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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 Slimkit
Pacer 5K: run faster races
Pacer 10K: run faster races
Zoi Run - Your personal running coach

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 Slimkit
Weight Loss Running by Slimkit

Weight Loss Running by Slimkit

MONTIBUS LTD

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.

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

Zoi Run - Your personal running coach
Zoi Run - Your personal running coach
Zoi Run - Your personal running coach

Zoi Run - Your personal running coach

Runteq

Zoi is a personal running coach in your iOS device. This app is designed for recreational runners who want to run faster, easier, and stay injury-free.

Zoi® app is a complete coaching tool for improving your running technique, efficiency and boosting your training.

FEATURES in version 1.0

• GPS mapping of running routes.
•...

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

10K Trainer by C25K®

Zen Labs

■ The Official 10K Trainer app with millions of success stories!
■ Official partners and the ONLY C25K (Couch to 5K) app featured on FITBIT and SAMSUNG smart watches!
■ Featured on The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Men's Fitness, Forbes, Mashable, Glamour...

Running Trainer 5K Running App
Running Trainer 5K Running App
Running Trainer 5K Running App

Running Trainer 5K Running App

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...

The Daily Run: Run Workouts
The Daily Run: Run Workouts
The Daily Run: Run Workouts

The Daily Run: Run Workouts

The Run Experience

Build a new healthy running habit, improve your body, conquer your next challenge, and even train for your next race with The Daily Run by The Run Experience! As featured in Runner’s World, Competitor Magazine, Triathlete Magazine, Strava, Men’s Health, 60 Minute Sports, Outside Magazine, Ragnar Relay Series, and Active....

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...

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...

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“...

Run Half Marathon
Run Half Marathon
Run Half Marathon

Run Half Marathon

LINKLINKS LTD

Follow the schedule of Run Coach - Becoming Half Marathon Runner, just need 18 weeks, 3 days a week, about 50 minutes for first half training and 100 minutes for the second half training, you can becoming a Half Marathon Runner from ZERO.

No matter if you want to lose...

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

Run Trainer - Running app

Run Trainer B.V.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RunSocial
RunSocial
RunSocial

RunSocial

Bowflex

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...

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

Run Less Run Faster

Weston Catron

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...

Couch To 5K - Run, Jog, Walk
Couch To 5K - Run, Jog, Walk
Couch To 5K - Run, Jog, Walk

Couch To 5K - Run, Jog, Walk

2nd Mouse Ventures Inc

*****Got 10000 hits in one week*****

No more hectic workout & diet plans, just get your hands on couch to 5k workout to transform you from couch potato to marathon runner.

Couch to 5K guides you with audio trainer so you know when to walk and when to run, without having to...

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...

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...

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 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...

Runs To Go
Runs To Go
Runs To Go

Runs To Go

Hip Fire

Runs To Go is designed for runners of all experience levels to help keep you focused on your running goals.

Novice runners can use Runs To Go to help get motivated to just lace up your shoes and get out the door. Simply set a goal (e.g. to Run 10 days...

Adaptive Training Plans
Adaptive Training Plans
Adaptive Training Plans

Adaptive Training Plans

Omegawave

World class coaches. Your plan. Experience the next evolution in science-based training.

Omegawave’s Adaptive Training Plans adjust to match your body’s capabilities each day,
maximizing your training benefits and minimizing the physiological cost.

It begins with a 3-4 minute, at-rest measurement of your Readiness, using the same cardiac- and CNS-based...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Strong Runner - Personal Running Trainer App for 5K and 10K Plans- Warm-up, Strenght and Stretching Video Workout Training Program for Runners

Strong Runner - Personal Running Trainer App for 5K and 10K Plans- Warm-up, Strenght and Stretching Video Workout Training Program for Runners

App Holdings

► ''Best app I’ve seen for runners'' - by Olympic Gold Medalist Gerd Kanter
► ''It‘s a perfect app for runners'' - by running enthusiast Heidi Tarkpea
► ''A very useful application for all runners'' - by endurance athlete Ali Wehbi
► ''I highly recommend. I really like that'' - by running enthusiast Camilla Piggott

Do you want to train for 5K or 10k injury free and become a stronger runner? If yes, then this app is just perfect for you!

With this unique running app, you will get your own personal trainer. Just choose your goal, your video workout and start training! It's simple as that!

