Zombies, Run! 5k Training 12+

Couch to 5K - with Zombies

Six to Start

    • 4.8 • 386 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance.

We give you clear and detailed instructions about when to walk, jog, run and stretch, building up your confidence and stamina over 25 workouts - combined with a gripping story delivered straight to your headphones.

(If you already have running experience, check out our “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 400 more missions, Zombie Chase interval training, a base-building game, and more!)

Zombies, Run! 5k Training is from the creators of Zombies, Run! (Six to Start & Naomi Alderman), the world’s most popular smartphone fitness game with 5 million players worldwide.

Featured by the New York Times, BBC, Time, Wired, and Runner's World!

“This app is amazing. It gets me wanting to go for a run, it’s not exercise anymore, it’s pure entertainment.”
“Keeps me entertained and actually makes me want to stay out running longer. Love it!”
“This app is a work of genius - I finally have a reason to run!!

Devised by Julia Jones and Shauna Reid of Up and Running e-courses, this 8-week, 25 workout training program combines awesome storytelling with expert training know-how. Using this app isn’t just good for you - it’s also amazingly exciting!

You’re Runner 5, a vital member of one of the last outposts of humanity at Abel Township. During 25 workouts, you’ll be trained to help find supplies and protect the town from the ever-encroaching horde of the shambling dead, in a story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. You’ll learn about the characters, and you’ll have a vital mission of your own to train for and complete. Once your training is complete, you’ll be in the perfect place to continue the story as the hero in Zombies, Run!

Everything about Zombies, Run! 5k Training is designed for beginner runners: clear and detailed workout instructions, a gentle learning curve, and importantly, we don’t make any zombies chase you until you’re ready!

Unlock all workouts for unlimited play by subscribing to the Abel Runner's Club!

Choose your own music before you start running: the story unfolds in during your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. Play your music from Spotify, Apple, Music, Pandora, Youtube Music, and we'll mix it with our story!

View split-time graphs and stats for your running and game progress!

Check your running stats and view and share your maps with our ZombieLink website, all in a beautiful and easy-to-use interface!

Your workouts will sync to Apple Health and your Activity Rings, and we can also use your Weight to better calculate calorie burn.

Zombies, Run! 5k Training takes place between Mission 1 and Mission 2 of Season 1, so it’s a fantastic way to experience 24 all-new missions about how Runner 5 first trained up with Sam, Doctor Myers, and the rest of Abel Township to become a valued Runner.

Subscriptions are $5.99 USD/month or $34.99 USD/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account after your confirmation of purchase.

Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your iTunes Account Settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Full terms and conditions and our privacy policy are at https://zombiesrungame.com/eula/ and https://www.zombiesrungame.com/terms respectively

Requires iOS 9+. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Follow us at @zombiesrungame

What’s New

Version 2.6.5

Improved security and authentication. Users can now opt to use 2-step authentication.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

beebeejaybee ,

Best 5K trainer out

Gamify all of the things.... but seriously following the storyline makes me regret the rest days in between episodes.
The encouragement and support from the characters makes it almost feel like they are actually watching and helping you train I really feel part of this imaginary world that appears around me every time I go for a run
and the exercises built in between the walk/run legs are a stroke of genius really adding interest and awareness to the way movement feels, I love skipping down the road because doctors orders 😉 who cares if anyone is watching it’s great fun

Jodiemm10 ,

Big deal

I hate running. With a passion. This app makes me want to get out running...that’s a big call

hazzae ,

Good Content, Bad App

The content of this app is really good quality, and really helped me improve my fitness. However, the app itself is awful to use. It’s so slow to open, and almost impossible to scroll across through the training modules. This makes it incredibly frustrating to use, which just makes me want to find another app. I wouldn’t recommend it unless they fix these issues.

App Privacy

The developer, Six to Start, 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:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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