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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
Fitso Running & Weight Loss
RunSocial
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.

Fitso Running & Weight Loss
Fitso Running & Weight Loss

Fitso Running & Weight Loss

Jogo Technologies Pvt. Ltd

With best online fitness coach and access to features such as calorie counter, GPS running tracker, and workout video, we offer the most comprehensive fitness toolkit to help you achieve your fitness goal

With best online fitness coach and access to features such as calorie counter, GPS running tracker, and workout video, we offer the most comprehensive fitness toolkit to help you achieve your fitness goal.

* Selected by Apple as App Store Best of 2016 *

App features and benefits

• Best Indian calorie counter with 100,000+ food items.
• Track any activity with...

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 and see, inside your video, avatars of others doing the same in real time from around the world. And they can see you too. Experience RunSocial’s completely new "mixed reality" technology blending HD real-world video, 3D virtual world capability and social connectivity. The app can track...

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...

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

Marathon Training

FITNESS22 LTD

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

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 in your headphones, play your favorites music, and the app...

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

Run 5k

Felt Tip Inc.

For beginners looking for a training program.

Join the hundreds of thousands of runners who have used Run 5k to go from a couch potato to a 5k (3.1 miles) runner. This app is great for beginner runners who have never run before or former runners who want to start up again.

The Run 5k app has been featured on CNN.com, Boston.com’s lifestyle-health section, and in Health...

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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...

Running Trainer: Mile, 5K, 10K
Running Trainer: Mile, 5K, 10K
Running Trainer: Mile, 5K, 10K

Running Trainer: Mile, 5K, 10K

Running Records, LLC

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 and give real-time updates on your time, distance and pace. Each workout is different. Training...

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...

Run 5k (GPS & Pedometer) - Couch to 5k plan
Run 5k (GPS & Pedometer) - Couch to 5k plan
Run 5k (GPS & Pedometer) - Couch to 5k plan

Run 5k (GPS & Pedometer) - Couch to 5k plan

Aleksandar Vacic

Improve your fitness with the best beginner 5k app. Demo videos:
* http://vimeo.com/radianttap/run5k
* http://vimeo.com/radianttap/run5k-watchapp

AWARDS

· Best new apps, December 2014
· Apps for Runners (2014/2015) editorial in Health & Fitness category
· Promoted app in Health & Fitness category
· New Year, New You (2015) editorial


FEATURES

• Works outdoors, using GPS found in any iPhone...

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...

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...

Running Training for Couch to 5K, 10K - Marathon
Running Training for Couch to 5K, 10K - Marathon
Running Training for Couch to 5K, 10K - Marathon

Running Training for Couch to 5K, 10K - Marathon

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. As featured in: Runner’s World, Competitor Magazine, Men’s Health, 60 Minute Sports, Outside Magazine, Ragnar Relay Series, Active.com.

APP FEATURES & BENEFITS:
-...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 walks. As you complete runs your body will be strengthened and the program will slowly become more challenging.

Take your device with you on your runs! Listen to your favorite music and get prompted over your headphones to run or walk. Your entire run will be directed through your headphones or speakers.

Glancing at the app while on your run will show you:
- How long you have been running
- How much time you have left on your run
- how much time you have left on your current interval

Need to stop and tie your shoe? Pause the run! Or, press Back/Next to go to different intervals.

Features:

- Use outside or on a treadmill
- Play your music while running - the coach will chime in over your music
- Use with any music app
- Running plan overview - look ahead and see future runs
- Run interval controls
- Apple Health Support! Sync your runs to the Health app and get a better view of your overall fitness.

5K Fitness Trainer Free - Run for American Heart

5K Fitness Trainer Free - Run for American Heart

The Jones Kilmartin Group, LLC

ATTENTION: Updating will clean your history log. Please keep your current version if you want to retain your run history.

"This app has been the perfect motivator in helping me train for my first 5k"
- Lynda Stevens


"I love working out with this app. Music plays while I'm jogging and the voice over tells you to walk/run, no need to keep track of time yourself. Gps works great, I've never had a problem with this app. I highly recommend it!"
- Delia Ronson


"I tried several until I found this one. Love that I can customize it to play and do what I want and it's very flexible when wanting to repeat days :) Have recommended it to many people!!"
- Jessica Adler


Get fit with the 5K fitness training app from FitKit! This program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Just spend around 30 minutes, three times a week, for 8 weeks, and you'll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1 mile) race!

Enjoy your favorite music while you train and follow the program’s simple voice alerts. All you need to do is press “start” and you’re ready to go. The voice alerts will tell you when to walk and run. The app even tracks your running history so that you can monitor your progress.

Why should you use this app? Get access to:

- A trainer approved 8 week program

- An enjoyable way to listen to your favorite music as you run

- Easy voice alerts

- An automatic history log and progress tracker


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


Legal Disclaimer

This app and any information given by it or by FitKit LLC are for educational purposes only. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any fitness program.

RunCadence Mobile

RunCadence Mobile

RunCadence, LLC.

RunCadence was developed by two physical therapists to help the running community apply step rate to running via real time step rate notification and metronome. RunCadence App accesses the HealthKit on your IOS device that you already use and enjoy.

Cadence refers to the number of steps per minute (spm), and is a simple metric to help runners reduce their step length to help reduce the shock of impact at landing. Over the past few years,studies have emerged that highligh the role of cadence to correct common running related injuries (RRIs). As little as a five percent increase in step rate, while keeping running velocity constant, has been shown to reduce shock absorption at the level of the knee by 20 percent. Additionally, increasing cadence by 10 percent above preferred leads to a wider step width and a more level foot placement, which can afford distinct benefits for runners regardless of foot strike pattern.

Start using RunCadence to get more in tune with your running. While no shortcuts or “hacks” to running exist, gait retraining using cadence is the next best thing.

We encourage runners to go through the one-minute baseline test under “TEST” to determine your unique cadence.Upon completion, you’ll receive cadence values of +2.5, +5%, +7.5%, and +10% above preferred, which are meaningful values based on scientific consensus. These values can then be used as targets during training.

Let us help you take the next step.

Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. **For use on iPhone 6 and newer.