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App last updated Oct 15, 2017
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- 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.

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● We gladly answer all questions - just ask us at:

- 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

- See real life success stories on

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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It's really teaching me how to run a 5k
Katannegage on 2/15/2018
I LOVE THIS APP. I love how it trains me back to longer paces over a period of time after I’ve taken a break from running. The music voiceover to tell me how far I’ve gone during the run is a great tool. I started running from this app and this app always brings me back after the winter is done.
Does exactly as advertised
jbond970 on 2/13/2018
This app gets the job done; no glitches; starts new runners on a pace that doesn’t over do it; directions are clear; coach-bot lady is encouraging. Good signposting on all app to let you know what you have left, what’s coming up next and what you just finished. Works seamlessly with Apple Music app. Can’t complain, won’t complain. Cheers.
4kidangie on 2/12/2018
It seems good but there are things I don’t like about it. If you don’t tap “done” it keeps going. If you forget to tap done and it kept going, you can’t edit it. So I don’t know how far I went or truly how I did.
Solid app!
WooComputerGirl on 2/11/2018
First time using a fitness app other than FitBit. So far, it’s been fun. It looks like a lot of the features are for outside runners - could it be equipped with options for us treadmill users?
iWatch Functionality Low
Kingkat75 on 2/10/2018
The app on my phone is fine, but I do not want to carry my phone. I would like to just use my iWatch with the app. In order to use it on my iWatch I have to have my phone near my watch.
Love the 5k!
daygoe on 2/10/2018
Like the program. The encouragement keeps me going. Like the friendly reminders to keep running during the week. I’ve had this app for quite a while and continue to work with it.
Day 1 and love the simplicity
Momma_Bru on 2/10/2018
So easy even an empty nester Mom could do it just around the neighborhood.
SuperCheetah101 on 2/8/2018
Awesome program!!!
Great app
Coulda been on 2/7/2018
They progress you perfectly to achieve the 5k I enjoyed it a lot
Just what I need!
Jow's Missus on 2/7/2018
This training program is just right: challenging, but at the same time it lets me feel that my goals are achievable.
holley 45 on 2/4/2018
I have never been a runner but got motivated by an older friend. She told me about the app to help me and I am amazed how easy it was and how good I feel I did it
First use
Twisted Tails on 2/4/2018
I just did my first unit with this app and I am wore out. Will update this review when I use it for a little while. But will say I got a work out on the first unit.
Over all I liked it
beginingtoruninTn on 2/4/2018
I really enjoy the app, but twice it didn’t tell me to walk or run for the next segment. Otherwise it was great.
Good app
U light on 2/2/2018
Like the app. Has just what a runner needs.
Makes it Easy
PoppyCate on 2/1/2018
I was worried that this would be a huge challenge. Day one, no problem this app makes it easy!
Trickynicki48 on 2/1/2018
Great for beginners!
Great Decision
Salandjrs mommy on 1/31/2018
I’m glad I got this. It’s made my 5k training a breeze.
First day
Redneck pit bull on 1/31/2018
First time using this LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
So easy
50 yrs young skoobusdriver on 1/30/2018
If Ivan do this ANYONE can!!!!!😀
Recovery workout
isladeborah on 1/29/2018
I am recovering from a torn meniscus and every time I start running, I go too hard and too fast, and start to have pain. This program is just right to keep me from overdoing my runs and gradually getting me back up to full speed! So far I have not had any knee pain!!
Has multiple versions to buy
Portland transplant on 1/29/2018
This program is great; does what it says, allows modifications, lets me set it and forget it. Even pipes up to encourage me to run randomly. When I got to week 2, I found I needed to upgrade to keep using the program. This was frustrating at the time because my phone took forever to download and I had to wait to run. Also, being in a hurry, I didn’t research my options - and I feel they were somewhat unclear. It seems you can pay between $5 and $12, depending on what you want. Frankly I don’t even know what I paid - I thought the lifetime was my best deal, but now that I’ve finished I realize that unless I stop running and have to start over someday, this will not be much use to me. At this point, having completed the run, I’ll have to pay for the ‘next step’ I decide on. I wish I’d just gotten the 10k program to start, because it doesn’t seem there’s any discount or way to progress from the 5k. So that’s a little disappointing, and why I chose four stars. I’d give five if all the price tiers were clearly labeled.
So easy so helpful
JoeyD42 on 1/28/2018
It was so easy to get started. It helped me build up my endurance at a pace I was comfortable with and best of all I can listen to it during my podcasts.
