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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
Fitso Running & Weight Loss
RunSocial
Freeletics Running

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
Weight Loss RUNNING

Weight Loss RUNNING

GRINASYS CORP.

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

Lose weight, build muscle or train for marathon with best online fitness coach & dietitian on Fitso

Lose weight, build muscle or train for marathon with best online fitness coach & dietitian on Fitso

* 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 GPS Running Tracker.
• Running plan for 5k, 10k, half-marathon & marathon.
• 3000+ workout videos with step-by-step guidance.

Why...

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...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

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

Marathon Training: 42K Runner

FITNESS22 LTD

The Ultimate Marathon training app, from the makers of the award winning apps 5K & 10K Runner.

42K Runner is the easiest and most successful program in training 21K runners for their first full marathon. If you can do 21K, with this app you will get to 42K.

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IMPORTANT: This app is...

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

10K Trainer by C25K®

Zen Labs

■ The Official 10K Trainer App
■ 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, Fox News, Macworld and many more!
■ Video Trailer - http://bit.ly/10Kvideo

"Daily programs that alternate between short bursts of...

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

10K Trainer Pro by C25K®

Zen Labs

■ The Official 10K Trainer App
■ 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, Fox News, Macworld and many more!
■ Video Trailer - http://bit.ly/10Kvideo

"Daily programs that alternate between short bursts of...

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...

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...

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:
-...

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 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...

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...

3,2,1 Run
3,2,1 Run
3,2,1 Run

3,2,1 Run

C Godefroy

Start running, lose weight, run faster and farther and stay fit with this fitness app. Follow the coach!

• Provides training plans to help you start running and run better
• Records the GPS of your outdoor activities: running, biking, walking
• Calculates the distance, duration, speed and fat you burnt
• Info in...

Run Trainer
Run Trainer
Run Trainer

Run Trainer

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...

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...

3,2,1 Run Free
3,2,1 Run Free
3,2,1 Run Free

3,2,1 Run Free

C Godefroy

Lose weight, run faster and farther and stay fit with this simple to use app. Follow the coach!
• Provides training plans to help you start running and run better
• Records the GPS of your outdoor activities: running, biking, walking
• Calculates the distance, duration, speed and fat you burnt
• Info in...

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...

Couch to Triathlon - Sprint Triathlon Trainer
Couch to Triathlon - Sprint Triathlon Trainer
Couch to Triathlon - Sprint Triathlon Trainer

Couch to Triathlon - Sprint Triathlon Trainer

Imago LLC

Why Not Tri? Get off your Couch and start training for your first "Sprint Triathlon" feeling strong and confident that you can finish the race with Couch to Triathlon.

Simply Gets Results
◉ The most effective Couch to Sprint Triathlon Training Plan
◉ Just press start - Swimming, Cycling, and Running Workouts
◉ Excellent...

RunCadence Mobile
RunCadence Mobile
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...

Run Less Run Faster
Run Less Run Faster
Run Less Run Faster

Run Less Run Faster

Catron Development LLC

From the authors of the book, "Run Less, Run Faster", comes the companion iPhone app. Created by the internationally recognized Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), this app outlines comprehensive training programs for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runners. 

To get started all you have to do is...

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...

mobiefit RUN
mobiefit RUN
mobiefit RUN

mobiefit RUN

Mobiefit Technologies Pvt Ltd

Achieve your running #goals with mobiefit RUN, the easiest way to start running and eating the right way. Lose weight, improve your running pace and track performance with mobiefit RUN’s 5K, 10K and half marathon training programs.

With the customized training program and a 3-month nutrition and diet plan, the redesigned...

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...

Get Running
Get Running
Get Running

Get Running

Benjohn Barnes

Want to get fit and feel fantastic? Want to add some fresh air to your exercise? Then Get Running with the best Couch to 5k App!

With three enjoyable workouts a week, in nine weeks you will be running continuously for half an hour, even if getting off the couch is...

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“...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 Christ while also illustrating the parallels between an endurance sport and the endurance that faith requires.

If you do not have a Run for God 5k Challenge student book to guide you along with the bible study and training plan, you can find one on the store tab at RunforGod.com. To find a class to join, select the classes tab at RunforGod.com. If you are interested in leading a Run for God class you will find everything you need in the instructors kit, located on the store tab at RunforGod.com.

TRAINING PLAN

√ Run/Walk training plan
√ Gentle progression toward running a 5K
√ Anyone can do it
√ 12 Weeks long
√ Workout 3 times a week

Example workout: Alternate 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes.


