5K Runner: Couch Potato to 5K


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Health & Fitness 7.5 Jul 14, 2011 Oct 15, 2017 109.5 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
New in version 7.5

iOS 11 Compatibility


- The OFFICIAL 5K Runner® 0-5K training app.
- 4.2 Million People successfully did it
- Get in shape and lose weight in 8 weeks
- Featured on 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…

- 8 Weeks, 3 Times a week, 30 Minutes a day

Get ready to start your new healthy life.
This app has won multiple awards (see below), is the most effective & popular 0-5K app and is highly recommended by health & fitness experts.

Simply Gets Results
◉ The most effective 0 to 5K app
◉ Nothing to learn. Just press start
◉ Excellent for Weight Loss

● All Features fully enabled, and no ads
● Alternating walk / run intervals
● Run segments gradually increase over 8 weeks
● Human coach voice through your headphones that tells you when to walk / run.
● Listen to your music and the coach will blend in
● Control music through the app or headphones
● Compatible with Nike+ and all other GPS apps
● Compatible with all music apps
● Giant community of 0-5K runners on Facebook
● Earn achievements & badges as you advance
● Integrated with Facebook & Twitter
● Outdoors or Treadmill

GPS & Apple Health
● Built in GPS & Distance Tracking, also when app is in background
● Integrated with Apple Health for Calorie calculation & saving workouts

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

We’re here for you
● We gladly answer all questions - just ask us at: support@fitness22.com

- 4.2 Million People successfully did it

- Awards: Best 5K Training App, Best Running App, Editor's Choice, Top fitness app, Best Beginner App, Top Quality App, Best fitness and nutrition apps.

- Featured on 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 doctors on healthTap.com

- See real life success stories on facebook.com/5K.Runner.Community

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

"It's 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 app is amazingly effective and will help you achieve that coveted 5K distance. If you want to get running, this app is a must.“

The Free Version
- Program includes the first four runs

This app includes an auto renewing subscription which enables content/workouts
- Subscription options are monthly
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication."

