Start 2 Run

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About this app


Welcome! Thank you for finding your way to our Start 2 Run app. If you are looking for a handy app that guides you during your workouts, is easy to use and contains great motivational words and tips to really enjoy running, then you've come to the right place.


We are ready to guide you to (your first) 5km, 10 km, 10 miles or maybe even a (half) marathon. We ensure that you achieve your goal. The training schedules in the app are prepared by experienced sports coaches at Energy Lab. Choose the schedule that suits you, and your coach will tell you when to speed up or slow down. Following a schedule will help you build up in a responsible manner, reducing your risk of injury. The extra tips that you will hear during the training help to improve your running posture and make the right food & drink choices before, during and after your training. Your coach is your personal trainer, your digital running friend who is always ready to train together.


Did you know that our coaches also recorded thousands of first names, so that you can also hear personalised encouragements during the training. “Come on, Sarah, hang on for a while” or “I'm proud of you, Chris”. Find out for yourself whether your name is already available.

+500.000 APP USERS

You are not alone, in addition to the Start 2 Run app, there is also an active Start 2 Run community on Facebook and Instagram. Exchange experiences, motivate each other, or find the answer to all your running questions.


Combine your workouts with your favourite music, or let me inspire you through my Spotify playlists. Let yourself be carried away by the music and enjoy your sports moment. You might experience a runner's high, if you're lucky!


Get access to all training plans with a monthly or annual subscription. As a new customer you get a 1 week free trial to try out the app. You can start and manage this subscription via your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel it at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The extension will be charged to your account during the last 24 hours.

Or use the free version of the app to register and keep track of free workouts in your training diary.


Available voices:
- Emma (EN)
- Evy Gruyaert (NL)
- Julie (FR)
- Sofia (IT)
- Sylwina Spiess (DE / GSW)

Shall we go at it together?

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Updated on
Feb 7, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.21K reviews
Bruno Keymolen
March 18, 2022
I almost completed the training sessions, my last week starts with the next run, and I love the app. Would never have started running without. There is one remark, it failed twice on me and twice because of the GPS. * Once my phone was accidentally in power save mode and that makes the GPS updates unreliable. * Once the app started, the intro was given and the 'start now' but after that it stopped in the Init and never started counting. I checked after 12 minuted or so because I did not hear feedback. Restarting the app did not work, it kept searching for GPS. A phone restart helped. So, question; can some audio feedback be given when the app discovers GPS issues since when running the screen is not checked.
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March 21, 2022
Hi Bruno, thanks for your feedback. Our app uses the gps signal of your smartphone. Power save indeed limits the gps signals, which makes it not accurate. Concerning your second issue I'll check with our developers whether we can do any audio feedback at that moment. Enjoy your runs!
A Google user
April 16, 2020
Used this app a while back. It was ok back then, occasionally crashed but nothing major. Voice motivation was nice. I bought the start to run track. Now the new app seems better and improved. BUT, it is now asking me to get a subscription for the track I already bought. I do understand the subscription model and totally understand it for new tracks that you don't own yet, but not for the ones I already previously bought... Would really like my track back.
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April 17, 2020
Hi Simon, the app was rebranded in december 2019. In the old app you unlocked a training plan for 10-12 weeks. As an old-app user you were given 15 weeks to finish your training plan and to be the early adopter of the new app. I believe our communications on this have not reached you?
Bart & Leen Boute-De Bel
February 17, 2021
Where is the music IN the app?? What I really liked about the original podcasts was the good music mix, up-tempo when running, down-tempo when walking. Did I actually pay 10 € to hear Evy say when to start, pauze and stop? There are some Spotify playlists in the app. This suggest that you HAVE a Spotify account. In that case you can stream the music (heavy data-usage) or download the playlist (diskspace). Or use your own music on Spotify or other. In none of the cases the music is synchronised with the running scheme. Very disappointing.
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February 18, 2021
Hello Bart & Leen, unfortunately you are referring to a podcast product created (not by us) in 2010. Music industry has changed much over the years, and music streaming services are not our core business. In our app you get access to professional training plans which guide you towards your personal running goal, guided by one of our coaches.

What's new

In this update, we've worked on the visual display within the app:
- Your training route will be colored according to the registered heart rate zones.
- The training bar of your next training will be colored according to the training's goal zone.
- The chat bot once again works as intended.
- Some layout errors have been corrected.

We are working at full speed on an amazing new feature in the background, which we will launch during spring. Stay tuned!