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Motivational Running Apps That Will Inspire You To Go That Extra Mile

Running is one the best workouts you can think of. It does everything you want from a workout, so why don't people do it more? Well, sometimes one just needs a little motivation. These apps will help you get off the couch and onto running in no time with special techniques that will get you motivated.

C25K® 5K Trainer
Weight Loss Running by Verv
RunSocial
The Run Experience
10K Trainer by C25K®

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Voice Coaching
C25K® 5K Trainer

C25K® 5K Trainer

Zen Labs

It's time to get that lazy butt into shape

C25K will help you go from a couch potato to running 5K marathons in no time.

Weight Loss Running by Verv
Weight Loss Running by Verv

Weight Loss Running by Verv

Verv Inc.

For those who want a running app to help lose weight.

Lose weight and feel great in as little as eight weeks with Running for Weight Loss.

RunSocial
RunSocial

RunSocial

Paofit

For treadmill runners looking for a social and fun experience.

MAKE YOUR TREADMILL RUN MORE FUN

With RunSocial, run through real-world videos of beautiful locations. Experience RunSocial’s completely new "mixed reality" technology blending HD real-world video and 3D virtual world capability. The app can track your running speed and you can enjoy it either on your iPad/iPhone screen or via a bigger screen if connected.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

* A variety of different locations...

The Run Experience
The Run Experience

The Run Experience

The Run Experience

We teach you to how to run faster, get stronger and hit your PR with training workouts, videos and articles from The Run Experience coaching team in San Francisco

We teach you to how to run faster, get stronger and hit your PR with training workouts, videos and articles from The Run Experience coaching team in San Francisco. As featured in: Runner’s World, Competitor Magazine, Men’s Health, 60 Minute Sports, Outside Magazine, Ragnar Relay Series, Active.com.

APP FEATURES & BENEFITS:
- FREE Weekly Training Videos and Articles with full workouts, racing...

10K Trainer by C25K®
10K Trainer by C25K®

10K Trainer by C25K®

Zen Labs

■ The Official 10K Trainer App

■ The Official 10K Trainer App
■ Millions of success stories!
■ Featured on The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Men's Fitness, Forbes, Mashable, Glamour Magazine, Popsugar Fitness, CBS News, NBC News, Macworld, Cosmopolitan, Lifehacker and many more!


"Daily programs that alternate between short bursts of walking and running until you're ready to go...

10K Trainer Pro by C25K®
10K Trainer Pro by C25K®

10K Trainer Pro by C25K®

Zen Labs

■ The Official 10K Trainer App

■ The Official 10K Trainer App
■ Millions of success stories!
■ Featured on The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Men's Fitness, Forbes, Mashable, Glamour Magazine, Popsugar Fitness, CBS News, NBC News, Macworld, Cosmopolitan, Lifehacker and many more!


"Daily programs that alternate between short bursts of walking and running until you're ready to go...

Running Trainer: Audio Coach
Running Trainer: Audio Coach

Running Trainer

Running Records, LLC

For those looking for a personal running trainer.

GPS TRACKER & TRAINING COACH:
Whether your goal is to run a mile or a marathon, your personal Running Trainer is with you every step of the way! Detailed audio instructions coach you through each workout to your goal distance & give real-time updates on your time, distance & pace. Each workout is different - training plans range from 4-16 weeks...

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Apps with average score

Fitso Running & Weight Loss
Fitso Running & Weight Loss
Fitso Running & Weight Loss

Fitso Running & Weight Loss

Jogo Technologies Pvt. Ltd

With the best online fitness coach and access to features such as calorie counter (tailor made for Indian food), GPS based running tracker and workout videos, we offer the most comprehensive fitness toolkit to help you achieve your goals.

* Winner of - App Store Best apps of 2016 *

App...

Marathon Training: 42K Runner
Marathon Training: 42K Runner
Marathon Training: 42K Runner

Marathon Training: 42K Runner

FITNESS22 LTD

The Ultimate Marathon training app: 42K Runner is the easiest and most successful program for training for your first full marathon.

42K Runner improves your fitness with a professionally designed training program. You start with a 21K fitness level, and the running gradually increases to a full 42K. Just plug...

Run 10k - couch to 10k program
Run 10k - couch to 10k program
Run 10k - couch to 10k program

Run 10k - couch to 10k program

Felt Tip Inc.

Run 10km (6.2 miles) with this simple series of interval workouts designed to gradually build your endurance. The Run 10k app is perfect for beginner runners and former runners who want to start running again. This app has voice cues that guide you even when your screen is locked. The...

