5K Runner: Couch potato to 5K

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About this app

5K Run Training for beginners: go from sitting on your couch to running 5K, losing weight and getting in great shape.

5K Runner is a guided training program that will get you in shape in only 8 weeks. Its a Walk / Run interval training program, guided by an audio coach. Just plug-in your headphones and the coach will tell you when to walk and when to run, helping you build stamina and get to 5K in 8 weeks. 5K Runner® is the most effective 5K run training app, and is highly recommended by health & fitness experts.

- 30 minutes, 3 times a week, 8 weeks
- The easiest way to run 5K
- Alternating walk / run intervals
- Outdoors or treadmill
- Burn calories and lose weight
- Audio coach tells you when to walk / run
- Listen to your music and the run training coach will blend in
- Compatible with all music apps
- Earn achievements & badges
- Great way to boost your cardio and get you ready for your first 5k race!
- The best & most effective 5K training app

- 5K Runner community -
Updated on
Aug 29, 2023

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Health and fitness and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Health and fitness
Data isn’t encrypted

Ratings and reviews

33.3K reviews
John Marquez
December 7, 2023
Quality has fallen through the floor. I have used this app for years, even run through the program twice, to sprint during the fast intervals and jog during the slow... In the last year or so, quality has declined greatly. The 'coach' seems to forget about you. When I know for a fact the next run is in ome minute, she (shout out Gina Grad, your voice is on a poorly maintained app) she won't actually prompt again for up to five minutes. This app is a timer that can't tell time. Useless.
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Joe Spencer
March 27, 2022
Edit: 9 months later and no fixes for location tracking at all. I would recommend another app if that matters to you. Very happy with the runs and pacing. However, the app does not accurately track your location and route on many, if not most, runs, leaving you without solid info on your runs. I've made sure data and high accuracy location tracking are on but still not accurate.
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Anel Zhuaspayeva
May 14, 2020
I'm finally improving at running! On week 5 right now and didn't get stuck anywhere so far. Week 4 was grueling to me, but I dutifully ran every minute that it told me to run even when my heart rate was 195 bpm. Make sure to eat protein after and drink plenty of water after runs to strengthen your muscles. It works with the Libby app, so you can listen to audiobooks while running! GPS glitches occasionally, but mostly correct. Minus 1 star for not having guided stretching at the end of runs.
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What's new

Minor updates and bug fixes