Celebrating Women and Running

Thanks to everyone who responded and for all the terrific suggestions highlighting women’s running. We hope that you’ll find something among these curated listings that provides inspiration, information or an opportunity to enjoy running from a different perspective.

April 4th was the publication day for Des Linden’s new book, CHOOSING TO RUN: A MEMOIR. And we’ve pulled some strings to get a copy signed by Des (up in Boston prepping for the marathon) which will be gifted to the winner of our upcoming Mother’s Day 5k.

This is the third release of three important running books out this year. The other two, authored by Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshmen are listed below.


Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton

Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports – Kathrine Switzer,

Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness – Suzy Favor Hamilton

Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World – Lauren Fleshman

The Longest Race – Kara Goucher

Choosing to Run – Des Linden

How She Did It – Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery

First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles – Amby Burfoot


Nobody Asked Us – (Kara Goucher, Des Linden)

Ali On The Run – podcast/blog (Ali Feller)

More Than Running with Dana Giordano

Not Your Average Runner (Jill Angie)

Run To The Top (Claire Bartholic)


fastwomen.com – newsletter, websitetwitter

Women’s Running – online magazinetwitter

Oiselle – Activewear for and by women

And a list of 50 women to follow on Instagram from Women’s running

And one of my favorites:

lauramcgreen on instagram

Please don’t ask us about TikTok!

And a non-woman-centric suggestion that was sent to us:

Running the World – Nick Butter