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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!

“This app is amazing. It gets me wanting to go for a run, it’s not exercise anymore, it’s pure entertainment.”
“Keeps me entertained and actually makes me want to stay out running longer. Love it!”
“This app is a work of genius - I finally have a reason to run!!

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 workouts for unlimited play for a one-time payment of only $3.99 USD!

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. Play your music from Spotify, Apple, Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, and we'll mix it with our story!

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.

Your workouts will sync to Apple Health and your Activity Rings, and we can also use your Weight to better calculate calorie burn.

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.

Full terms and conditions and our privacy policy are at https://zombiesrungame.com/eula/ and https://www.zombiesrungame.com/terms respectively

Requires iOS 9+. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Follow us at @zombiesrungame and visit zombiesrungame.com

What's New

Version 2.1.0

This update adds a new Email Newsletters section to the Zombielink screen where you can manage your newsletter subscriptions. Excitingly, we've also fixed the Week 2 Workout 2 bug where Runner 5 had to sprint for two full minutes! Stand down, 5.

Enjoying Zombies, Run! 5k Training? Please rate and review us in the App Store - it really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings
119 Ratings

Best 5K trainer out


Gamify all of the things.... but seriously following the storyline makes me regret the rest days in between episodes.
The encouragement and support from the characters makes it almost feel like they are actually watching and helping you train I really feel part of this imaginary world that appears around me every time I go for a run
and the exercises built in between the walk/run legs are a stroke of genius really adding interest and awareness to the way movement feels, I love skipping down the road because doctors orders 😉 who cares if anyone is watching it’s great fun

Motivates the unmotivated!!!

Corie from QLD, AUS.

I first heard about this app on Conan, & it sounded like the perfect solution to my procrastination to exercise (love basketball, surfing, karate etc. but I DETEST running!), & at first I expected zombies at every corner (apparently the full version has more zombies & more interactive for 'gamer' types). I did just get the full version so stay tuned...(btw they release v.2 very soon for iphone4 & beyond for FREE for those who already have V.1) I only have an iphone3 :( .Definitely recommend you do it at night in areas that aren't lit up like Christmas trees (provided you live in a relatively safe area - I take my overweight but ADHD pooch for peace of mind - though her constant zigzagging in front of me takes some getting used to). You can use it on a treadmill (just change settings I think). Really need to link up to the main site to get the most out of the gaming part of the app - if you like it buy the full version! For beginners though, I would get the 5k app first as it builds up at a very reasonable pace & allows you to choose the intensity to which you run at. If it can get me running - it can get anyone running!

Still buggy


Despite updates between now and the last review, the app still crashes frequently when unlocking the phone during a workout. Thankfully, the app saves at the last voice prompt so you can pick up your workout where you left off, but it's treated as a second workout by the app's tracking website, ZombieLink. Some of the recordings are mistimed, as well, particularly during the running drills.

Which is a shame as it's otherwise quite decent. The 'corkboard' menu doesn't look promising, but the exercises are more varied and flexible than other 5K apps, and the central premise - that you're being trained to locate and ferry supplies during a zombie apocalypse - does inspire a sense of panic and excitement during your workout, especially when zombie problems start intruding on your instructions. The story-based approach might have caused trouble for intermediate runners, but the workouts are adaptable depending on your skill level and energy.


Six to Start
302.7 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Six to Start and Naomi Alderman
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock All Workouts $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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