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Day one complete
char8675 on 8/20/2018
Great app! Let’s see if I can keep this up!
Awesome app!
Dee_032 on 8/20/2018
Easy to use and very motivating. I appreciate getting cheered on!
Stephanie8793 on 8/19/2018
Thanks to this app I successfully completed my very first 5k and was able to run the WHOLE thing! The app is set up perfectly and eases you into running.
Lwcmk on 8/18/2018
I really like this app, very easy to use and takes you through the workout smoothly. The only constructive criticism would be that it is not compatible with my iWatch. Fix that it’s awesome!
Simplistic - ridiculously expensive at $2.99/myth
paj72dk on 8/16/2018
This is a simple app to get you started. Watch out for the monthly plan. Not only is it expensive it is also difficult to unsubscribe.
Lauren Siefken on 8/15/2018
I bought this app because it was Apple Watch compatible. It has the same workout as my old app (but more expensive !)I love the timing/intervals. But, I do not see any benefit of it being on my watch! I cannot skip or pause the workout from my watch, only see the interval time and what is next:( Also, it does not show pace or interval distances . The audible does not always alert to walk or run. It is turned on but only randomly gives audible commands to walk or run. Frustrating. Just wish I could get my $ back.
Higher rating for premium, but bait and switch as a free app
cosboydan76 on 8/15/2018
This trains you for a week, and then refuses to work with you anymore unless you pay $8. Theoretically that seems like a reasonable price, but the only reason anyone downloads this one instead of the “couch to 5k” app it is imitating is freeness as opposed to $3. So essentially it’s only special selling point is a complete lie that you don’t find out until you’ve already downloaded it.
Tkhold on 8/14/2018
I lost 30lbs with this app and a good diet. My times have definitely improved, and went from tough hesitant start to and defining finish. Definitely recommend this for start off that jogging/running goal!!
Not really free
Pollie30 on 8/13/2018
The app gives you the schedule for the first 2 weeks. If you want the full 8-week training program, you have to upgrade for $10 or more.
Must still use your phone.
Agrlmom on 8/12/2018
I downloaded this app so I could run without my phone and just use my watch. I have cell data on my watch but when I got 0.1 mike away from my phone the app stopped working. So I had to time my runs separately. If you don’t mind running with your phone close by, buy away. Otherwise, use a different app.
olivia1099 on 8/12/2018
I already feel like I’m making progress it’s my first day
Great! When it works...
Weenie mom on 8/11/2018
I was loving this app however I got sick of carrying my phone and was delighted to learn that you could use it with your Apple Watch without your phone. Issue is, it’s really glitchy. First off, you have to start the workout from your phone, so by the time I’m out the door I’m already 30 seconds into my countdown. You also do not have the ability to pause it. Once your are away from your phone, good luck. I’ve yet to have a whole run where it worked the whole time. Either it completely stops giving you notifications or the notifications come prematurely or at the wrong time. I find myself having to memorize the workout and manually having to time it. Watching a clock while you are running is counterproductive. Waste of money unless the glitches are fixed.
Running Again
Taz from Derbytown on 8/9/2018
Awesome app plenty of Motivation.
Wanna b a runner
wana be a runner on 8/7/2018
I’m just now starting to run at 49 years old, and I need the motivation.
New to running!
RonSmith385 on 8/7/2018
Simple and easy.... just follow the prompts as directed! Love it!
quit in the middle of my run
72638384 on 8/6/2018
when i first tried it, it worked fine. then, halfway through my first run, it quit and wouldn't let me open it. deleted the app right after.
Weight loss
BreakBenjFan on 8/6/2018
I used this app last year and lost 50 lbs. I ate better but not perfect and used the 5k app as a routine. I gained weight through out this past winter but am back at it again. Im nothing but confident with the routine.
I like it
Instachicken on 8/6/2018
It is easier then C25K and it vibrates so good for music and jogging .
Great app for beginners wanting to work up to running.
Kjc757 on 8/5/2018
I’m more motivated to do my runs because I know the training schedule. I feel great when I’ve completed my weekly runs.
This is it!
jpbmarie on 8/5/2018
This exercise plan got me motivated for more. I never ever thought it could be so easy! I love that it tracks and saves each of my workouts so that I can see my improvement. Now, I actually look forward to running. CRAZY!!!
Not bad
itslexaaa on 8/4/2018
This is the only app I’ve ever really considered buying
Comienzo de meta..,
Lich@ on 7/30/2018
Es el primer día q utilizo la app pero me encanto porque me sentí guiada en todo tiempo. Comparo con otras utilizadas y me sentí cómoda. Aqui vamos en busca de completar un 5k fuera de los 44 min de mi último tiempo!!
Great app!
JedB525 on 7/30/2018
This app is super easy to use and helps keep you motivated to succeed
First time user!
actiongina on 7/30/2018
I’m a new user and I love it!
Made me enjoy running
Julianstanley on 7/29/2018
