5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training, free Health & Fitness App Review (iOS, Free)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
222 Ratings
All Versions:
3101 Ratings
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The Official 5K Runner Couch to 5K app.
- Go from your couch to running 5K in 8 weeks.
- 4.2 Million People successfully did it
- CNN, Fox, USA Today, Times, Fitness Channel,
Apple's "New & Noteworthy", AppAdvice, AppCraver, Best10Apps, Appolicious, Daily Motion, AppOfTheDay, MakeUseOf, the iPhone App Review, Remix Your Health, AppShopper, Apple's Top Health & Fitness apps, and so many others…

- Recommended by Fitness Trainers
- Recommended Top Doctors on healthTap.com
- Praised by Media & App review experts

“Best Running App”, “Best iPhone fitness and nutrition apps", "Editor's Choice", "Top fitness app” and many more.

5K Runner gets you in shape with an awesome Walk - Run - Walk routine. You start slow, and the running gradually increases to a full 5K. Just plug in your headphones and play your favorites music, and the app will tell you when to Walk and when to Run.

5K Runner keeps you motivated and this is what made millions of people succeed. Its the true magic of this app, and its built into every screen. The running plan is achievable and enjoyable even by people that never liked to run. From the start the app keeps a log of your runs & achievements and awards you with badges. You can also share your progress with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or by mail or join our growing Facebook forum and talk to other runners.

This app keeps people running. Built by professionals and successful for millions, this is the ultimate Zero-to-5K app.

- from Zero to 5K
- alternating walks and runs
- audio coach tells you what to do
- starts easy & slowly increases the the runs
- works with the screen locked (dark)
- repeat workouts whenever you want

- listen to your music while running
- audio coach gently blends in when needed
- works great with all music apps
- compatible with all running GPS apps
- Nike+, RunKeeper, MapMyRun and ALL others

- each completed run is a Win
- receive Badges for your progress
- motivational quotes for your mind & body

- share wins / badges on Facebook, Twitter, mail

- join our 5K Runner forum on Facebook
- talk to other runners & share

- Designed to make any beginner succeed
- Guidance & information for beginners
- Answers to all common questions
- Links to stretching & warmup videos

- Program includes the first four runs

Built for:
● iPhone & iPod touch
● iPad - awesome on a treadmill

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CNN, Fox, USA Today, Times, Fitness Channel, AppAdvice, AppCraver, Best10Apps, Appolicious, AppOfTheDay, Apple's "New & Noteworthy" MakeUseOf, the iPhone App Review, Remix Your Health, AppShopper, Daily Motion, and so many others…

"If you thought that you could never run - get ready for a BIG surprise. With this app - you will run"

"Its a great App, I was hooked by the second run, and it kept me running"

"If you want to start running and to keep running - this app will do it for you"

"One of the best iPhone running apps I’ve tested." 

"This application is a must-have fitness trainer for anyone trying to catch the running bug or getting ready for a major running event"

"This exercise tracking app will help you achieve that coveted 5K distance"

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Customer Reviews

  • Great app! FUN!!

    by Twensink

    Makes running so much more fun and can listen to your music at the same time;-) love it!!

  • Awesome!

    by Darkcolors

    Love it! Perfect for what I need.

  • Great app! Helps keep run time good!

    by B. Kauten

    I'm a Marine using this app to help keep my PFT run time good and it is definitely working! Helps manage pace and longevity, currently upgrading to 10k runner app!

  • Must have

    by Ijdropdeadgorgy

    If you are like me trying to get in shape, this app is a must have!

  • Great App!

    by Chyll88

    Love it! Easy to follow.

  • by

    Great app! Everyone needs it :)

  • Awesome App!!!

    by Jennifer Swanson

    Easy to follow and very motivating!!! Best App so far!

  • Awesome!

    by Durkin44


  • 5k runner

    by Lissakaiser

    Great app. Easy to use.

  • 5k

    by Weeks5

    Best app I've seen for running!! It's great!!

  • Great!

    by OneEyeOneHornFlyingPurpleEater

    I've tried a lot of different 5k apps, but this one is seriously the best yet. Love it!

  • Great

    by Kim vick

    I love it

  • Awesome app

    by JessShing

    I'm only on my first day but I love it already. I was running for awhile but then started slacking and quickly got out of shape. Just one day finished and I'm feeling awesome again.

  • New to running

    by Sousak

    Love it so far! New to running and it's a great starting up guide!!

  • First day - Yeay!

    by JosieBlues

    I don't like running. I don't like treadmills. I DO like the gym but avoided that particular line of machines like the plague. I have some minor knee/feet problems but it started me out and it didn't bother me for once. :)

  • Wonderful!

    by Fruingdruinbfsdruooo

    App works great! Love it!

  • Only on Day 2.

    by Fan in Iowa

    So far so good. Intervals of walk-run feel more manageable than other apps I've tried -- considering my current fitness level (lowish). Feel like I could actually make it to Week 2.

  • Amazing!

    by Mom&Kiddo

    I love to run, but my daughter absolutely hated it.... until now! She loved the program and we loved doing it together!

