- The OFFICIAL 5K Runner® Couch to 5K app.
- 4.2 Million People successfully did it
- Get in shape and lose weight in 8 weeks
- Featured on CNN, Fox, USA Today, Times, Fitness Channel, Apple's "New & Noteworthy", AppAdvice, AppCraver, Best10Apps, Appolicious, Daily Motion, AppOfTheDay, MakeUseOf, the iPhone App Review, Remix Your Health, AppShopper, Apple's Top Health & Fitness apps, and so many others…

- 8 Weeks, 3 Times a week, 30 Minutes a day

Get ready to start your new healthy life.
This app has won multiple awards (see below), is the most effective & popular 0-5K app and is highly recommended by health & fitness experts.

Simply Gets Results
◉ Excellent for Weight Loss
◉ The most effective 0 to 5K app
◉ Nothing to learn. Just press start

● All Features fully enabled, and no ads
● Alternating walk / run intervals
● Run segments gradually increase over 8 weeks
● Human coach voice through your headphones that tells you when to walk / run.
● Listen to your music and the coach will blend in
● Control music through the app or headphones
● Compatible with Nike+ and all other GPS apps
● Compatible with all music apps
● Giant community of 0-5K runners on Facebook
● Earn achievements & badges as you advance
● Integrated with Facebook & Twitter
● Outdoors or Treadmill

GPS & Apple Health
● Built in GPS & Distance Tracking, also when app is in background
● Integrated with Apple Health for Calorie calculation & saving workouts

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

We’re here for you
● We gladly answer all questions - just ask us at:

- 4.2 Million People successfully did it

- Awards: Best 5K Training App, Best Running App, Editor's Choice, Top fitness app, Best Beginner App, Top Quality App, Best fitness and nutrition apps.

- Featured on CNN, Fox, USA Today, Times, Fitness Channel, Apple's "New & Noteworthy", AppAdvice, AppCraver, Best10Apps, Appolicious, Daily Motion, AppOfTheDay, MakeUseOf, the iPhone App Review, Remix Your Health, AppShopper, Apple's Top Health & Fitness apps, and so many others.

- Recommended by doctors on

- See real life success stories on

Press Reviews
"If you thought that you could never run - get ready for a BIG surprise. With this app - you will run"

"It's a great App, I was hooked by the second run, and it kept me running"

"If you want to start running and to keep running - this app will do it for you"

"One of the best iPhone running apps I’ve tested." 

"This application is a must-have fitness trainer for anyone trying to catch the running bug or getting ready for a major running event"

"This app is amazingly effective and will help you achieve that coveted 5K distance. If you want to get running, this app is a must.“

The Free Version
- All features are fully enabled
- Program includes the first four runs

This app includes an auto renewing subscription which enables content/workouts
- Subscription options are monthly
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication."
- Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are available at:

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What's New

Version 7.5

iOS 11 Compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Less Than One Star


I wish I could give this app a negative star review rating but... I can't. I was training to run last summer when I tore my MCL in a fall. I decided to try this app after being cleared by the doctor to return to running. The app, on the surface, had a high number of reviews and most were positive. The design was stylish and it was free, I had nothing to lose? The question mark is intended at the end of the previous sentence.

Today I gave this app a try and first I found the small bits of "motivation" to be uninspiring. The app boosts you up by immediately giving you a badge for completing your first run. Then I noticed the reality...there are only FOUR, yes, 4 runs on the free version of this app. If you want to do the whole 8 or 9 weeks (it varies with couch to 5k apps), you'll have to pay.

I'm not sure why the app designers don't just make it a straight forward, paid app and not waste anyone's time or data or physical investment in a plan that's only going to ask for money to complete. Yes, you CAN find another app for free after starting this one, but, these programs work on a progress system and some change the run/walk ratio over time so you are eventually doing more running than walking and complete the program as a runner able to go a distance of 5k. Having to go four runs and find out you have to pay to continue and if you can't you now have to find ANOTHER couch to 5k app to complete your goals.

Hopefully someone reads this.

Wow from a non-runner

Mental Wental

I started using this App 5 weeks ago. I was a complete couch potato & found the first run hard going -even running for 1 minute felt like an eternity! I got hooked almost immediately & today I completed my 16th run & ran 22 minutes with 2 3 minute intervals. I've amazed myself but this app motivates me because every new challenge is just about manageable & I can see my progress with the map & summary by the end. I'll settle for wherever my body tells me is enough, but my aim was to run 5k by my birthday in December & right now I feel as though I'm going to smash it! The only improvement I can suggest is guided warm up & cool down. As a novice, a few of the runs hurt my legs/back for a few days, so I researched warm up exercises & haven't looked back since warming up properly.

Great app


I could never run in my life... ever-Until I found this app. It builds your stamina and before you know it, you're running! It's very manageable, sets realistic goals therefore easy to stick to 3 times a week regime.
I have 2 issues though, first one is when you finish the training in 8 weeks (which I have) there is nowhere to go. You just keep repeating the runs. (What's the point of buying lifetime subscription?)
2nd issue is, I can now run 5k but unless I take the same route, I have no way of knowing when I hit the 5k. The app doesn't ping you.
But overall I'm very pleased. If I keep running 3 times a week until xmas I'll even treat myself with some gear. Thank you 5k app.


109.5 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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In-App Purchases
  1. 5K premium full 8 week program £2.99
  2. Lifetime Premium £4.99
  3. Premium Subscription £2.29


  • Family Sharing

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

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