FEATURES:

- 5K and 10K plans: 10 week 5K and 10K training plans that help you gradually become a stronger runner
- Video exercises: Best warm-up, strenght training and stretching exercise videos for runners
- Workouts: 10 especially tailored workouts for different muscle groups that are most important for runners*
- Music: Choose your own music from iTunes library while you work out and run to make your workouts more fun
- Injuries: Overview of five most common running injuries and quick fixes for them

*The timer workout is available for free, all the workouts are in-app purchases.

Download NOW, train safely and become a Strong Runner.

Try also our other apps to bring more variety to your training schedule:

Amazing Abs
Fit Body
Best Bust
200 Exercises

Half Marathon Trainer Pro - Run for American Heart

Half 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 half-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 Half-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 12 weeks, and you'll be ready to finish your first half-marathon (13.1 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 12 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.

ChiRunning

ChiRunning

ChiLiving, Inc.

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 for you to always run your best.

You’ll learn the technique that has taught hundreds of thousands to run relaxed, efficiently, and with less injury. For beginning runners, weekend warriors, marathoners and speed demons alike, everyone benefits from improved running technique.

You’ll practice “intelligent movement”; using good technique to save your body from undue effort and injury. Danny’s voice will talk you through Guided Runs with audio focuses played at self-selected, repeating intervals. These audio and video lessons will help you achieve your running goals; whether to start running, run a PR, complete a half or full marathon, or run for the rest of your life without injury.

Practice your technique while tracking your distance, pace, caloric burn, and mapping your routes. The workout log function allows you to track your run history and share it with friends via Twitter and Facebook.

Unique among running apps, the Chi Running® app is a complete coaching tool for improving your running technique and boosting your training.

Exceptional running for ordinary people!

COMPATIBILITY

Please note: This app can only be used on the iPhone, NOT on iPads or the iPod Touch.

FEATURES

The Chi Running app features:

• 18 video lessons of the key Chi Running focuses.
• A unique Guided Run feature - Chi Run audio focuses prompt you as you run.
• Pick which of the 23 Chi Run Focuses you want to practice and choose from 5 selectable time intervals.
• 4 different Guided Runs to choose from: Tempo, Intervals, Long Slow Distance (LSD), and Custom.
• Built-in metronome with two beat sounds.
• Workout timer with pause and resume.
• GPS mapping of running routes.
• Running history with daily run data: distance, pace, elevation gain, calories burned.
• Weekly mileage totals displayed and stored.
• Video and audio reminders of 8 pre-run Body Looseners and 6 Post-run stretches.
• Music fades when audio reminders play during your Guided Runs.
• Separate volume settings for metronome and Chi Focuses.
• Share your runs on Facebook, Twitter and more.
• Track your distance in US/English or Metric units.

The Chi Running App is also your portal into our world of on-line training plans, books and DVDs, and 200 Certified Chi Running instructors around the world.

For questions or help with the application, send us an email to [email protected]

Check out our forum at www.ChiRunning.com/forum.

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!”

NHS Couch to 5K

NHS Couch to 5K

Public Health England

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get more active or improve your mood, Better Health and Couch to 5K will be here to support you.

Millions of people have already started their running journey with the Couch to 5K plan, now it’s your turn! There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Download this app, get off the couch and we’ll help you reach your health goals.

It’s an easy to follow programme known the world over, and perfect for those new to running and need some extra support and motivation along the way.

The app in partnership with the BBC features a selection of great trainers to guide and support and motivate you at every step of the way, telling you when to run and when to walk, from comedians Sarah Millican and Sanjeev Kohli, presenter Jo Whiley, and our very own Laura, who have now helped millions of people like you start their own running journeys.

Couch to 5K features:

• A flexible programme that can be completed in as little as 9 weeks, or longer if you want to go at your own pace
• Easy to follow countdown timer so you can see and well as hear how long you’ve got left of each run
• Works alongside your preferred music player, automatically 'dipping' the volumes so you can hear the instructions and motivations from your chosen trainer
• Offers timely tips and motivations to keep you on your fitness journey
• Signals a half-time bell when you get half way, so you know when to head home!
• Lets you track your progress and awards achievements as you move through the runs
• Connects you with likeminded people through the Couch to 5K online communities.