Run 5k - couch to 5k program
Run 5k - couch to 5k program
Run 5k - couch to 5k program

Run 5k - couch to 5k program

Felt Tip Inc.

Get into shape using their 8-week beginner training plan, complete with an animated warmup and cooldown stretching program. This app has voice cues that guide you even when your screen is locked. The app tells you when to run and walk and gives audio cues for distance and pace when...

Freeletics Running
Freeletics Running
Freeletics Running

Freeletics Running

Freeletics GmbH

Freeletics Running is a new and incredibly effective running program to help you become fitter, healthier and more motivated. It offers a completely new running experience suitable for all fitness levels and a personalized training program tailored to you and your goals. Guaranteed to increase willpower and performance to help...

RunQuest 21k
RunQuest 21k
RunQuest 21k

RunQuest 21k

Felt Tip Inc.

RunQuest 21k is a 13-week training program designed for 5k runners who want to run a half marathon. The workouts are distance-based, using GPS, and you get voice cues telling you your pace and progress every mile or km.

This is a program for runners comfortable running 5km (3.1 miles) at...

5K to 10K
5K to 10K
5K to 10K

5K to 10K

Active Network, LLC

Constance, Billie and Sergeant Block are back in this follow-up to the award-winning Couch to 5K® training app (2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness app). Designed to continue the training experience for people who finish the Couch to 5K plan, or for those who are already 5K-ready, this...

Pacer 10K: run faster races
Pacer 10K: run faster races
Pacer 10K: run faster races

Pacer 10K: run faster races

FITNESS22 LTD

Improve your 10K pace and burn more calories. This is an 8 week program that combines running and speed intervals. Its your own personal coach to a faster pace.

===== THIS APP IS FOR 10K RUNNERS =====
IMPORTANT: To enjoy this app you must already be able to run 10K.

IN THE...

Running training Plans
Running training Plans
Running training Plans

Running training Plans

2PEAK

2PEAK Dynamic Running training programs build strength and aerobic fitness so you'll be ready for your next event/race, whether it's a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, or full Marathon

Job? Family? Studies? If you are not a professional runner, you don’t have the time to invest in high-volume training nor the time...

Run Trainer - Running app
Run Trainer - Running app
Run Trainer - Running app

Run Trainer - Running app

Dreamix Studio

Run Trainer has build-in training plans to learn to run 5K, 10K, 15K and a half marathon. In just 10 weeks time you’ll be able to run your targeted distance when starting with a training plan. If you’re an experienced runner you can program your own training plan with the...

Run for God 5K Challenge
Run for God 5K Challenge
Run for God 5K Challenge

Run for God 5K Challenge

Bluefin Software, LLC

If you are following the Run for God 5k Challenge program or if you just want inspiration while you run, this app is for you.

The Run For God 5K Challenge is both a Bible study and a training program. The book teaches individuals how to spread the gospel of Jesus...

Tracks - Running with Story
Tracks - Running with Story
Tracks - Running with Story

Tracks - Running with Story

AND CORPORATION

With Tracks, Make your running fun and enjoyable! Change the way you run.
Sound episodes that make running into a movie. You can feel yourself like a Hero.

"This app turns your boring run into an action movie." by TheNextWeb
“A fitness app aims to turn mundane exercise routines into an entertaining activity“...

Bridge to 10K
Bridge to 10K
Bridge to 10K

Bridge to 10K

Bluefin Software, LLC

Specifically designed for Ease into 5K app graduates. Pick up where the 5K app leaves off and get to running a 10K (6.2 mile) race in just 6 weeks.

Please note: If you've never run before, please consider starting with the Ease into 5K app since it is designed for beginners.

This...

One You Couch to 5K
One You Couch to 5K
One You Couch to 5K

One You Couch to 5K

Public Health England

It’s time to get off the couch and start running with the One You Couch to 5K app. Presented in association with BBC Get Inspired, the app builds you up gradually with a mix of running and walking from couch potato, to 5k hero in just 9 weeks. So grab...

ChiRunning
ChiRunning
ChiRunning

ChiRunning

ChiRunning

The best-selling runner’s book, Chi Running®, is now an iPhone app that has helped thousands of everyday runners to run faster, easier, and injury-free. Created by ChiRunning founder, Danny Dreyer, this app is feature-laden with Chi Running video lessons, audio coaching, guided runs, and a built in metronome - tools...

Beginner Runner - 5k Trainer for Couch to 5k
Beginner Runner - 5k Trainer for Couch to 5k
Beginner Runner - 5k Trainer for Couch to 5k

Beginner Runner - 5k Trainer for Couch to 5k

Imago AI LLC

Beginner Runner 5k training app will get you in shape, and help you cross the finish line. All features fully enabled and workouts included with purchase, and no ads. Audio and visual cues to guide you through each workout. Works perfectly even if your device is locked. Share your progress...