APP FEATURES

√ Distance Run workout helps you keep training even after you are done with the plan
√ GPS support included
√ Beautiful graphs to track your distance, pace, weight, and calories burned
√ Select your own music and skip tracks without leaving the app!
√ Works with Nike+.
√ Plays audio alerts when you need to switch from running to walking.
√ Choose Male or Female voice for audio alerts.
√ Configure additional alerts and settings within the app.
√ Keeps track of the days you've completed.
√ Share your workouts on Facebook and Twitter right from the app.
√ Beautiful design
√ Screen lock
√ Excellent customer support

Compatible with iOS 9.0, requires iOS 6.0 or greater.

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

Runner's World Go

Runner's World Go

Rodale Inc. Digital

Whether your goal is getting out on the road more, running your first race, or crossing the marathon finish line with a new PR, Runner’s World Go provides all the expert knowledge and motivation you need to absolutely crush it.

GET PUMPED
Follow a training plan tailored to your personal goal and use motivational content to soar past it.

BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING
With AccuWeather and Runner’s World What to Wear’s guidance, get dressed for the conditions now or plan what to wear for any location in the future.

WORLD-CLASS CONTENT
Read the latest articles and view videos on gear, nutrition, injury-prevention, and more from the world’s leading running authority.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
Runner’s World reaches over 8 million readers and runners every month. Now we bring all of our trusted knowledge to you in your hand and on-the-go in the ultimate running companion.

Every level of runner wakes up to ask themselves, “What am I doing today? When should I run? What should I wear when it is raining or hot?” Runner’s World Go brings you this information and much more so that you can plan your leisure run or tough training session.

A completely unique immersive experience for each user, our app blends a number of features and sensors from your phone, telling you the best time of day to run in your location, what the weather will be and how best to prepare for it. You will immediately know how to accomplish your goals on your run and have access to tips and motivation unique to keep you moving. Throughout the app, you’ll have access to articles and videos that boasts the expert knowledge of the award-winning Runner’s World website.

Imagine waking up, checking your phone to plan your day. Fire up Runner’s World Go to find that it will start raining in 15 minutes. This lets you decide that running after work, when it is sunny, is a better option. Uniquely tailored to your needs, this could be a weight loss, beginner runner or sub-3 hour marathon plan. We have an option for every goal and every experience level.

In no time, you’ll be more knowledgeable, prepared and you’ll possess all of the tools you need to reach your goals.

Key features:
• Runner’s World Training Plans (for purchase)
• Runner’s World Articles & Videos
• Runner’s Tips & Motivation
• Runner’s World What to Wear powered with AccuWeather

In-App Purchase:
• Unlimited access to the complete library of personal training plans tailored to all levels of runner from walk/run to expert.
• 1-month Subscription to Runner's World Go Training Plans: $2.99, automatically renewed until canceled
• Your credit card will automatically be charged for another subscription period unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• Access to award winning Runners World content, real time weather and What To Wear gear guide features do not require an active subscription.

Privacy Policy: http://www.rodale.com/privacy
Terms of Use: http://www.rodale.com/customer-care/terms-of-use/

10K Fitness Trainer Pro - Run for American Heart

10K Fitness Trainer Pro - 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 10k"
- 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 10K 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 10 weeks, and you'll be ready to finish your first 10K (6.2 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 10 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.

RunTour - GPS Running Tours

RunTour - GPS Running Tours

PappCorn SAS

Tailored GPS running routes in seconds.

Run tour allows an active traveler and explorer the ability to find exciting running routes in seconds. There is no more need to plan ahead, in seconds you will have a tailored tour and running route of any distance. Run Tour will bring you past major landmarks and popular destinations. Run Tour tells you where to go and where you've been, combing all your running needs in one app.

Have you ever travelled to an exciting city and missed some of the famous sights due to a tight schedule? Because free time is limited there is a rising trend where more than 70% of travelers have extended a trip. Run Tour allows the active traveler a chance to sightsee without thinking or planning ahead. An unexpected hour to spare can become a historical run past a beautiful landmark. The user can tailor their routes for a specific distance or popular landmarks then use the GPS guided tour to eliminate the risk of getting lost.
Run Tours “We tell you where to go, not where you’ve been!”

Couch to Half Marathon

Couch to Half Marathon

Trish Blackwell

COUCH to HALF-MARATHON

Become the RUNNER that you have always dreamt of being with this 12-week program that will literally take you from couch to the finish line of your first half-marathon. This app has successfully helped tens of thousands of first-time runners complete their first half-marathon and it will do the same for you!


