did you know since then I’ve published over 2,000 posts?
Did you know that roughly 2million blog posts go live daily around the world?
Over the decades, I’ve seen many great blogs start and great blogs die and not so great blogs sink before they ever got afloat.
It surprises most people to realize just how much goes in to creating content that others will enjoy reading or find valuable.
I certainly didn’t start out providing much value! My posts were 100-200 words of blathering about my run with stamp sized photos and Instagram wasn’t even a thing!!
I get asked a lot what other running bloggers or fitness/health related blogs I am a fan of.
The truth is two-fold: I don’t read as many blogs as I used to because I’m often scouring new research and there are so many wonderful blogs I couldn’t even remember them all!
Best Running Blogs
A few lists that I’m happy to be part of and will guide you in the right direction for finding the best fitness blogs as well.
- Healthline: Top 15 Fitness Blogs
- Feedspot: 2020 Top 100 Women’s Running Blogs (#5)
- Greatist List: 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness and Happiness Blogs for 2014, 2015 and 2016
- Start of Happiness: Top 100 Personal Development Blogs (based on reach) 2018
- Fittous: 75 Running Blogs to Follow in 2017
- Fitness and Power: Best Fitness Blogs 2017
- Polkadotted: 15 Best Running Blogs For Women
- Blogtrepreneur: Top 50 Fitness Blogs To Follow In 2016
Scroll down for fitness and healthy food focused bloggers.
Clearly this is not an exhaustive list of running blogs, but it should be a list of bloggers who are posting regularly with content that is useful, interesting, funny or motivational with a general focus on running.
I’ve divided the list among those who focus mostly on informational fitness content (similar to RTTF) and those who tend to share mostly updates on running/race reviews and motivation from the see I can relate perspective.
You will notice these are all individual bloggers, not brands like Womens Running Magazine Blog or Active.com which obviously also put out running articles that are fantastic, but have an unfair advantage with a boatload of writers.
Instead, we’re talking popular running blogs who have earned that title from putting in lots of hours to publish great content.
Informational Style Running Blogs
I’m making no judgements about who is the best running blog, but I have gone through what’s out there to say these are the one’s I found worth spending time on…the rest, I’ll leave up to you.
Unfortunately, each year this list gets smaller and smaller as the number of high quality bloggers seem to drop off because it’s hard to put out tons of great content year after year and find new creative ways to get is seen on social media!
In fact, I had to start lists like top instagram runners because so much great content is appearing there!
Ali – Ali on the run – big focus on podcasting
Charlie – The Runner Beans
Emily – Emily Rudow
Ethan – The Ginger Runner – Vlogger
Heather – Relentless Forward Commotion – trail and ultra running
James – James Runs Far (no recent posts, but good content)
Jen – Long Haul Trekkers – running with dogs
Kelly – Badass Lady Gang
Kevin – Run BK Run – Love this for masters runners!
Laura – Laura Norris Running – excellent detailed articles
Lauren – Running for Wellness
Lisa – Mile by Mile
Maggie – Runnin’ For Sweets
Marc – Train with Marc
Matt – The Runner Dad
Matt – No Meat Athlete
Nathan – Run Dream Achieve
Nick – Dr Nick’s Running Blog
Ray – DC Rainmaker – great in depth gear reviews
Sabrina – Running Brina
Sara – Sara Kurth – lots of mental focus
Steve Magness – Science of Running – more podcast focus
Tina – Running For Real — now mostly podcast
Tom – Running Physio
Fine the number of bloggers has dropped so much I’m going to include some great running websites (meaning they have lots of contributors, rather than generally a single author).
- Runners Connect
- The Run Experience — Great drills
- Running 101 – UK based
- Fat Girls Guide to Running
- Salty Running – Kind of like a forum
- Strong Runner Chicks – Lots of mindset
- Runners Blueprint
- Strength Running
At this point I also feel like I need to define bloggers as people with their own website creating content for that site…which they then spend a mind numbing amount of time promoting on social media, leading to the term running influencers.
Which is a larger way of saying runners with content on lots of platforms that help to create our awesome online running communities, so key as so many of us run solo.
If you’re looking for a more personal touch these bloggers are often sharing more about their life, their runs and a lot more race recaps.
This list gets smaller by the year, probably because we tell our stories on Instagram so often now.
Angela – Marathons And Motivation
Beth – Shut Up and Run – hilarity
Carlee –Carlee McDot
Coco – Running With Perseverance
Dani – Weight Off My Shoulders
Deb – Deb Runs
Elizabeth – Elizabeth Clor
Erika – MCM Mama
Heather – Michigan Runner Girl
Hollie – Fueled by LOLZ — speedy weekly workout recaps and shoe reviews
Janae – Hungry Runner Girl
Jill – Run Eat Snap – nutrition focus
Laura – 50 by 25
Laura – Mommy, Run Fast
Marie – Running Myself Together – faith focused
Mark – Dumb Runner – hilarity
Michelle – Running with Attitude
Monica – Run Eat Repeat
Steve – Run Bulldog Run
Wendy – Taking The Long Way Home
Popular Fitness Bloggers
Top fitness blogs come in many shapes and sizes, so while many of these bloggers also run, they do a lot more cross training or talking about general fitness information.
Adam – Born Fitness
Ben – Ben Greenfield Fitness – super in depth content and podcast
Danielle – Danielle Pascente – fitness programs
Gina – Fitnessista
Jen – Burpees for Breakfast – lots of workouts
Jennifer – The Fit Fork
Julie – PB Fingers
Lauren – Lauren Gleisberg
Paige – Trainer Paige
Steve – Nerd Fitness
Tina – Carrots N Cake
Health and Wellness Blogs
As it turns out a lot of people who used to blog about fitness, instead found a love for things more focused on overall wellness. Many of them also share personal updates, alongside tips for holistic health, mental health and more.
Healthy Eating Bloggers
Running is made better by great food, so I tried to pull out some of the great places I find recipes alongside fitness motivation. You might notice a great deal of RD’s or nutritionists on this list and let’s be honest that’s great news!! It means when they tell you something is sugar free or gluten free or a great recovery snack it really is.
Anne – fANNEtastic Food
Alisa – GO Dairy Free
Amelia – Eating Made Easy
Angela- My Fresh Perspective
Angela – Oh She Glows
Arman – The Big Man’s World
Carmy – Run Carmy Run
Chrissa – Physical Kitchness
Danae – Recipe Runner
Emily – Emily Kyle Nutrition
Kelly – Eat Yourself Skinny
Kristin – Iowa Girl Eats
Kristina – Love and Zest
Laura – Joy Food Sunshine
Lindsay – Cotter Crunch
Liz – I heart Vegetables
Sarah – A Whisk and Two Wands
Sarah – The Fit Cookie
Sonali – The Foodie Physician
Tara – Tara Rochford Nutrition
Taylor – Food Faith Fitness
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