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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I like it
PacMan (Dutton) on 5/24/2018
It was fun doing it
isabelashley1 on 5/24/2018
just started! Can’t wait to see how far it takes me :)
Great app for interval running
AK75069 on 5/24/2018
Would give 5 stars if it would whisper over music
Sarahund on 5/23/2018
Great app first day but I love it ❤️
Doubtful ...
Histime7 on 5/23/2018
I wasn’t sure if this app would work because I had tried others and they were not good at all. But this time around I was surprised I liked the fact that you can add your personal music and it gives you the commands so that you don’t have to look at your phone to track if you should be running or walking.
Нина_Украина on 5/22/2018
Я думала, что никогда не смогу бегать, так как не спортивная и даже в школе бегать не могла. Но с этой программой так хорошо распределена нагрузка, что даже я смогла.
First day.
DarrenNigel on 5/22/2018
Because I wear my phone on an arm sleeve, it is nearly impossible to read. I also am very forgetful so don’t know how long the run/walk internals are for. “Begin running for 2 minutes” would help me a lot, but then most people probably remember the schedule of intervals from reading it at the beginning 😂
Love it!
Nasha707 on 5/22/2018
First time using this app and I loved it! Can’t believe it took me this long to download it.
unforgetteable eyes on 5/21/2018
This system is really very helpful. It allows me to run but also walk to catch myself and not overdo it. I recommend this program for all beginners even for children.
LIFETIME subscription is only 3 months
WilkinsLaw on 5/21/2018
Update: i deleted the app but it STILL charged to renew. There is NO OPTION on the app to discontinue service!! My biggest gripe about this app is that after 4 runs, you are given the option of a month to month purchase or lifetime subscription. I chose LIFETIME and paid for LIFETIME, but iTunes informs me that this is only a 3 month subscription. I’d be OK with a 3 month subscription if that is what the app offered. I FEEL DUPED. And, after 5 workouts began having knee and ankle pain so will stop running for now. So very disappointed.
The Best
skivtpeach on 5/21/2018
I’m sixty and after rotator cuff and knee replacement surgery I’m out of shape. My children want the whole family to run a Wounded Warrior 5k this fall. Until today I thought I might let them down but now I am inspired. This workout was great, it stuck with me without babbling and just the right amount of encouragement. I know it was just the first day, but,seriously by now I know what works and clearly this will! Thank you Diane DiPietro Realtor Keller Williams Moorestown, NJ 609-407-4049
Good training app
suz1321 on 5/21/2018
If you are a beginner or getting back to exercise after an injury it provides good pacing.
Irritated with getting help
GINGERPRINCESS101 on 5/20/2018
I have actually had this app for years (about 3 or 4) I’ve loved it and of course purchased it. However now as I just switched from an android to an apple I’m not able to get customer service to help me along with switching to make the process easier. I’ve messaged 2 or 3 times already 2 days ago and still nothing! My rating would be an easy 5 if I could just do it myself or get some help with getting my already bought app on my new phone!
Does what it says it does
Locash2007 on 5/20/2018
Helped me recover from an injury at my own pace. I liked that it did the thinking for me - I didn’t have to keep checking my watch or measuring my mileage. I didn’t progress as fast as the app suggested but it was easy to go back and do easier runs and then continue onwards and upwards when I felt like I could.
Reiter72 on 5/20/2018
Love this app.
Love this app!
Cmont54297472 on 5/20/2018
Great way to get started running. Feedback throughout to keep you going. It will hook up with your music, so you can hear both.
dawnkrc on 5/19/2018
Once you get into the 2nd week it stops working and requires you to pay... doesn’t tell you until halfway into the 2nd week. The other reviews have to be fake
Training for 5k
Ladym79 on 5/19/2018
This was best! I would recommend this to anyone beginner or not!
Good app
nicknametaken635678 on 5/19/2018
It starts out with small intervals and builds which is awesome for beginners or those coming back from a long time off
Everyone needs a little motivation and a plan. This app does that for you
SuMaNe on 5/18/2018
This is a great app. If you are new to running or took a break and need to get moving again. This app is perfect for you. The I app starts you off with an easy guided run/walk. Do this for a week and when you are ready add a few more minutes. Each week you will feel ready to take on more Before you know, you are running a 5k. Good luck!! You can do this!!!
Great App!
Lavictor2012 on 5/18/2018
I am not a runner. Just beginning...I hated running because I felt it was too hard. Now that I’ve started this app it’s much easier and I feel that I can accomplish my goals of becoming a healthier me.