Designed by certified personal trainer, confidence coach and elite runner Trish Blackwell, you will be guided through your training with encouragement and practical tips for learning how to really become a runner. Armed with this app you will be guided not only on how far and often to run, but on how to change your nutrition and lifestyle as well. The personalized video coaching from Blackwell is what sets this app apart from the rest of running apps out there - with Couch to Half-Marathon, you get a full running program PLUS a portable personal trainer. Throughout your experience with this 12-week program, your core will tighten, your endurance will increase, you will lose weight, and your confidence will soar as you cross that finish line with confidence.


This program permits the user to work towards their goal at their current fitness level and reminds you that whether you walk, run or do a combination of both, what matters is that you complete the mileage, one step at a time. A professional Confidence Coach, Blackwell's app program is distinguishes itself from other programs out there because it focuses on boosting your self-confidence in your ability to train and to consider yourself the athlete that you really are. Additionally, Blackwell makes herself available for questions and support throughout the program.


Trish Blackwell provides you with customized programming with each week of your 12-week transformation. Each week you will receive not just your running assignments, but also a weekly core video workout, a weekly motivational talk and weekly running tips and inspiration to keep you motivated and feeling confident.



FEATURES:
-12-Week Couch to Half Marathon Training Plan
-12-Weekly Motivational Video Coaching
-12-Weekly Core Workout Videos customized to compliment your running progressions.
-Printable PDF Files of Workouts and Coaching Tips
-Video Coaching to Personalize Your Training Experience
-Nutrition Tips and Guidance
-Race Day Preparation Tips
-Guidance on Running Shoes and Running Strategy
-Positive Thinking Training and Confidence Coaching
-Fitness Tips for Optimal Fitness Maximization
-Share capabilities with Facebook and Twitter
-Extra YouTube Video Access for Supplemental Core Workouts.
-BONUS Couch to 5K Training Plan
-BONUS Couch to 10K Training Plan
-BONUS Walk Your First Half Marathon Training Plan
-BONUS PR Your Half Marathon Training Plan


Believe in yourself and you will achieve anything you set your mind to; this Couch to Half Marathon app will help you do just that! Happy running!

One You Couch to 5K

One You Couch to 5K

Public Health England

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just nine weeks. So grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

One You is here to help you live more healthily and make the changes that matter. Millions of people have already got running with Couch to 5k. Now it’s your turn!

Presented in association with BBC Get Inspired, the app builds you up gradually with a mix of running and walking. All you have to do is choose a trainer and follow their instructions; it’s as easy as that!

Couch to 5K:

• Features a choice of celebrity trainers who tell you when to run and when to walk
• Displays a countdown timer so you can see how long you’ve got left of each run
• Lets you track your progress over the nine week programme
• Lets you rate how you feel after each session
• Gives tips and advice for new runners, as well real life success stories

So download this app, get off the couch and get started today!

Marathon Trainer Pro - Run for American Heart

Marathon Trainer Pro - 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 marathon"
- 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 Marathon fitness training app from FitKit! This program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Just spend between 30 to 60 minutes, three times a week, for 18 weeks, and you'll be ready to finish your first marathon (26.2 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 18 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.

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 app gives you audio prompts every time you need to change from running to walking according to the Bridge to 10K running plan. You can listen to your music and enjoy your workout without constantly looking at your stopwatch.

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Bridge to 10K plan
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√ Designed for 5K running plan graduates
√ Alternates between walking and running
√ Takes 6 weeks to complete
√ Workout 3 days per week
√ Each workout session is from 53 to 70 minutes long

If you've completed the 5K running plan and now wish to train for the 10K this is the app to have!

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APP FEATURES
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√ NEW - Metric units support
√ NEW - Distance Run workout helps you keep training even after you are done with the plan (GPS feature required)
√ GPS support included
√ Beautiful graphs to track your distance, pace, weight, and calories burned
√ Select your own music and skip tracks without leaving the app!
√ Works with Nike+.
√ Plays audio alerts when you need to switch from running to walking.
√ Choose Male or Female voice for audio alerts.
√ Configure additional alerts and settings within the app.
√ Keeps track of the days you've completed.
√ Share your workouts on Facebook and Twitter right from the app.
√ Simple design
√ Screen lock
√ Excellent customer support

For more information on this app visit http://blog.bluefinapps.com


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.