Black Men Run
Black Men Run
Black Men Run

Black Men Run

Diverse Mobile, LLC

3.0 is here! Thanks for your patience!

New features!
- Leaderboard with "Bragging Rights" videos available for the top 3 spots! Resets to a fresh leaderboard every Sunday!

-Podcasts with more mixes from BMR DJs

-"BMR" Vision! Post videos on Facebook!

-PANIC mode that sends a text with your location to your emergency contacts!

-Tons more...

Ease into 10K
Ease into 10K
Ease into 10K

Ease into 10K

Bluefin Software, LLC

Train for running a 10K (6.2 mile) race with the Ease into 10K app. This training program is designed for beginners who are looking to run a 10K race. The first week of training starts with 3 minutes of running and one minute of walking repeated 5 times. If this...

10K Run - Couch to 10K
10K Run - Couch to 10K
10K Run - Couch to 10K

10K Run - Couch to 10K

Charles Vanderhoff

Use the Vandersoft 10K app to improve your stamina, endurance, and health to help you run a 10K! Your body's strength will gradually increase over time with interval training.

Over the next 14 weeks your running will be steadily improved. You will start with 1 minute jogging intervals in-between 1.5 minute...

5K Run - Couch to 5K
5K Run - Couch to 5K
5K Run - Couch to 5K

5K Run - Couch to 5K

Charles Vanderhoff

Use the 5K Run app to improve your stamina, endurance, and health to help you run a 5K! Your body's strength will gradually increase over time with the 'interval training' method.

Over the next 8 weeks your running will be steadily improved. You will start with 1 minute jogging intervals in-between...

13.one - Half Marathon
13.one - Half Marathon
13.one - Half Marathon

13.one - Half Marathon

Active Network, LLC

13.one is all about you! From the makers of the award winning Couch-to-5k ®, 13.one is the only half marathon training app that allows you to fully customize your training experience in order to reach your goal and it is now available for FREE!

Whether you are just starting out or...

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Half Marathon Trainer - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans with Jeff Galloway

Half Marathon Trainer - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans with Jeff Galloway

lolo

Complete your first half marathon, or improve your half marathon race time, with legendary Olympian Jeff Galloway. Jeff's unique Run-Walk-Run training method builds speed and endurance for runners of all levels, focusing on injury-free training and, above all, the pure enjoyment of running.

Jeff's unique Run-Walk-Run training method uses the principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to quickly, and safely improve your endurance. Studies have shown that 27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week promotes the same cardio improvements as running continuously for 60 minutes, 5 times a week. Why beat up your body with inefficient training when you can get fit fast with the Galloway Method.

• Includes periodic Magic Mile Tests to measure your progress and dial in your pace.
• The time goal program includes Cadence Drills, Acceleration Gliders, and Speed Interval Training sessions to improve your form as you condition your body.
• Half point indicator to let you know when to turn around.
• Includes GPS tracking.

• Works outside or an a treadmill.

• Completely interactive. Change your workout at anytime and your coach Jeff Galloway — and your music — will respond!

• Sync your workouts to the Health app.

Bonus Content: Download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE.

EXPERT INSTRUCTION

Jeff Galloway is truly a running legend. He ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Amby Burfoot when the United States was a leading power in marathoning. He ran in over 130 marathons and continues to average about 7 marathons a year. Jeff is also a legendary running coach, with over 30 years of expertise safely progressing runners of all levels to the finish line with a smile on their faces. Jeff's running books have sold over a million copies, and he writes a monthly column in Runner's World. If you're looking for an expert coach, why not have one of the best in the world?



BEAT-SYNC

Easy Half Marathon dynamically changes the beat of YOUR music to perfectly match your pace. Research shows that music distracts the brain during exercise and faster music causes people to accept and even prefer a greater degree of effort. This means you will work harder without trying (or without even feeling the difference), you will get better results from the increased effort, and most importantly, the time will fly by. You can also download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE to really get your playlist pumping.



DESIGNED AROUND YOU

Whether you're looking to complete your first race or you want to improve your half marathon time, Easy Half Marathon has the perfect program for you. Your pace and Run-Walk-Run ratio of each workout is customized to your ability, plus Easy Half Marathon gives you complete control as you move through your workout. Turn the intensity down a bit when you're struggling or crank it up when you're ready for more, and Easy Half Marathon adjusts your workout — and your music — on the fly.



