7 Spotify Playlists to Follow for the Best Runs Ever

Hours upon hours of tunes to pound the pavement to.



Fact: A playlist can make or break a run. Another fact: A run ruined by a terrible playlist is 100 percent avoidable, thanks to our handy-dandy list of Spotify running playlists guaranteed to rock your world. Whether you’re an indie music lover or an old-school hip-hop fan, we’ve got you covered. Check out the seven Spotify running playlists you need to follow, stat, below.

1. Billboard’s Jogging playlist

I know some of you runners out there are shaking your heads at the fact that they called it jogging, but remember: Jogging isn’t a bad word! Plus, this playlist is filled with over four hours of music that will keep you moving — whether you’re running, or jogging, or skipping to the subway. So who cares about the whole jogging thing?

2. Jon Lyon’s Badass Run playlist

We’ve officially found your new favorite quick-morning-run playlist. This 29-minute playlist, courtesy of Run215 founder Jon Lyons, is filled with fast-paced beats from Missy Elliot to CHVRCHES to Pusha T, that will wake you up and get you moving.

3. Be Well Philly’s Ultimate Workout Playlist

In case you didn’t know (where have you been?!), we update our Spotify workout playlist every Friday with songs that will help you push through your long weekend run. Each week has a different theme — from Songs Guaranteed to Get You Up for a Saturday Morning Workout to the Best of Beyonce to Classic Rock, and more — to make sure you never get bored when you’re pounding the pavement.

4. POPSUGAR Fitness’ Get Happy playlist

If running is your happy drug, you totally need to add this playlist to the mix. These feel-good tunes will make your sweat session even more smile-inducing.

5. Rebecca Schaefer’s Running Playlist 03/15

Judging by the date in the title of this playlist, made by the Rocky 50K founder Rebecca Schaefer, it was created just in time for this roundup. How perfect, right? It’s filled with over four hours of music from a huge range of artists, from Waka Flocka Flame to Robyn to Tegan and Sara, and more.

6. Women’s Health Magazine’s Throwback Fitness playlist

This hourlong playlist — filled with old-school hits from Jay Z, Outkast, Ludacris, and more — will make your run feel like a high school house party. What could be better?

7. Spotify’s Indie Workout playlist

Lovers of indie music, rejoice: This 17-hour long (!!) playlist is guaranteed to get you through many a run without having to hear a single Top 40 hit.

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