Make running fun again with a RunBet game! Social support, achievable goals, and real rewards set you up for success in achieving your goals, no matter your running experience.
REAL MONEY, REAL MOTIVATION
RunBet is the perfect app for anyone who needs an extra push to start or stick to a running routine. You bet on yourself to achieve your running goals (having real money on the line turns your motivation up to the max ... seriously, it’s amazing) and when you do, you cash out. You don’t have to run faster or longer than the other players to win — just achieve your goals, and you’re a winner!
RUN AT ANY LEVEL
Whether you want to start a running habit, lose weight, train for a 5K, or just hold yourself accountable to run more, there’s a RunBet game at the right level for you.
Each game comes has its own running schedule with concrete, manageable goals. RunBet’s race training games are designed by an expert running coach with 21 marathons under her belt.
Running is more fun with other people. RunBet games provide a fun, supportive community of other like-minded players cheering you on.
Getting started on your new and improved running habit is easy. Here’s how:
1. Download the RunBet app.
2. Browse the game directory to find the right game for you.
3. Bet on yourself! Pay your bet into the pot to officially join.
4. Complete your runs. Each game has its own run schedule.
5. Win and split the pot!
You can submit your runs by tracking them with Runkeeper, Strava, or Garmin. You can also run on a treadmill and submit them using our special 2-photo verification process.
Our team of Referees is standing by to help 24/7 with any technical difficulties or questions! Just email us at email@example.com.
Can you become a better, faster, happier runner? You bet!
This latest update includes some design changes and bug fixes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and if you are enjoying RunBet, rate us on the store!
Ratings and Reviews
Great for motivation!
If you are looking to make money, this is not for you. Money making was not the reason I signed up but it was fun to follow how many runners were still in the game and how much was in the pot. I was wondering how much I would get back at the end. I have to say, it was deceiving. In my challenge we had 255 runners complete out of 305 registered. At $40 bet per runner we had a pot of $12,240. If the whole pot was distributed we would each get $48. I stayed with the program for the full 4 weeks and received a payout of $0.80!!! I did expect the developer to take a cut, but not 90%!!!!!!!
Now, having said that, using the app definitely kept me motivated and I had no problem
sticking with the program. I immediately signed up for a new challenge. This is a program I will stick with. Even though the minuscular payout was a disappointment, a program I would stick with is what I was looking for when I signed up.
I’ve lost 14lbs with this app
I LOVE this app. It’s great for motivation. I’ve completed 4 games now and have lost 14lbs since I started because of this app + calorie restriction. To be clear, it’s still exercise and exercise is still hard. This app doesn’t fix that for you. But because your own money is on the line, it’s a lot more motivating.
There have been plenty of days where I planned poorly and put off running until 9pm and I’m out of rest days, but I had to do my run or risk losing my money. It sounds awful, but it really taught me how to take prioritizing my exercise time more seriously. It taught me how to stop making excuses and just make it happen. Once that clicked for me, the weight started to come right off. It’s all about sticking to the diet and making the time to exercise, no matter how inconvenient it is.
Also, you really don’t make much money with these games. I think I’ve made maybe $20 in the last 6 months. But being able to fit into a pair of jeans that I haven’t fit into in over 4 years is priceless!
Love the motivation
Currently there are only a few games to choose from but from what I’ve seen so far it has the same mix of motivation, competition, and community as other similar apps such as DietBet. The game I played was simple to understand (run 26 times before the end of the period), had a good progression (started around 2.5 miles and finished at 3.1), and a nice balance to participation (can use RunKeeper app or verify indoor runs or through photos). All that and I won a little money in the process (just $9 but it’s more than I started with). Can’t wait to do it again and looking forward to it’s full launch with many more games to choose.
- WayBetter Inc.
- 48.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Gambling and Contests
- © DietBet, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.