  • 5K Review

    by Mlgmoo

    So far - great. It works for me because I don't have to count or time. Just follow the instructions.


    by Trackrunner40

    Loved it for beginners

  • Great App!

    by Kellzy12

    Great, simple app. However, one improvement would be to show distance in addition to the time.

  • Great app!

    by RedSD

    Simple and efficient. Like that it starts off slow for the beginner like me.

  • New to running

    by My3goldens2

    Week 1 day 1, so far so good! Saw results on a friend who used this and has done just what it said. She's completed several 5ks! Great app!

  • Wonderful app

    by Skidmark41

    Easy to use..day 1 on and on.

  • It works!

    by Dbsl3780

    I am in the National Guard so physical fitness is a personal responsibility rather than a mandatory group function. I use the 5 k trainer and charity miles apps to train for my Army physical tests. It works:)

  • Awesome!!!

    by JJ1687

    I hate running and this actually made me enjoy it!!! I actually felt like I had worked out when I was done. Can't wait to continue and see results!!

  • Awesome!

    by KMW73

    Great app.

  • New to running

    by Cbanderm

    I started this app to meet a goal I have of running a 5k. I love the pace of this app, it's very doable for beginners like me! 5 stars!

  • Great!!

    by Flower child63

    Husband and I are really out of shape but want to be able to run. We just finished our first workout! This app makes it do-able!!

  • Awesome!

    by Pscheval

    Recommend it.

  • Awesome App!

    by Ladyhalo04

    This is a pretty cool app! It allows music to play between instructions. Occasionally it will quit and start over if you have to leave the app to do something else. But other then that it's great!

  • Mrs

    by Stlwife

    Great for a first timer!

  • Love it!!!

    by Snapppppp

    I've had knee problems for years and never found a program I could get back into without feeling pain. This is perfect and can be used along with pandora and iTunes Radio!

  • Absolutely wonderful!! It works!

    by Alliphotogo

    I just reached the halfway point and feel so accomplished!! This app is truly fantastic. Before this, running has always been frustrating and made me feel worse about myself. It's so hard to go out and try to run a full mile when you aren't in great shape. This app makes getting into shape easy and gives you such a sense of accomplishment every time you reach a goal! I recommend this app to ANYONE who is at all interested in running. It starts you out slow and you can repeat if you need, you can tailor this program to go exactly at the speed you need!

  • Good so far!

    by Scitty Kat

    Have only used twice but I really like so far. Love that I can play music and that it tells me when to walk and when to run.

  • Useful coach for a novice

    by andrenellin

    Like it

  • Awesome

    by Happyfeetdancer1

    This is my first day using this app and I loved it. I have a habit of going out to fast and long then I get hurt. She had me run/walk all at the right times. Can't wait to go out again. You won't be sorry

  • great app

    by Jazmyne !!

    Well, this is my first week and I already love this app. It's the best

  • 5k runner

    by Muscado

    Great app! Lot of fun and easy to do whenever you need a run!!!

  • Great app

    by WendyW


  • Amazing

    by sarah1058

    On the treadmill now. Just finished day one. Not a runner but this made me feel great!! Love it. Going to buy 5k Pro!!!

  • Great app!

    by Pylaboranti

    Just started today. Very out of shape but this was doable for me. Great app to get me started on my goal of running a 5K.

  • So far so good

    by ktkmom97471

    Never been a runner but this app seems to be the motivation I need. Just starting my second week, hopefully I can keep it up.

  • Awesome 4 beginners

    by Strawbewie

    Add a diet plan and u are set 4 weight loss

  • Couch to 5k day 1

    by Nlea2311

    Just started, like the idea of having a built in coach. Forgot to bring headphones so had to keep looking at the screen. Wonder if I can listen to pandora at same time?

  • Great App!

    by Cditore

    Love it!

  • Amazing!!

    by Super Busy Mom of 4

    I LOVE this app! After having 4 kids I didn't think I'd ever get back into shape and this app basically builds you up so you can run! Amazing!

  • Try it!

    by TBoat.

    This is the best running app I have used. I'm trying to reach a 5k by the end of February and it has helped so much and is really encouraging along the way.

  • Active Lifestyle

    by Mccoy1102

    Great app for going from sedentary to active! Easy to use.

  • Got me going!

    by EliLovesThis App

    LOVE this app!! Just hoping I keep myself motivated to get to the end and run my first 5k!!

  • It's total good

    by Hottie tomboy girl

    It's good it helped me get back in shape

  • Great so far

    by Not a wordy

    I am overweight and definitely not a runner or althetic or in shape. First day and I feel great!!

  • It has helped me ease back into running.

    by Ktann83

    This app is really easy to use and I love that it works in conjunction with other audio running.

  • Surprisingly simple

    by bananasranimals

    If you need a bit of structure to your workout, this will put you on track. Optional music playing from your library is a bonus. Will give it 5 stars for the first workout.

