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Runners Race

Running Apps That Keep You Motivated and Track Your Movement

It's time to get off of the couch, put on your sneakers, and start your run with the best running apps on the App Store. Let's go!

Runkeeper—GPS Running Tracker

Runkeeper does more than just track runs

Runkeeper—GPS Running Tracker

Pick Your Goals

For those who need an app to track all of their activity and workouts, as well as weight.

As one of the App Store’s longest standing activity trackers, RunKeeper has matured quite nicely, progressively refining its appearance and functionality. Plus, its developers have teamed up with other software and hardware developers, including Pebble. Just to give you some insight, the app features various outdoor activity support, spoken action and stat updates, live tracking on a free to explore plain street map, optional goals input and progress display, as well as multiple social network integration and personal feeds. Basically, it’s an amazing fitness assistant, which is only partially helpful when trekking the more brutal back country.

Why we love it

The interface is simple and easy to understand. It also is a complete tracking app that can also track your weight, walks, cycling, workouts, and more.

Map My Run by Under Armour

Track and map every run with MapMyRun

Map My Run by Under Armour

For those who want to know every detail about their workout activity

If you love to run or walk, this app is a 'must have'. For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. At the end of your workout, it will give you a map of your workout, along with other helpful information. It syncs to your favorite wearable (including Apple Watch) to allow the most accurate information possible. Want some motivation? You can join a community of more than 40,000 runners. Share your workouts, accept challenges, climb the leader board and even win prizes.

Why we love it

Map My Run is easy to navigate and has all the features and information runners need to stay motivated and improve their workout.

Runtastic Running & Fitness

Runtastic Running & Fitness

runtastic

For those who want a free running app with tracking and GPS.

Runtastic GPS is a great tracking tool for running, biking, and other activities. Features of this free version include real-time tracking with built-in GPS, a voice coach with audio feedback, a yearly running goal, a Powersong to boost your motivation, and integration with Apple Health and MyFitnessPal.

Why we love it

Track your workouts and monitor your daily diary with Runtastic GPS.

Weight Loss RUNNING

Weight Loss RUNNING

GRINASYS CORP.

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

Running for Weight Loss: workout & meal plans is a great running app created especially for weight loss. The app includes training plans to burn the maximum amount of calories. In addition, you can get and stay motivated with over 1,000 music mixes, get voice encouragement during your activities, and keep a record of your workouts with progress tracking.

Why we love it

If you run to lose weight, Running for Weight Loss is the app for you.

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Strava, Inc.

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

For those who want a running and cycling app with GPS and social training.

Strava Running and Cycling GPS lets you record your activities and compare your performance over time. The app offers activity tracking with distance, speed, and calories burned. You can also participate in monthly challenges and connect with others for some friendly competition. You can even display photos of those intense workouts.

Why we love it

With Strava Running and Cycling GPS, you can compete with friends for added motivation and easily keep track of your performances over time.

Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS

Track your runs with this awesome app

Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS

Running Plans

For those who run, cycle, walk, and jog.

Runmeter gives you everything you need in order to have your iPhone check your progress and use the data in any way you wish. Runmeter keeps track of your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed for running, biking, and skiing. One of the main advantages of Runmeter over other apps in its class is the ability to organize your information in a variety of ways. These include a map, graph, and calendar view organized by routes and activities. Overall, Runmeter is fantastic for the serious runner. It is a Swiss army knife of an app and is highly recommended for those who run, bike, ski, and more.

Why we love it

While the app may not be the prettiest, there is no denying that this is one app that is packed with a ton of information and features. You can pretty much track any activity you want in here, and there are many points of data to be captured.

Running Trainer: 5K 10K Marathon Run Training Plan

Running Trainer: 5K 10K Marathon Run Training Plan

Running Records, LLC

Running Trainer: 5K 10K Marathon Run Training Plan

For those looking for a personal running trainer.

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 plans range from 4-16 weeks with 3-4 workouts per week.