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

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Updated on
Aug 29, 2023

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
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

32.9K reviews
Ashley Harvey
April 10, 2023
I used to love this app, but there was an update sometime in the last 6 months that made it so that you can't personalize your runs at all. It used to ask at the end of each run how the difficulty was, and then you could choose to keep the next one the same, a little easier, or move on to the next level. Now it starts out tougher with no option to move up or down in difficulty. For a beginner this was a must. Was hoping to use that feature again after a long break but it's no longer available.
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Debra S
May 26, 2020
Very helpful app; instructions are clear and easy to follow. I do wish the voice was a bit deeper/louder. When I listen to music the music cuts out to allow the instruction to be heard. I did notice that the GPS/map, distance and calories are all incorrect. I'm assuming that when the screen is off it does not track but it is not practical to hold my phone to keep the screen on. I appreciate the option for motivation as well; I could use more. It would be nice to have interaction with friends.
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Jennifer Kronmiller
June 24, 2020
Honestly, buy it. Yes, it's not free (to see past week 2 you have to pay, like, $4), but it's worth it. I *hate* running, but during Quarantine I didn't know what else to do. This app gave me structure and a plan. I think it starts much higher than "couch" - I had to repeat each workout 2 or 3 times at the beginning - but it pushes you just enough that you don't quite break. I like that it does it by time, not distance, too, so "bad runners" like me can still succeed in the beginning.
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What's new

Minor updates and bug fixes