5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training Pro Health & Fitness App Review (iOS, $2.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Clear Sky Apps LTD

- Bug fixes
- Updated help screen

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
140 Ratings
All Versions:
6031 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

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

    by Storysfive

    Not a runner.. 52 yrs old and this app has me running the right way. Tried on my own last year but hurt myself.. Too much too fast.. This gives you the right pace no pain ..love it❤️

  • Great training tool!

    by malistar

    This app is a great training tool. It gently leads you into running by slowly increasing the time and intensity, giving you the confidence you need to continue. I definitely recommend this app for beginners and those who've fallen out of practice.

  • Best running trainer ever

    by Imakemovies

    Easy to follow and you can still listen to your music while they talk you through the easy plan. Builds endurance and great for beginners.

  • Awesome app!

    by D25kart

    Just what I needed to get off the couch and back into shape.

  • Awesome app

    by LissaH17

    I love this running app. I can play music and the app at the same time. I also love that it tells you when to walk and when to run. The motivational quotes for each run are great.

  • Great app

    by Nwcmr

    I've tried other 5k apps but this is the best one so far. The badges are cool too. Overall great app. Recommend it for sure

  • Great way to get back to running

    by Andrea Davis

    Helps to keep me motivated and an easy way to for time vs distance. Wish you could play pandora with it.

  • Got this fat lazy 40 something up and running!

    by Bykemama

    This app helped me lose 42 pounds! Thank you!!! Get it now!

  • Love!

    by Ellism8

    Only thing that will actually get me to run! I love that you can put it on and it tells you when to stop and start. No excuses app!

  • Wonderful!!!

    by gleejavier

    I was a true couch potato and I can't believe that I am now running!!! Awesome app!

  • Best I've tried

    by Amarillo Rust

    I have tried a couple of these 5K apps. And this is the best one. My favorite feature other then it just working properly, is the ability to listen to any type of music from any source outside the app and the app still working properly.

  • I like it

    by Oskar173

    On week 5 now. Have never run before. It is getting hard but I am still at it. Like the app the way it slowly moves you up. I think I can do this.

  • Turned me into a 1st time runner

    by HoolioMann

    I'm in week 4 & I am loving this app & how it is helping me train for my 1st 5K. I feel proud of my accomplishments & it have never felt "overwhelmed" like I couldn't do it.....great app!

  • I love running now!

    by Kiwisal7

    I used to hate running...now I love it. This app eases you into it and somehow makes it fun!

  • Great 5k app.

    by Inglewood69.88

    I really like this app. I tried running on my own before, but was getting hurt because I was trying to do too much too soon. This app makes it easy to follow a well designed routine that is proven to work.

  • Decide to succeed

    by Bubbleoverlord

    Couldn't ask for a better guide. It paces u well so that u are improving but not totally killing yourself. Stick to it and lead a healthy life.

  • Great App!

    by Crouton27

    Love this app!

  • Great App

    by SassyTinTamps

    Helped 100%

  • Great app!!!

    by Momnoe

    I love this app! I am not a runner. I have always walked for exercise but wanted to run a 5K with my teen daughter. I used the app to prepare & was able to run my 5K!! Now that the 5K is over, I still use the app as an exercise tool! I highly recommend it!!

  • Great app!

    by Cm123

    Love it, perfect amount of hard work without being overwhelmed!

  • I love this app!!!

    by amanda2460111

    I really love this app. I have used a few other running apps, and this one is the best by get!!!

  • Hallelujah

    by Happygirl!!

    I have failed in my training attempts until I discovered this app..,helps you build up slowly and steadily at just the right, bearable pace for people like me who find running hard! You get bossed around in the best way possible! And all of a sudden, you have reached what felt like an impossible goal! If it worked for me, it WILL work for you. : )

  • Fantastic App!!

    by Laur_mo

    I have never been athletic by any sense of the word. I have, however, always wanted to be a 'runner'. This app is fantastic. I started at 0 my friends, barely able to run 1/4 mile. I am very happy to say that I can consider myself a runner now. Don't be afraid if you can't run for long periods of time, this app takes it nice and slow... you won't believe how far you come on a relatively short amount of time. Love it!!

  • App was made for me

    by Sally_30

    Every time I completed a run, I was surprised I was able to push myself that far. The pace was perfect. Challenging, but doable. Have recommended to friends.

