- The OFFICIAL 5K Runner® Couch to 5K 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
◉ Excellent for Weight Loss
◉ The most effective 0 to 5K app
◉ Nothing to learn. Just press start

● 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:

- 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
- All features are fully enabled
- 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
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication."
- Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are available at:

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What’s New

Version 8.600

Minor updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20.2K Ratings

20.2K Ratings

28angel22_31 ,

Definitely worth a shot!

I’m not a runner, I never have been! But a friend recommended this app when I said I wanted to try to get into running, but really struggle with motivation and knowing what to do. This app is great! You’ve got a voice through your speakers telling you when to run, when to stop, and motivating you when you feel like giving up. I’m currently on Week 6, and am running for 8 minutes at a time which is amazing to me, considering I tired very easily prior to starting and absolutely hated the idea of going for a run. Now I find myself looking forward to it! Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to give it a go.

sheal p ,

Where have the audio options gone?

With a recent update the app lost the optional halfway chime that tells you when to turn around. And now I also can’t turn off the voice?? The previous version had the option of just bells for start/stop running, but now you can’t turn off the additional voice that blares in over your podcast “START RUNNING!” when a nice little bell does the same job. Please reinstate these features! I paid for the full version but now am looking for a new app that is less intrusive. Also while I’m complaining I should point out it’s pretty silly that 5K Runner can’t tell you how many kms you’ve run, and also that you can’t stop a run early (even in the cool down phase) without losing the entire thing. I use MapMyRun alongside it to get my distance/total time but it’s just dumb having to use two apps when I already paid for one.

Addicted_80 ,

100% recommend - you can get to 5kms no matter what your fitness level is

Let me start by saying I have not run more than 10 metres in 8yrs. And before that would have been 1998.
I set a goal for myself in August 2020 to be able to run 10kms by the end of the year. I thought I'd start with this 5km app first because I was not confident at all.
I found it so difficult to start with. Even the first weeks of just running for a minute were so so hard and I really didn't believe I could get to 5kms.
The program was so good at pushing me little by little and not making it so hard I felt like it was unrealistic.
6 weeks later I have days when 3kms in I want to quit (and have quit a few times) but I also have days when I can just keep going.
Last week I ran 8kms and could not have been happier with myself.
I've reset my goal to run 10kms before my 40th birthday next week.
Love this app and would recommend to anyone starting from scratch like me.

App Privacy

The developer, FITNESS22 LTD, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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