Get ready for the run of your life. Join 5 million runners on an epic adventure!

You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.

BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.”
WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.”
LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.”
CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.”
TIME - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."

“Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!”
“This game will make you sweat. Perfect junction between game design and run tracker.”
“Just tried @zombiesrungame and for the first time in my life I feel truly alive.”

Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. It even works on treadmills!

Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You’ve got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse?

You become the hero in an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running really matters, and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well. Play the first four missions for free and unlock one extra mission every week.

Unlock 500+ story missions for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode.

Choose your own custom playlists: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.

Saving the world not exciting enough? When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up. Can you escape every mob or will you drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them?

Every run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine and ammo. Use supplies to build your very own post-apocalypse community. Do you strengthen your defences against the zombies or build a new farm? Share the results with your friends and find out who can make the brightest future for humanity.

Register on our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs, maps and stats!


Subscriptions are $5.99 USD/month or $34.99 USD/year. Legacy subscription is $7.99 USD/year. VIP subscription is $89.99 USD/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your App Store 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 App Store 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 and respectively

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life

What’s New

Version 9.0.4

ZR9 is here! This is it, Runner 5 – our biggest update of the year. Here's what's inside:

- 10 EPIC VIRTUAL RACES: Race any time, anywhere with our 5K/10K races! Stop a rogue general with a nuclear bomb, travel to the deadly Tomorrow Island, and run for Abel's glory (and to get Sam a treasure chest of toffee sweets)! All of our past and future Virtual Races are now available with our new VIP subscription! Even better, you get access to all the exclusive virtual race story as part of your VIP access.

- ROFFLENET ACCESS: As part of our new VIP subscription, you'll get access to our private Rofflenet forum, where thousands of fans discuss the story and swap running tips. Meet Zombies, Run! staff and writers!

- DINO DASH: A lost cavern in the Arctic, a missing research team, and a lot of hungry dinosaurs... Join the expedition in Dinosaur Dash, our latest New Adventure!

- THE HOME FRONT: Our completely free home workout series has resumed, with over 20 episodes coming this year. Join Sam, Janine, Jody, Peter, and your other favourite Abel characters in an indoor adventure!

- New Virtual Race banners now load correctly on the home screen (9.0.4)
- Updated the upgrade flow for discount and legacy subscribers (9.0.4)
- The Watch app no longer stays alive after a run has finished (9.0.3)

If you're enjoying Zombies, Run!, please rate and review us on the App Store, it really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

moosey1984 ,

Gets you going

Runner 5 here. I have paid for the premium as I like to alter how I get chased by the Zoms. It also makes it easier to download a few episodes at a time as I like the story quite fast paced so I am nearly at the point where I get 2 episodes in 1 run. I like the chases high and easier to run away when I am doing a sprinting session and got 3 chases in 30 mins last week and survived each but I did push myself hard which is what I wanted it to do doing this is more motivating when it is early morning or just as it starts to get dark in the evening as the fear kicks in when they get close🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️. It has so many little plans for training it is a fantastic motivator. That and you can make and build your own Able Township up. The features for the free version are good. You still get everything you just cannot download multiple episodes and cannot change the chases. It is great if you are on a treadmill or out in the wilderness and you can listen to music in between chases and updates to runner 5’s missions. Runner 5 out. 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

Lukan Kai ,

Amazing, love it!

Zombies, Run! Is an exceptional app. It has helped me massively with my fitness. I need to have something that keeps my attention. Running for the sake of it is not my thing and I quickly lose interest, but with this I have a massively engaging story with characters that you really relate to and love to hear that keep me coming back for more. The writing is excellent and they are great at jaw dropping moments, that really get to you feeling with the characters. The only only thing I would like is a bit more with the base- make it a bit more worth while- message to the Devs- a young lad has put out a game called Final Outpost on IOS- combining something similar to your Able awe crafting and that would be amazing, with some point to defence and moral- like events. Would really love that.

Oh and I was using this to train to 5k which I achieved but due to life atm I found myself cycling a lot more than running and the game still works great for cycling!

Kirana98... ,


Never felt the need to write a review before, but after doing the NHS CouchTo5k programme I was looking for something to keep me motivated since I’ve never really run before. This turned out to be exactly what I needed! I did the 5-10K then the 10K to half marathon training programs. I’m about to run my second half marathon this weekend and this app got me there! The stories are just the thing to keep your mind engaged if you are anything like me and get mind-numbingly bored after running for just 10 minutes. I’ve also started the interval training and done a few supply runs and I’ve loved each one. I’ve even done a 10K virtual race which was something I’d never even heard of. Really enjoyed it (which I still find bizarre) and I’ve signed up for next one this Halloween! Well worth signing up for the Pro as it’s not expensive and offers a lot back. Stay safe out there and avoid the Zoms 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ - Runner 5 signing off!


Six to Start
511.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Abel Runner's Club £5.49
  2. Abel Runner's Club £31.99
  3. Abel Runner's Club (Legacy) £5.99


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