  • Great app

    by Vanlun

    This app is easy to use and it's great for beginners like myself.

  • Great

    by jaylt923

    Works perfectly and really motivates you!

  • Great App!!!

    by J. Junkins

    Very user friendly!

  • I wish I had more thumbs to put up!!!

    by Stantonwimer

    Elegantly simple, effective, and works the way you think it should. I'd recommend it to anyone

  • Yay

    by Suzieqskinny

    I never, ever thought I could do this. With this app, I found my inner runner

  • So easy to use!

    by Suzala

    This makes running so easy and mindless! Great way to get back into running after some time off.

  • Love it!

    by Non runner

    Awesome way to get into running! I hate running but I am badly out of shape and after 3 kids my body needs some work. This app helps me stay motivated and work harder!

  • Working for me

    by DrSalty

    I have been walking for exercise for years. Running just seemed to hurt toomuch so I avoided it. With this app, I am running and enjoying it. If my out of shape 53 year old body can do it, anyone can. 2 weeks in and hope to get thru all 8 weeks! Great app!

  • 310 to 255....

    by Armahon

    Started this and was 310lbs. Now I'm 255 and able to run over 5k for first time since 1997. Love the app.

  • Awesome

    by Cocoabrown119


  • Great app, keeps me motivated!

    by JC311x

    Been on it for 5 weeks now and seen some great progress, I'm not a runner and this app keeps me on track.

  • Never ran before! Hated running

    by MJHudson7482

    I LOVE this app! Just when I think I can't go another second it's cool down time. I am obese and out of shape so working up slowly is my only option and this app has the PERFECT progression! Well worth my $! Love it

  • Great app

    by MrsCarroll

    This app helped me to love running!!!! Now I can't get enough. :-)

  • Great App

    by Mooltard

    Very reasonable goals - keeps me on track and works; very good product.

  • Reformed couch potato

    by Burnzy99

    I have been a couch potato my entire life. I never ran even as a kid and I am 51. I finished week 6 today. I registered for my first 5k in 6 weeks I am excited. Thanks couch to 5k IT WORKS !!!!

  • Hi

    by Me ice cream

    Hello, I first want to say how much I

  • I can now run a 5K!

    by gmlarese

    I did every day of this app. Some days were great; some says not so great. I love it though! It turned me into a runner at the age of 49+. I can now run a 5K and have done two races. Now onto 10K's!

  • Great so far

    by U2bobbo21

    Only on week 2, but so far it's the perfect running coach app. Love the music controls integration.

  • Awesome

    by Noooone01

    Really helpful, I couldn't run for more than 45 seconds before I got this app! Now I'm feeling confident that I'll be able to do a 5k in 4 more weeks

  • Love it!!

    by Jmarieb861

    This is a great app! Its simple and easy to use. It gives me the structure and prediction that I need.

  • Fool proof training!

    by billyray361

    I love that I can listen to music, watch shows or play on Facebook while I work out. The app just dings and I know it's time to start running or start walking. I don't think I just do it.

  • Greatest App Ever!

    by Hendrixlives2k

    I am not athletic, but I wanted to try to get in shape. I started 5k runner eight weeks ago and now I can run thirty minutes straight without even breathing hard! It gradually increases your run time so that your body becomes conditioned and is able to keep up with the runs. I love this app and will continue to use it even though I have just finished the eight weeks. I highly recommend this app!

  • Review

    by Kimileti79

    Great app!!

  • Great app!!

    by Stacey Figueroa

    Love using this! Trained for my first 5k using this alone, took a year off due to injury and now I'm using again and training with a friend! Takes the guesswork out of it for us.

  • Best app for beginner runners!

    by Addicted to TSTO

    I never thought I would like running, but now I love it thanks to this great app!

  • Good app

    by Bud Calabrese

    Haven't run a 5k yet but half way through the training and it works great for training. I do wish I could use my audible app for audio it only support playlists from iTunes.

  • Perfect !!!

    by Jen1211

    Super helpful, can't believe I've made it half way and still going! Great pace for someone who has never run.

  • Loved it

    by Bobghengiskahn

    I am 6' 275lbs and can now run 35 min straight because of this app. I always told myself I was too out of shape to run but this app works.

  • Run!

    by App4123

    So far do good

  • Fantastic

    by G.V.G

    Is a great app. Buy it!!