This is a good app with a nice, clean interface that makes it motivating and easy to use. I am a 21 year old guy in decent shape, and damnit I should be able to run. But, about three months ago, I would have been hard pressed to run a mile. I ran/walked a 5k with my co-workers in November 2017 and I finished in ~35 minutes and felt like throwing up (the average time for my age group was around 24 minutes). My girlfriend started using this app in May. I picked it up and did the first day May 16th. I got hooked really quick and decided to shell out the $10 to buy it—that was my biggest iOS purchase to date. 7 weeks later on July 21, I finished! Now I can do the 5k in around 23 minutes, and today (July 29th) I ran my first 10k. In a little over 2 months I went from disliking running a mile to kinda enjoying my 10k run. I think the app convinced me to take my time slowly add on distance, instead of running too hard and feeling exhausted and discouraged. Mileage will vary from person to person (pun not intended but I stand by it)—I think I was probably in a rather unique place to take advantage of this app—but I still think it will be well worth the money for most people in most situations. I highly recommend!
First time using it - great
carolzinha81 on 7/29/2018
I love the app. You can use it while you listen to your music or even connected to YouTube or pandora. The app stays on and the pop ups come telling you to run or slow down. It’s great.
Running again thanks to 5K Runner
SuzyApplesauce on 7/28/2018
This is the app that got me out and running again after many years! Easy to use and happy to have it.
Helps me achieve a previously unreachable goal!
Sumi7 on 7/27/2018
I’m grateful for this app! Never thought I would be able to run for more than one minute, despite a lifelong dream to be a ‘runner’. After giving birth to twins at age 35 I became determined to accomplish more in terms of my fitness level. All the research on the physical and mental health benefits of running compelled me to give running a chance. This app has helped bring my goal within reach.
Always come back to this app!
Suzicue67 on 7/27/2018
My running regime has been on and off through the years. I am not an easy runner by no means. Running is hard for me and I didn’t start running until my forties because of it. This app has helped me tremendously! I couldn’t do it without it!
Doesn’t work with Apple Watch alone
jbsumm on 7/26/2018
You have to have your iPhone on a run in order to use the app on your watch which is pointless.
Great motivation
sorry jacob👎🏻 on 7/25/2018
Love this app - the motivation is so helpful
Started today
1Dorit on 7/24/2018
Started using the app today - challenging enough but not too much ! Perfect !
Only one run in
tontobikermd on 7/24/2018
I know of the subscription. This app only let me do week 1 day 1 and then locked me out. Next.
Raeganelise on 7/24/2018
i love this app so much i really enjoy all the great work all of you workers do. keep up the great work💗
Best beginner running app
Mokoak on 7/23/2018
His has helped me restart running!
Love it !!!
Kcorey on 7/19/2018
This app is perfect for getting back into running for beginners! I tried other apps but this one was my favorite.
Not the full program
JC1413 on 7/18/2018
You only get the first 2weeks of the 8week program free, need to buy the upgrade
Does what it’s supposed to do
Sandru323232 on 7/16/2018
You’ll have to mess around with it a little to really get the hang of it. Otherwise, I just finished week one and I think it’s a good running program. It does exactly what it claims, gets you off the couch and running.
Day 1
K~D on 7/16/2018
It was a bit of a struggle running for the entire minutes but thankfully just when I thought I couldn’t endure any longer the friendly voice came on letting me know I could slow down and walk. I know it will only get easier. A customer recommended it to me. I will be sure to thank her!
How I got fit!
l544 on 7/16/2018
This app is how I went from being an unfit couch potato to confidently managing my fitness! I owe a lot to it. Years later after I had a baby, I used it again to get back into shape.
Magic app
yassalhashimi on 7/14/2018
It really give energy and understanding how a beginner facing difficulty in running and try to simplify it for him
Bardin7802 on 7/13/2018
This is my go to app
Great running app
Crayzbutiful on 7/13/2018
Great app easy to use
Great conditioning
dstncerunr on 7/12/2018
After an IT Band injury I took a 6 month break from running. This is the easiest app to follow to get myself back into shape!
5 K Review
punkydunkn on 7/12/2018
I only wish that when I haven’t run for awhile, it would default back in days. I love the app. However, when I haven’t been a faithful runner, it pretends that I have.
Nice app
hasmik007 on 7/11/2018
Nice app,have been using it for a while . I am not good runner and interval running is the best I can do . This app helps a lot
Rip off
Twbab on 7/11/2018
only the first 2 weeks are free. After that you have to upgrade to Pro for the full 8 week trainer
Great app
Derimeir on 7/11/2018
I enjoy using this app to prepare me to run longer distances.👍🏽👌🏽
Great app
kjj18017 on 7/11/2018
Helped me get back in shape
This app works!
No sleeve Steve on 7/11/2018
I quit running 10 months ago because of work commitments and I have wanted to start again but a sense of defeat and dread kept me on the couch. I read a good review for this app so I thought, “What the heck?” and gave it a try. It is amazing! Day one was easy so I think a person could be in worse shape than I was and still do this plan. It only gets better. If you want to get in shape and be a runner, this app will get you there. Oh, and I never write reviews but I wrote this one.
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