GPS TRACKING

Easy Half Marathon includes GPS tracking* so you can see your pace and the distance covered during your workouts. GPS works best outside with a clear view of the sky. When you want to work indoors on a track or on a treadmill, use your beat-synced music to set your pace, and Easy Half Marathon will track your results.



Works with Health
- Completed workouts sync to the Health app, including distance, calories burned and duration.

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Marathon Trainer - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans with Jeff Galloway

Marathon Trainer - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans with Jeff Galloway

lolo

Jeff's 30 week training program will get you ready to complete your first marathon, or you can improve your current time with his specially designed speed training program. Jeff's unique Run-Walk-Run training method builds speed and endurance for runners of all levels, focusing on injury-free training and, above all, the pure enjoyment of running.

Jeff's unique Run-Walk-Run training method uses the principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to quickly, and safely improve your endurance. Studies have shown that 27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week promotes the same cardio improvements as running continuously for 60 minutes, 5 times a week. Why beat up your body with inefficient training when you can get fit fast with the Galloway Method.

• Use Jeff Galloway's unique Run-Walk-Run training method.
• lolo's beat-sync technology perfectly matches the tempo of your music to your running pace.
• Jeff's 30 week program will help you complete your first marathon race without injury or pain.
• An additional 27 week program is included to help experienced runners improve their marathon race time.
• Includes periodic Magic Mile Tests to help you check your progress and dial in your pace as your training progresses.
• The time goal program includes Cadence Drills, Acceleration Gliders, and Speed Interval Training sessions to improve your form as you condition your body.
• Half point indicator to let you know when to turn around.
• Works outside or an a treadmill.
• Completely interactive. Change your workout at anytime and your coach Jeff Galloway — and your music — will respond!
• Sync your workouts to the Health app.

Bonus Content: Download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE.

EXPERT INSTRUCTION
Jeff Galloway is truly a running legend. He ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Amby Burfoot when the United States was a leading power in marathoning. He ran in over 130 marathons and continues to average about 7 marathons a year. Jeff is also a legendary running coach, with over 30 years of expertise safely progressing runners of all levels to the finish line with a smile on their faces. Jeff's running books have sold over a million copies, and he writes a monthly column in Runner's World. If you're looking for an expert coach, why not have one of the best in the world?

BEAT-SYNC
Jeff Galloway's Marathon dynamically changes the beat of YOUR music to perfectly match your pace. Research shows that music distracts the brain during exercise and faster music causes people to accept and even prefer a greater degree of effort. This means you will work harder without trying (or without even feeling the difference), you will get better results from the increased effort, and most importantly, the time will fly by. You can also download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE to really get your playlist pumping.

DESIGNED AROUND YOU
Whether you're looking to complete your first race or you want to improve your marathon time, Easy marathon has the perfect program for you. Your pace and Run-Walk-Run ratio of each workout is customized to your ability, plus Easy marathon gives you complete control as you move through your workout. Turn the intensity down a bit when you're struggling or crank it up when you're ready for more, and Easy marathon adjusts your workout — and your music — on the fly.

GPS TRACKING
Easy marathon includes GPS tracking* so you can see your pace and the distance covered during your workouts. GPS works best outside with a clear view of the sky. When you want to work indoors on a track or on a treadmill, use your beat-synced music to set your pace, and Easy marathon will track your results.

Works with Health
- Completed workouts sync to the Health app, including distance, calories burned and duration.

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Hal Higdon 1/2 Marathon Training Program - Novice 1

Hal Higdon 1/2 Marathon Training Program - Novice 1

Bluefin Software, LLC

Get ready for your first half marathon by training with Hal Higdon the best known running author and athlete. His training programs have helped thousands reach their running goals, and this half marathon app will help you get to the starting line with confidence.

Hal Higdon's many accomplishments include:

* Author of 35 books, including the best-selling Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide and a new novel, Marathon
* Completed over 111 marathons and has won four overall victories and numerous age-group firsts
* Holds the current M40 and M45 American records for the steeplechase
* Is one of the founders of Round Runners Club of America
* Has contributed to Runner's World magazine longer than any other writer

ABOUT THE TRAINING PLAN - NOVICE 1
This Novice 1 Half Marathon Training Program is designed both for beginner runners who want to prepare for a 13.1-mile race, but also for experienced runners interested in a fail safe program that will help them to excel without making excessive demands on their time.

Novice 1 is designed for newcomers, individuals who have done very little or even no running before. If you are fit enough to finish the Week 1 long run of 4 miles--even if you have to walk the distance--Novice 1 will get you ready to complete a half marathon in 12 weeks.