  • Love!

    by Moogirl777

    I'm 52 and I love running for the first time in my life. I actually look forward to my workout.

  • Getting back in shape...

    by Yogini Kiki

    Excellent app; well structured and very effective.

  • The Best!!

    by Walterthecat

    I needed help easing back into running after a back injury. Every time I tried on my own I did too much too soon. This app has been amazing. Yesterday I ran two miles for the first time in seven years...with no back pain. I love this app! It made me a runner again.

  • Great for new runners!

    by kunstwollen

    I was skeptical at first, but this simple app has made me into a regular runner, something I thought was impossible! Just be sure all audio notifications are on or it can get confusing while running.

  • Just what I needed!

    by miasaura3

    I haven't run in YEARS... This is just what I needed in terms of structure and flexibility...

  • Amazing

    by Katie poo1996

    I actually love running now!!! One thing is maybe you guys can add a coach or motivator. And be able to log how much we do but besides that AMAZING

  • 5k runner made me a runner!

    by Swirlygirlie

    I have never considered myself a runner, but found myself watching others who ran longingly. On a whim I thought I'd give a couch to 5k app a try! Now 4 weeks in I love how the app allows me to listen to music while giving me auditory cues when to run & when to walk. Well worth the $3!

  • 5k Run

    by Gonna run half marathon

    I love this app!!! I decided I wanted to train for a half marathon and I was not a runner. I have run 5ks in the past, but not in several years. I just finished week 5 and can't wait until my next run!! I love that I can tell that I am building stamina and distance. I feel pushed during the last run of the day, but then that same timed run is easier the next time. Great program!!! I will move on to a 10k after this!

  • Awesome!

    by Persia5

    This helps me train and stay focused! I would not know where to begin without it!

  • Amazing!

    by Mos'

    I've never had a problem with this app. Very motivating...I recommend it if you are on your way to your first 5k!

  • 5k

    by DrJSS3rd

    By taking over the timing process, I find that I can focus on my music or the gym TV. The time flies by!

  • Great way to start

    by CarrieAnn21

    This a fantastic app to get you going. It's s great ramp up. I got to run a 10k a few months after I started. A++

  • Motivational!

    by Paige Kohler

    When I started 5k runner I could not run down the block without being winded. After just a couple of weeks it was already seeing progress and feeling great. Now I've completed the 8 weeks and am so motivated! When I started I honestly never thought I'd make it, but I feel so much healthier and want to keep going. This app paced everything wonderfully and gave me the motivation to keep going. 10k runner here I come!

  • Love it!

    by Supastar26246

    This app is helping me lose weight and gain confidence. I have been able to build a little faster then it asks for but this makes me feel accountable and I love the half way done notification.

  • Run like the wind!

    by TashaMQ

    I love this app!!!! Just after having two kids in two years I had to get back in shape. The app is fantastic, it pushes you just far enough to make yourself go the rest of the way. Update: Still going strong. Love the app. 2nd Update: Almost done. I run for thirty minutes straight now. I never would've done that without this app. Next up 10K.

  • Best Running Training!!!

    by Yewoqirife

    I have always been the strength girl that can lift weights, but couldn't even run two minutes. I just finished my fifth week of training and I feel GREAT!! I have only lost a couple pounds, but I signed up for my very first 5k on February 8th (my birthday) and plan on finishing it as a reward for sticking with the program! This app is definitely worth it and my dog now gets excited every morning for her special exercise time with me.

  • Highly recommended.

    by Onyxhawk


  • Excellent motivator!

    by bdog0382

    Halfway there baby, lost 5 lbs already too

  • Great app!

    by A my

    Love this app! It's a big help for beginners just starting to jog! It encourages you to push further then you think you can! Highly recommend!

  • I can't believe I now love running!

    by TIff4ny

    I hated running more than anything before this app. I can now say, I love running! Not to mention I have toned my body to the point all of my clothes are falling off of me. I am so happy with the progression of this app. It builds you up slowly and yet it is not so hard you hate it or fear the next work out. I also love the voice telling you when to run and when to walk. It is like having your very own personal trainer right by your side.

  • Great!!!

    by Nottoopleased

    Keeps me motivated!

  • Love it

    by Angiem0217

    Love it. It has really helped me get in shape

  • Love this app!

    by Bing review

    Great app! Easy to use and motivational! It's like having a personal trainer in your head! I love it!

