Get off the couch and get running with the OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!
WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App!
Features ✓Training plan designed by Active.com trainers ✓Choose from 4 different motivating virtual coaches—Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant Block ✓Hear human audio cues to guide you through each workout ✓Listen to your favorite playlists with in-app music player ✓Calculate your distance & pace and map your routes with FREE GPS support ✓Log your workouts and share your progress on Facebook ✓Get support from the largest running community on Active.com Trainer ✓Repeat workouts and track your best performance ✓Treadmill support allows manual entry of workouts ✓Track your progress with total distance and average pace ✓Graphs for workouts to compare distance and pace
Finished the Couch to 5K program and ready to take your running program to the next level? Check out our 5K to 10K app to prep for your first 10K race here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.active.aps.tenk!
Praise "The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon." —Runners World, June 2012
"It's ridiculously easy to use (it's hard not to, as you just do what you're told) and it's fantastic that you have an encouraging voice talking you through things." —Engadget, June 2012
"Active.com’s Couch to 5K is one of my favorite… apps. With its customizable features, interactivity, and well-rounded interface, I may actually stay off the couch this time." —148Apps, October 2011
"I knew as soon as I decided to start the Couch to 5K program that I would need something to keep me accountable—not just to showing up for my training, but to actually doing it properly. Of course there’s an app for that." —CalorieLab, April 2012
"If you have been struggling to get your buns off the couch and somewhat in shape before the summer hits, training for a 5K is not a bad way to start. If you are looking for a program to help get you there, then the “Couch to 5K” running plan by CoolRunning is probably your best bet if you haven’t done an ounce of athletic activity for a number of years." —Droid Life, April 2012
Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here: http://www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-app
Notes • Once you purchase the app, it is yours to keep. It does not expire after 9 weeks.
For additional support please contact us at: MobileSupport@activenetwork.com. We would love to hear from you.
THIS APP AND ANY INFORMATION GIVEN BY IT OR THE ACTIVE NETWORK, LLC, ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL 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. IN PARTICULAR, THE ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISES DESCRIBED IN TRAINING PROGRAMS AND ARTICLES ON ACTIVE CAN BE DANGEROUS AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. YOU MUST CONSULT WITH A LICENSED PHYSICIAN BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THE APPLICATION.
Aug 28, 2022
Health & Fitness
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
Calendar, Contacts, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Ratings and reviews
January 27, 2023
Don't spend $5 on this. It was $1.99 when I bought it a decade ago, and it really hasn't been updated much. The GPS is still broken. The in built music player wasn't even much use in 2013 when I was playing my own mp3s. Now there's a new bug where the only thing it really needs to do and had for 10 years done well enough no longer works. It missed half the slow down and speed up cues.
47 people found this review helpful
December 21, 2022
Not a bad app before, but recently, the distance tracker is not working. Says I went 0.3 miles in 30 minutes cause the app did not track my run. And since this app is meant to track running, seems like it is failing at its only job. I have been messing with the settings to see if I can fix it, but nothing has solved this issue. Would be bad enough if it was a free app, but if you pay for it and it is not doing its only job, seems like a waste of money.
23 people found this review helpful
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June 25, 2019
The distance tracking doesn't work consistently, sometimes it seems to track the whole run, sometimes it stops almost right away, sometimes it's somewhere in between. This means most of the other stats it provides are useless as well. I do like that all the workouts are pre-programmed and that I can play music and the prompts will still play and are loud enough I don't miss them.