Restarting this program
NJtoA5k on 5/17/2018
I’ve used this app before and loved it then. Restarting my quest to a 5k and beyond. This app is a perfect guide to getting there.
Sniper 127 on 5/17/2018
Week one day one. First time I’ve run since chemo & radiation 8 1/2 years ago. I hope I can continue.
Love this app
cam802 on 5/16/2018
I love this app. I’ve always wanted to be a runner and had tried reading articles and joining friends who ran. Inevitably every time I burnt out or felt like a dunce. I decided to use this app and go out on my own and find a rythm that worked for me. I’m now using it for the second time and I love it. I feel like for the first time in my life I can go for a run and enjoy it.
First day
BrittanyIsBeastly on 5/15/2018
Just completed my first day. Very easy and just the right run/walk ratio. Looking forward to day 2.
Started today
1Dorit on 5/15/2018
Started using the app today - challenging enough but not too much ! Perfect !
Anne Sal on 5/14/2018
Love running with the app, the encouragement and the perfect balance between walking and running have helped me get out and feel good about exercising again!
Easy works with music
caserunster on 5/14/2018
Easy interface works well with music
Awesome great app
Sabin nation on 5/10/2018
Loved how affordable it Was to get fit so great and you can look at music in the app So great recommend
Camiloqui on 5/10/2018
I love so much my first day
It works!
MoenikA on 5/10/2018
I’ve used this multiple times to be ready for a local 5k event that my community does every summer. I love it! I’m always ready to run the whole 5k.
Rafael Guerrero 1 on 5/10/2018
Nice app to keep track of your run. Motivates you to work out
Great app!
Greenqueen0216 on 5/8/2018
So easy to use and I can listen to my music while the app tells me when to run and when To walk. It also is very encouraging!
jenreed on 5/8/2018
If the screen went off the sounds didn’t alert you.
Philltm on 5/7/2018
Tells you when to run and walk. Gives encouragement along the way.
mamablett on 5/7/2018
First day working out after my baby was born I was a runner and needed help. This is the first time also using a app to exercise and I can't wait for the next run! 8 week here I come!
The Bomb!
Reni815 on 5/6/2018
It's easy to use & great for ramping up for an actual 5K. I've used this app in the past and I was actually reach my running goal & lose weight at the same time!!!
Good intro
50 year old mom of 5 on 5/6/2018
Nice way to work up to running.
Great app to start running
13Crickett on 5/6/2018
Love it
Great motivator
rosie runninglike the wind on 5/6/2018
The app is a great motivator to get over the difficult hump of walking to running. Verbal cues give you the feeling of having a personal trainer. The daily workouts ease you u in a manageable way so you can work up to achieving your goal of running a 5k!!
Gameadit on 5/6/2018
This app is so awesome. My first attempt I didn’t think I would make it as I haven’t worked out in years. The intervals were so smooth I made it and felt great!♥️
My fav
LM8686 on 5/5/2018
I’ve tried a few different 5K apps this is my favorite !
Awesome coach!
Danietavares on 5/5/2018
I had a hard time to keep going before but after start using 5K I feel like there’s someone watching me and I just can’t quit. I’m in love with the app! As soon as I hit my 5K goal I want keep moving ahead and will definitely try the 10k!
I started!
SWells679 on 5/5/2018
Exercise yuck! But after looking at myself in the fitting room mirror I knew... I like to walk, we can all do that, but this pushes me to do a little more. It tells you what to do when to do it, I need that! Now to stay motivated! Give it a try
Limited training plan
mv10101 on 5/2/2018
APP Only gives info up to week 2 day 1 then you have to buy the rest of the plan
Why does this cost so much money
ABaby086346 on 5/1/2018
Had this app years ago and LOVED it. I work out all the time but have always been a terrible runner. This app quickly got me into shape to run a couple 5Ks and run them well. Redownloaded it now that the weather is nice finally. Super disappointed to see an app I loved that used to be free is so expensive now. Probably going to delete after my 4 free runs (why does a run cost money? You all should be paying me to go running) and look at other options.
Bad knees
Stupid nickname1 on 5/1/2018
3 surgeries and so far this has been easy on the knees
Great for first timers
rjb_okc on 5/1/2018
This app takes the guess work out of “where to start.” I never ran before using this app and just completed my first 5k!
Day 1
fer Fields on 5/1/2018
Doing this with a friend. Loved the voice instruction. I feel good- hopefully I’ll keep it up!
Better than any other 5k app
Becky32 on 4/30/2018
Love this! I can actually here the prompts over my music when to start running.
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