Get ready for the run of your life. Join 10 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."
WHAT PLAYERS SAY:
“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.”
WALK, JOG, OR RUN ANYWHERE
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!
YOU ARE RUNNER 5
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?
A WORLD OF STORIES
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.
JOIN THE ABEL TOWNSHIP RUNNER'S CLUB
Unlock 500+ story missions for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode.
YOUR OWN MIX
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?
KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
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.
VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE
Register on our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs, maps and stats!
SYNCS WITH APPLE HEALTH!
Subscriptions are $5.99 USD/month or $39.99 USD/year. Legacy subscription is $19.99 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.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
Zombies, Run! 11 has arrived, with some amazing updates:
- Zombies, Run! is now fully localised into French, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish, including all of Season 1 (plus Abel and New Canton races), Supply Missions and Radio Mode.
- We’ve reorganised our Help & Support articles
- We’ve fixed the Help button in the Base Builder
Ratings and Reviews
Your helicopter crash-lands and you find yourself surrounded by zombie hordes. Better get moving! Zombies, Run! is a fitness tracker, interactive story, and base-building game all in one. As you jog, the narrative unfolds through “radio transmissions,” with characters guiding you on quests—like finding med kits and tracking down missing people. Completing these usually boils down to “Keep running!” But the intrigue-filled dialogue will have you feeling like you’ve done much more.
Thank you for changing who I was running from.
I downloaded ZR in 2012 after hearing an interview on NPR with Naomi Alderman. It sounded like a fun way to get exercise, which was exactly what I felt like I needed at the time. I had just graduated from college, and was broke, jobless, and severely depressed. At first running was just a way to get out of my head, but at some point in the next few months, it turned into something important and meaningful. I was running because I wanted to learn more about the residents of Abel Township, I wanted to hear Jack and Eugene bicker and flirt with each other, and I wanted to collect bras and water bottles to support a fictional community that sometimes felt more real than my own. An activity that had in the past served as a kind of self-punishment became an activity that brought me closer to my values. It made me feel fulfilled and accomplished. I can’t count the number of times this story has made me laugh, and how many times it has brought me to tears. Since 2012, I’ve run hundreds of miles. With the virtual races, I’ve pushed myself beyond anything I ever thought I was capable of. But I no longer do it to become more fit, or even to feel less depressed (although both of those things did happen). I did it - and still do it - because it’s truly fun. Thank you.
Over 900 miles this year
This app puts all other virtual races / runs to shame. People talk about spending money on a virtual race but there is nothing virtual about it. With Zombies, Run you get a real compelling story and in theme emails, and puzzles. You can get the medal too but with Zombies, Run you actually get a fun reason to get out and run.
I enjoy running, but it gets boring. Having the motivation to go on longer runs, to get out every day and run is hard. With Zombies, Run I want to get out there and run. The story is so compelling that I need to get out there and find out what happens next. I have favorite characters, and favorite couples. I know the places we run too, and am fascinated to learn more about the zombie plague and how it’s going to effect our heroes, and the villains too. The sound does get better as seasons go on. The other day I literally jumped when a zombie noise came up. It’s not just zombies though the main story line deals with history, politics, people and so much more. There are also other adventures. You can run along with Lois and Clark, run up a mountain on Mars, down to the depths of the ocean, and so much more. This is also a company with a loyal fan base. People make art about their running app! It’s incredible and I am so happy I downloaded it.
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Usage Data
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- Six to Start
- 162.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Abel Runner's Club $5.99
- Abel Runner's Club $39.99
- Abel Runner's Club (Legacy) $19.99
- Season Pass Plus $5.99
- Season Pass $7.99
- Race Missions pack $1.99
- All-Access Pass $17.99
- Season 3 Pass $7.99
- VIP Membership $89.99
- 1 Month Pro Membership $2.99
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