Pandaboy50 on 1/25/2018
This app helps beginners get started in a very simple easy way, love it!
Highly Recommended
bwbalance on 1/25/2018
Used this app years ago when I began running. Injury sidelined me for several months and was able to start again recently. Used this for my recovery & its been great. Thanks
Couch to 5k
CDODST on 1/24/2018
Awesome App
Love this
DashTrack on 1/23/2018
Love the signaling of walk then run. So you are distracted and focus on the time you just do whatever until it’s says change
First time
Cockiss on 1/21/2018
Just got back into running. The app I used before never updated so I looked for something similar. It’s a great deal better! Love this app especially since I can listen to my own music or audiobooks.
Stuck to this Plan
shelbyhayes.15 on 1/21/2018
This app is great because it doesn’t force you to push yourself too hard a first. You’re able to listen to your Spotify and run. The app tracks your movement and uses GPS to show you where your route was and how long you went for. Great app.
Awesome for people with no experience
Archangelxoxo on 1/20/2018
Was never a cardio guy. Did weights and martial arts for many years. After having surgery on my hands and putting on too much weight, I tried this app. Awesome. It paces you perfectly and you really feel like you’re accomplishing something. You can listen to YouTube or any music app while running which to me is a must. To me this is a must if your just starting out.
Does the job...for free!
pixierunner on 1/20/2018
I’m using this couch-to-5K app to get back into running following an IT band injury that sidelined me for a few months. It does just what I need it to do, and I’m grateful for the free option, as similar apps I’ve used in the past now cost money.
So far so good
minpep on 1/20/2018
Started today using the app. It’s a change from the previous C25K app I used. So far a good one. Intuitive and friendly. I’ll see where this relationship is in about 4 weeks. I’ll check back then.
My 1st day
moving my butt on 1/19/2018
I just finished my first workout with this app. Absolutely loved it! I’m not a runner-per se, this app has and will help me get from the couch to a 5K!
Can’t upgrade!
24532 on 1/19/2018
I accidentally clicked on the 3 month subscription for $7.99 each month instead of the lifetime subscription for $9.99 and I can change it!!
Great app
Runningforlove on 1/18/2018
Just needs to record treadmill
Bait and Switch
dleeman.pdx on 1/18/2018
After only three workouts, you must subscribe to continue to progress toward a 5K. I am sickened by this.
Love this new start for a better workout!
RegNM on 1/16/2018
A reintro yo running, sought out an app for clear training schedule with accountability options. Find it in the free version and can’t wait to step up to the next! I feel great
Aelissm on 1/15/2018
I found the first lesson in this program to give me strength to keep doing it.
Easy start
Sugar-run on 1/15/2018
Made it easy!
Helped me stay on track to my goal!
Hernanka on 1/13/2018
Awesome! Super helpful in reaching my goal!
Gonna run
Mcneil270 on 1/12/2018
Great motivation!
Easy to follow
Petersonmommyof3 on 1/10/2018
Like that the workout is layout is all done for you and I don't need to try to look at a piece of paper for when to run and when to walk.
Great App!!!!
Riversmom#21 on 1/10/2018
First time EVER running, I made it all the way through! I am so proud of myself. I love the fact the app does all the timing for me as well as offers encouragement! Love the app!!!!!
Another One for the Virtual Garbage Can!
iPadGuy64 on 1/9/2018
This app states that it can run on the Apple Watch. My Apple Watch has GPS and all the necessary equipment to monitor pace, heart-beat, etc and this app still requires the iPhone! I selected the ‘allow location while app is active setting’ and it presented an error screen that I can’t even complete the configuration.
Taconelly56 on 1/9/2018
I really enjoy this app and I’ve tried a few other couch to 5k programs. This one has the most badges right in the beginning as well as during run encouragement to keep me coming back. Hoping for more varied encouragement soon but excited to work to finish it this time!
Getting stsmarted
seannchez on 1/9/2018
Best way to reset your fitness!
Christmaslover1234567891011 on 1/7/2018
I honestly love this app, and it’s so easy to keep motivated because my friend and I decided to do it together. I would suggest adding an option to have friends and compete with them. That is my only suggestion for this amazing app!
Great app!!
lfelizw on 1/5/2018
Easy way to start running. Love it.
Slower progression please
IwishIwasArunner on 1/5/2018
I wish it didn’t go from a 2 minute run to a 3 minute run. Where’s the 2.5 minute run?!
Awesome app!
Write2herrerajc on 1/5/2018
Never thought I could run again!!
Great tool!
Nan23! on 1/4/2018
The only thing I would add is music
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: FITNESS22 LTD
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Released: Jul 14, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Oct 15, 2017
  • Version: 7.5
  • Size: 109.5 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Afrikaans; Catalan; Valencian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;