  • Motivates and works

    by anncan

    On my 5th workout in the series and it really balances how to keep it juuuust challenging enough but not so hard you give up. Highly recommend!

  • Great app

    by MDonald

    Simple,easy,and fun. Got me from the couch to running races.

  • Great APP

    by 07H2

    Im not a runner never have been but now i really enjoy it and actualy look forward to it. I am on w3 d3 and have had to do some days over a few times due to shin pain. I will finish and this ole fart will run his first 5K this year!!

  • Great to get started running

    by Dolvyddy

    Great to get started running or improve your endurance.

  • Lalalalaloveeee this app!

    by Cv80895

    I'm only on my 2nd week but this app has already help me improve my running skills!

  • Never thought I'd be a runner!

    by Tash314

    Without having prior running experience, my husband and I started using the app and 5 mos later ran our 1st 5K! Love this app! If we can do it, anyone can!

  • Awesome!

    by Renata Calhoun

    I hated even running ONE mile as a kid. I've wanted to master a 5k for years but never stuck with it. This program is great because you don't have to (and shouldn't!) watch the clock and time yourself. Listen to the music and just wait for the voice overs to guide you. Despite repeating a week that got me down and taking a whole week off due to an illness, I finished the program and can't wait to try their others (on to a 10k)!

  • Awesome App

    by JShay.5

    Makes running easy! Love it!

  • Never Thought I'd Say It

    by ColeenMom

    But I now love running. I look forward to the next run and this app is so simple to use. Every time I share my results a new person asks "what app is that?" Thank you for making me like this healthier lifestyle.

  • Great

    by MomOfTwoSTL

    Great app!

  • I am not a runner

    by 3 ;) me

    I have been attempting to run a 5k for a long time. I have never been very active but this program is easy to follow and builds up distance nicely. I often need to repeat days to complete them. I have not made it to the end, but I keep returning to this app and start again. I don't think of myself as a runner but I do run.

  • 5K

    by Xmasboytoy

    This app is AWESOME!! It has help me be able to run longer without getting tired! It really helps an overweight person like me become healthier. I lost 15 lbs in 2 months thanks to this! Thank You! :)

  • Follow the plan and you will be a runner

    by Jake1980

    I am 33, a former smoker, and had not run even a fraction of a mile since middle school PE before starting the program. I got this app after being told about "couch to 5k" plans from a co-worker. Today is the 1st day of my eighth week and I went outside to run the 28 minutes, felt like pushing it, and ended up running my first 3.1 miles in 37:11. This app is simple and effective. Just follow the plan and you will be a runner.

  • Awesome

    by Sme2828

    I love it! I love how you can do other things and it will tell you when to run or walk! It is perfect :)

  • I'm running!

    by MarchGirl73

    Couldn't be happier w/this app! Got me up off the couch & onto the treadmill - can't wait to start running outside in nice weather!!

  • No fluff

    by EpiphyteX

    Just the workouts, with good audio alerts instructing you when to walk/run. Exactly what I wanted.

  • Just starting out but so far so good

    by Nattybrat

    I have to start by saying I do NOT like running...yet. I'm hoping the more I do it I will get to loving it. I've only gotten to week two so far, but have to say that I like pace that it sets. The first week seemed really easy to me, which is good for motivation. The next week adds a little challenge but is still doable. I really like this app. I can easily listen to music at the same time and still hear the prompts. Great app.

  • Love this app!

    by Rockies#1Fan

    Very user friendly. I love how I don't have to think about the timing of run/walk.


    by Christina Runner

    Great app for beginning runners!

  • I can do this

    by rsk6

    Never thought of myself as a runner until now. No doubt I'll be ready for my 5K. Perfect plan, good cues, my own music. Perfect.

  • Well worth the price!

    by Utpegleg

    Easy to use and the structure helps keep you on track. Very happy with app--looking forward to the 21K some day!

  • Over 50

    by Rockin Mimi

    I love this app. I love the build up, it works will with my music, and I love when it tells me to turn around. I cannot wait to do a 5k!

  • Love this over other 'brands'

    by Wolfmeow

    Have tried couple different 5k apps on my phone and prefer this one . Ease of use and great sounds.great app, seeing increased stamina already at halfway through.

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