Before starting to train for a half marathon, you need to possess a basic fitness level. If you are over age 35, you probably should see your doctor for a physical exam, but assuming no major health problems, most healthy people can train themselves to complete a 13.1-mile race.

The training plan assumes you have the ability to run 3 miles, three to four times a week. If that seems difficult, consider a shorter distance for your first race. You can try our best selling Ease into 5K app which will prepare you to run 3 miles three times a week.

* Twelve weeks long
* Run three days a week
* Cross train two days a week
* Rest two days a week
* Two regular runs a week + one long run each week
* Long runs range from 4 to 10 miles
* The plan finishes with the 1/2 marathon on race day


APP FEATURES
* New - You can set Saturday or Sunday race day
* Hal Higdon's voice will encourage you during your runs
* Distance and pace automatically tracked with built in GPS
* Metric units support
* Training schedule at your fingertips
* See dates for recommended 5K and 10K races during your training
* Set your training start date based on the race date
* Home screen shows a visual indicator of your training progress
* Select your own music and skip tracks without leaving the app
* Half point alert, letting you know when to turn back
* Share your workouts on Facebook and Twitter right from your app
* Lock Buttons feature prevents accidental button activation during workouts
* Excellent customer support
* Journal screen lets you document your run
* Keep track of your runs on the in app calendar
* Beautiful graphs show your progress
* Set a goal for distance, pace, weight loss, and distance ran
* See your run on a map
* Sync your runs with TrainingPeaks software online directly from your mobile device


Because this app needs accurate location information, this app requires a device with a GPS antenna, therefore the app works with iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, and 4GS and is not compatible with the iPod touch.

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

Compatible with iOS 9.0, requires iOS 6.0 or greater.

Easy 10K - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans from 5K to 10K with Jeff Galloway

Easy 10K - Run/Walk/Run Beginner and Advanced Training Plans from 5K to 10K with Jeff Galloway

lolo

Already conquered Easy 5K and are looking for your next challenge? Easy 10K is here. Continue on your path to your first 10K with Jeff's 13 week beginner program or really challenge yourself and improve your 10K time with his 10 week speed program.

Jeff's unique Run-Walk-Run training method uses the principles of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to quickly, and safely improve your endurance. Studies have shown that 27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week promotes the same cardio improvements as running continuously for 60 minutes, 5 times a week. Why beat up your body with inefficient training when you can get fit fast with the Galloway Method.

• Use Jeff Galloway's unique Run-Walk-Run training method.
• lolo's beat-sync technology perfectly matches the tempo of your music to your running pace.
• Jeff's 13 week program will help you complete your first 10K race without injury or pain.
• An additional 10 week program to help experienced runners improve their 10K race time.
• Includes GPS tracking.
• Works outside or an a treadmill.
• Completely interactive. Change your workout at anytime and your coach Jeff Galloway — and your music — will respond!
• Sync your workouts to the Health app.

Bonus Content! Download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE.

EXPERT INSTRUCTION
Jeff Galloway is truly a running legend. He ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Amby Burfoot when the United States was a leading power in marathoning. He ran in over 130 marathons and continues to average about 7 marathons a year. Jeff is also a legendary running coach, with over 30 years of expertise safely progressing runners of all levels to the finish line with a smile on their faces. Jeff's running books have sold over a million copies, and he writes a monthly column in Runner's World. If you're looking for an expert coach, why not have one of the best in the world?

BEAT-SYNC
Easy 10K dynamically changes the beat of YOUR music to perfectly match your pace. Research shows that music distracts the brain during exercise and faster music causes people to accept and even prefer a greater degree of effort. This means you will work harder without trying (or without even feeling the difference), you will get better results from the increased effort, and most importantly, the time will fly by. You can also download 15 tracks of high-energy fitness music for FREE to really get your playlist pumping.

DESIGNED AROUND YOU

Whether you're looking to take the next step after mastering Easy 5K or you want to improve your 10K time, Easy 10K has the perfect program for you. Your pace and Run-Walk-Run ratio of each workout is customized to your ability, plus Easy 10K gives you complete control as you move through your workout. Turn the intensity down a bit when you're struggling or crank it up when you're ready for more, and Easy 10K adjusts your workout — and your music — on the fly.

GPS TRACKING
Easy 10K includes GPS tracking* so you can see your pace and the distance covered during your workouts. GPS works best outside with a clear view of the sky. When you want to work indoors on a track or on a treadmill, use your beat-synced music to set your pace, and Easy 10K will track your results.

Works with Health
- Completed workouts sync to the Health app, including distance, calories burned and duration.

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.