Improve your fitness with the best beginner 5k app. Demo videos:


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• Works outdoors, using GPS found in any iPhone running iOS 8
• Works indoors, based on pedometer in iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus
(perfect for treadmill use, during winter)

• Includes Apple Watch app
• Wonderful, detail-rich interface, with day and night theme and automatic switch between the two
• Personal voice coaching during each run
• Clear running view, perfectly optimized for quick side glances during the run
• Supports heart rate monitor devices based on Bluetooth Smart (LE, 4.0) to measure your heart rate during the run
• Full running history and progress with graphs and important numbers
• Extensive details view of each run, with speed changes over time, average and best pace and full map of the track
• Integrates with Apple Health - will write workout data and – if available – HR data into the Apple Health app

Note: this app allows you to test the waters for the first two weeks of the running plan. Afterwards you can unlock the full plan with one simple in-app purchase.

• Apple Watch •

Use it as both the remote control and remote view for your runs.


You only need to go out, start your preferred music app then switch here to enjoy the run. Run 5k will tell you when you need to change pace, in plain, easy to understand English.
It will also encourage you along the way to help you finish each run.


You can check your progress during the run with one glance to see current distance, heart rate, pace/speed + time left until the end of current pace unit.

You have a choice of light and dark theme, perfect for use at day or at night. You don't have to choose that beforehand - if you have automatic brightness enabled (which is default on iOS), app will automatically switch to dark theme when brightness is below 25%.

With our Today widget, you can check the run progress even when your phone is locked.


Always challenge your self to beat the previous best pace. Review the entire run history at any time.

Share your speed (pace) and distance anywhere and/or export full GPX track then upload it your chosen running community


Use any other Music/Podcast app and play whatever you want, Run 5k will work great with it

When the voice guidance is played, music fades out and afterwards returns to original volume.

• NOTE • if you like Run 5k, make sure you review it here on the App Store - it helps others find the app and it gives me incentive to develop it further.
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This app uses GPS tracking to measure speed and distance. While the run is in progress, it will continue to measure even with the app in background; for ex: if someone calls you during the workout.
Prolonged use of GPS can significantly impact battery life. Since some of the run sessions can go for 30-40 minutes, make sure you have good battery charge when you go out.

What's New

Version 5.1.2

A small stability update for iOS 9 / watchOS 2 while I'm working on proper big update for the both of them.

## Changes

* Removed the option to use Google Maps due to outdated SDK (missing some key iOS 9 support)

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

It works!


In April, my wife and I ran the Stratford Spartan Sprint with friends. I say "ran", as whilst I coped with the strength obstacles, I struggled to run the 7km with any purpose, or dignity. Bit we finished, and have now signed up for the Spartan Super in September, and that's 13km. So now I really need to learn to run.

For anyone who likes the idea of running but has no idea where to start, try this app. It takes you from couch potato to running 5k in 9 weeks, in steady, easy steps. I was a little skeptical to begin with - week 1 was 8 x 60 second runs with 90 seconds rest between them, and I was out of breath after the forth minute! But my wife and I are now on week 7 and running 25 minutes straight, no break, covering about 3.5k. Running 5k is such an achievable target now.

I don't usually eulogise about anything, but this works if you put in the effort and it's worth the mention. Bring on September!

Great app, one small suggestion


This app is almost perfect; I had been an absolute couch potato and was dreading c25k. This app doesn't just work well with music, it's the audio updates for every half km that helped me, especially in the beginning.

The only thing missing is a walk/run distance split for every workout. It gives a total distance, but it would be great to see distance for each as well.

Works but one suggestion...


This app is great for people who haven't run before like me! I dance but my stamina is rubbish. I'm up to week 4 and find it's helping me to keep going! Updates during the running stages are motivational too. My one suggestion would be to be able to use the heart rate monitor of the Apple Watch. I have to use a separate app that monitors everything aswell as heart rate but I still use C25k as a coach. Well worth using.


Aleksandar Vacic
19.9 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Radiant Tap
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock all weeks £4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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