RunBuddy - Safe Running 4+

Strategic Risk Transfers, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.1 • 14 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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What is RunBuddy?
Have you ever been out for a walk, run, or ride and suddenly found yourself in an uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation? All of us have. That’s why we built RunBuddy – a smartphone application that acts as your “buddy” while you’re out for a walk, run, or ride.

RunBuddy is a safety tool for the endurance sport community. The app is designed to advocate for you, to get attention to your situation, when you may not be able to.

How Does RunBuddy Work?
Using cellular connectivity, RunBuddy:
- Allows your “buddies” to see your location on a map in real time.
- Sends both automated and manually activated in-app alerts to your buddies if you sense or the app senses that you could be in trouble.

RunBuddy is free to download. This way, anyone can be a "buddy". The free "buddy" version must be downloaded and set up in your phone or your buddy's phone in order to receive the in-app alerts. To view your friend's activity, click on the "Buddy Activities" tab in the menu.

The fully functional version of RunBuddy requires a subscription - which you can sign up for in the Settings tab in the menu.

About RunBuddy Subscription features:
- Panic button alerts
- Automatic stationary and overspeed alerts
- Log and keep track of your activity history
- Invite others to watch your activity and receive alerts

To invite your friends and family to download RunBuddy so they can be your "buddy" while you are out for your walk, run, or ride, go to the Invite Friends tab in the menu - where you can invite them via text message, Facebook, etc.

Billing information:
Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your App Store account settings after purchase.

Please view our terms and conditions ( and our privacy policy (

What’s New

Version 1.1.15

Fixed a critical bug related to login

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

AJ654 ,

Excellent Response Time

I initially had some issues after first downloading the app, but the app owner was quick to respond and help me fix the issue. Works like a charm now!

Thanks for keeping me safe on my runs!

Developer Response ,

Hi AJ654! Thanks for your patience... and thanks for helping us find the screen-scroll bug! If anything else comes up, my email is - I'm available at your convenience! Enjoy RunBuddy and stay safe! -Scott

basccwr ,

Apparently only option is google sign in

I contacted this company to inquire about other sign up options but received no response. I refuse to sign up/in using google sign in and you should too. If the company responds to this review. The only acceptable response needs to be that there are other options for sign up.

Developer Response ,

Hi basccwr! Sorry if we missed your message! We just checked our emails, private messages, everywhere... but we can't find your note.

Regardless, yes, we will offer sign up options other than Google - including Apple, Facebook, etc. The rub is, for us, there is a significant cost to make that happen. We could either invest in creating another door to entry... or use that same $$$ to make RunBuddy better! We have an update going live any moment that does just that - greater GPS accuracy, Strava compatibility, you can use RunBuddy as an activity tracker now, your Buddy can text/call you faster, etc - there's a lot in this next update!

For now please bare with us. The additional sign ins are coming.

Thanks for your patience!

-Scott Sutter, COO

ATLbound ,

Cant even get past the set up page

I tried to sign up without a subscription but I cannot even get past the sign up page. Seems like there is something below my email but I am stuck there.

I would really benefit from an app like thus bc I run alone.

Developer Response ,

Hi ATLbound! Sorry you ran into this bug. On 4/1/2020, we updated RunBuddy to version 1.1.3. This version allows users with larger text settings to scroll their screens. We definitely want you to be safe while running! Please make sure your phone updated to version 1.1.3 and give RunBuddy another shot! If you still have issues, please feel free to email me at Thanks! -Scott

App Privacy

The developer, Strategic Risk Transfers, Inc., 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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