RunBetter App 4+

Race Training on a Treadmill

RunBetter LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Run actual marathon, half marathon, and run portions of triathlon courses on any treadmill. At least one course is free at all times. Choose from top courses, including all six non-Championship courses of the Marathon Majors, and the run portion of multiple triathlon courses, including Kona, Oceanside 70.3 and Challenge Roth. Train for challenging hills along each course, experience what the course is really like, and elevate your marathon training with professional coaching through an 18-week program.

As you run, the RunBetter App will alert you to incline changes along the course, display time elapsed and distance covered, and will provide running tips to keep you motivated!

Through the Course Builder Subscription, access RunBetter’s complete library of courses for a small fee. $9.99 monthly subscription or $49.99 yearly subscription.

- 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
- To manage subscriptions or turn off auto-renew, visit iTunes Account Settings after purchase
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when subscription is purchased, where applicable
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What’s New

Version 1.5.8

- Feature: Now user can buy each course and use as one time payment
- Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Jeanette_K ,

Run with a purpose!

Until using RunBetter, I never wanted to use the incline on treadmills at the gym. After using the app to train for the New York City Marathon I can't imagine running at a 0 degree incline again. I also didn't realize how many sneaky little hills there were on the route and using the app I was able to prepare accordingly! One other great benefit is it shows (albeit small) the actual incline, so when it's showing to set your incline to 0, the actual incline might be -1. This is nice if you are lucky enough to own or find a treadmill at the gym that has this feature.

I do wish it showed the incline profile along with the elevation profile but overall a great app!

Katie Shmidt ,

Helped me get ready for NYC Marathon

I don't have many opportunities to run outside, let alone run the actual NYC Marathon course to prepare for race day. The RunBetter App can be used on ANY treadmill and you can run any of the courses they have from all over the world. It's very simplistic, yet effective. You choose what course you want to run, then the app tells you when to adjust the incline on your treadmill based on where you are in the course virtually. I felt so much better prepared for the hills of the NYC course after using this app.

Kat_BlueMoon ,

Update: Great support!

I want to update my last review. The RunBetter team was super quick to respond and fix a bug that kept me from using some courses. Very responsive and it got fixed quickly. The app is so helpful for someone like me that can only drive to a hilly area on weekends and makes preparing for hilly races much easier. I love that you can run the full course or a specific section. Happy running!

App Privacy

The developer, RunBetter LLC, 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:

  • Diagnostics

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

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