  • Just starting

    by Micasibr

    First day got through it, loved being able to listen to my music. I will keep you posted

  • Excelent

    by Beginer lossweight

    Very goog i liked

  • Easy to use

    by Kristenpt99

    Great app for beginner runners.

  • Great for beginners

    by NikkiScam

    Excellent pace break outs and I don't feel leg fatigue like I normally do when I train for smaller races. Thumbs up.

  • Super easy

    by Hooloovoo

    Just what I need to get up off my tush and get moving.

  • Great program

    by Cantruntosavemylife

    Makes a 5K seem possible for this non-runner!

  • Great!!

    by Shelley6376

    Great app for the beginning runner! :) easy to use!

  • Great app

    by Saint of lost souls

    Not a runner but starting this is the app to have..

  • LOVE IT!

    by _ceeboo

  • Love this app

    by Cheyenneeeeee

    This awesome is awesome! I need something to keep me going ha

  • Zero to 5k

    by Reese2011

    Love it.

  • Good app

    by Carleebs

    It works well so far. Hoping I can b as good as the app. :0

  • Great app

    by Another Lonely Driver

    Never ran or jogged or getting back into it check this app out mite just be what your looking for

  • Great app

    by neelie13

    Nice and slow to ease you into running. I just started, so we'll see how it progresses. I have never really been a runner, just a fast walker.

  • Love

    by Hairy Eri

    Makes getting back into running seem not as intimidating.

  • Great program!

    by Faust 2006

    Perfect for me because I like having it tell me when to run and walk; makes it easy to use. I also love how it still says commands whilst Pandora is playing. Great job designers!

  • Love this app

    by Blonde588

    I have tried a lot of apps and this one is my favorite!!!

  • Excellent App!

    by Jsijmom

    I haven't run regularly for years, and this app has made it easy for me to get back into a discipline that I enjoyed for years.

  • Good app

    by XErichXReimerX

    Does everything I need it to do

  • Very useful

    by Mindykin123

    Integrates well with music. Ramps up well.

  • Love it

    by Musab khan

    Best app ever

  • Awesome app!

    by Macar0n1murderlady

    I really actually enjoy using this app! I'm usually unmotivated and lazy but this app is so easy to use and it's awesome that you can listen to music and stuff while you're running. Highly recommend!

  • Omg I love this app!!

    by Racin2win

    This is my favorite app! It's the only way I have become motivated enough to get in shape. The best app ever!!!

  • Solid so far

    by Luckyduzit

    You find the motivation, this app will help guide you there. I like that I can listen to my music and still get the instruction.

  • Great app

    by Dabass13

    Great app for new runners and those returning to running.

  • First time runner

    by ErikaR73

    Loved the app so far.

  • Perfect

    by (Hero49)

    This an amazing app I've done it 5 times soon I will go on to the 10k one it's really great.

  • Love it!

    by Rw555555

    I've always been a short distance sprinter and this app is helping me reach my long distance running goal

  • Great app

    by DC2056

    Great app

  • Love!!

    by DrofwarcAnirbas

    So motivating. Really helpful

  • Woo

    by Lizzzztttttt

    Getting in shape this is the place to start

  • Look ma, I can run!

    by Scarletwoundsmile

    Nice gradual increase. Motivates me... And it's a no brainier. Really nice that I can listen to my music too. Love it!

  • Excellent!

    by Mafalda65

    Very helpful App! I love it

  • Love it!

    by KatsCanary

    I am in my 40s and have no running experience. This app is wonderful. I don't stick to the schedule given but move up a level when I feel I'm ready. It will take me about 8 weeks but considering how out of shape I am, I am feeling very accomplished.

  • Easy to use and progress

    by rottilou

    Love it!!

  • Awesome

    by Tracy Leathem

    So excited to get my body back after having my baby and this app is making it so easy!!

  • Running app

    by Megandkris

    Brand new to running. Super happy with this app!! Easy to follow. Makes it enjoyable instead of the grueling task I thought running would be. :)

  • Very good app!

    by hubBA bubBA grrrl

    This is a very helpful app to help me start running without hurting myself (which I usually happens because I run too far too fast, then I have to heal & I'm set back again). I would like to be able to shut off the screen while I am running because I accidentally touch the screen and pause my workout often. GPS map functionality would be awesome, too. Otherwise I love this app!

  • Good

    by Tannersvixxen

    Easy start

  • Awesome

    by Easywill

    Love this for a beginning runner...hope it's a good 8 weeks

  • 5A's for 5K!

    by ParanoidOptomist

    Leaves the Nike+ 5K in app program in the DUST! Feel much more empowered!

  • Awesome

    by Mstallings85

    This app has motivated me to start moving. It's like training with a non-judgmental friend. After 1 month I was able to run a 5k in 48. Looking to keep growing and cutting my time.

  • Love it

    by Mcnaughtys

    Great app. Guides you right through the run

  • Cool app

    by <34iphone

    Easy and motivating. Works great!

  • Finally

    by Lisaa562

    Makes running fun and easy

  • Useful app

    by Dr_Sami

    Really like this user friendly for dummies app! Thanks for helping me get started on my adventure of improving health.

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