Zombies, Run! 5k Training 2

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About this app

Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance.

We give you clear and detailed instructions about when to walk, jog, run and stretch, building up your confidence and stamina over 25 workouts - combined with a gripping story delivered straight to your headphones.

(If you already have running experience, check out our “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 200 more missions, Zombie Chase interval training, a base-building game, time and distance audio notifications, and more!)

Zombies, Run! 5k Training comes from the creators of Zombies, Run! (Six to Start & Naomi Alderman), the world’s most successful smartphone exercise game with 4 million players worldwide.

Featured by the New York Times, BBC, Time, Wired, and Runner's World!

Devised by Julia Jones and Shauna Reid of Up and Running e-courses, this 8-week, 25 workout training program combines awesome storytelling with expert training know-how. Using this app isn’t just good for you - it’s also amazingly exciting!

You’re Runner 5, a vital member of one of the last outposts of humanity at Abel Township. During 25 workouts, you’ll be trained to help find supplies and protect the town from the ever-encroaching horde of the shambling dead, in a story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. You’ll learn about the characters, and you’ll have a vital mission of your own to train for and complete. Once your training is complete, you’ll be in the perfect place to continue the story as the hero in “Zombies, Run!”

Everything about Zombies, Run! 5k Training is designed for beginner runners: clear and detailed workout instructions, a gentle learning curve, and importantly, we don’t make any zombies chase you until you’re ready!

Unlock all 25 workouts for unlimited play by subscribing to the Abel Runner's Club, from just $34.99 USD/year!

Choose your own custom music playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in during your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. Supports Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, and more!

Check out your run stats and pause and complete runs – all without touching your phone.

View split-time graphs and stats for your running and game progress!

We integrate fully with our free online ZombieLink service, so you can check your running stats and view and share your maps online, all in a beautiful and easy-to-use interface! Plus you can export your runs to Runkeeper via ZombieLink.

Zombies, Run! 5k Training takes place between Mission 1 and Mission 2 of Season 1, so it’s a fantastic way to experience 24 all-new missions about how Runner 5 first trained up with Sam, Doctor Myers, and the rest of Abel Township to become a valued Runner.

You get full and unlimited access to this new 5k Training app - just make sure you have the old app installed and updated.

Follow us at @zombiesrungame and visit zombiesrungame.com
Updated on
Nov 2, 2022

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

1.41K reviews
A Google user
September 24, 2019
I loved the Zombie, Run app when I was an avid runner and since I haven't been running for a few years after a knee injury I needed something to go slow & get back to where I needed to be. This is perfect speed for someone who has to go slower to start. I am having problems with the app no longer tracking after I paused at a stop light. Not sure if it was just run #4 or if it's going to be a glitch on them all.
19 people found this review helpful
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Six to Start
October 4, 2019
Hi! To help with this, try changing your battery optimization settings: Go to Settings - Device Maintenance Tap Battery Scroll to Unmonitored Apps Tap the 3-dot menu Add Zombies, Run! To the list of unmonitored Apps Alternative, switch off App Power Monitor altogether
Jaclyn Marlow
July 23, 2022
It's a great idea, but there are little glitches. It doesn't track distance well (for example, I measured my distance on google maps at ~3 miles, the app said I'd traveled a little less than 2, which is an enormous disparity when you're trying to track your 5k progress). It also gets really glitchy if you've used the pause function during a run, so all your stats will be wrong for that run, even after you resume. All that said, it's a fun app if you've got access to a treadmill.
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Julio M
June 2, 2022
The app is decent and the content is great. However, the way they handle monetization is just not consumer-friendly! I wish there were a one time payment option. I believe there's some ongoing benefits that might warrant a subscription plan, but it really just feels like an attempt to nickel and dime you. As far as the app goes, my nitpick is that you have to scroll to the mission you stopped at every time, instead of it taking you there automatically.
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What's new

Hello, Runner 5! In our latest 2.6.13 update, we've:
- Updated to a newer Google Play Billing Library Version
- Fixed a bug which meant the Email Support button wasn’t working