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5K Run - Couch to 5K

By Charles Vanderhoff

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Use the 5K Run app to improve your stamina, endurance, and health to help you run a 5K! Your body's strength will gradually increase over time with the 'interval training' method.

Over the next 8 weeks your running will be steadily improved. You will start with 1 minute jogging intervals in-between 1.5 minute walks. As you complete runs your body will be strengthened and the program will slowly become more challenging. You will be on your 5K run before you know it!

Take your device with you on your runs! Listen to your favorite music and get prompted over your headphones to run or walk. Your entire run will be directed through your headphones or speakers.

Glancing at the app while on your run will show you:
- How long you have been running
- How much time you have left on your run
- how much time you have left on your current interval

Need to stop and tie your shoe? Pause the run! Or, press Back/Next to go to different intervals.


- Use outside or on a treadmill
- Play your music while running - the coach will chime in over your music
- Use with any music app
- Running plan overview - look ahead and see future runs
- Run interval controls
- Apple Health Support! Sync your runs to the Health app and get a better view of your overall fitness.

What's New in Version 49.0.10

- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Let us know if we can do anything to make the app better for you! Please be sure to review the app so others can find it when searching.


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Customer Reviews


This was me week 1 As a person who ran frequently in prior decades and who is bothered by heat thanks to MS, this app seems to be a way back to outdoor exercise.

Me week 3 I noticed longer than usual intervals and saw that a walk or run was completely skipped. Initially I thought it was me. So I paid closer attention. It continued to happen. Days 3, 4, 5, 6 it happened every time. On day 4, I bought the Pro version and had the same result. Just completed run 6 and I'll be deleting this app as I had the same situation. Intermittent notifications aren't helpful.

There must be bugs in the app so don't waste $$$ getting the Pro.

Started off ok so I bought the upgrade

But now, this program keeps closing during my runs when I listen to music in the background. If you don't look at the tracker at the end of your run, it will lose the info altogether because you have to click end run right away. In addition, it doesn't track the distance accurately, especially indoors. Yesterday I ran the third run of week 6 and at the end it said I had run .42 miles. It was a 2+ mile run. Disappointed.

Simple and effective

The app works as it states. My only suggestion is to allow for the app sounds to play when your phone is locked (like music sounds). The guy telling me to run and walk is great but I want to preserve my battery and lock my phone during the run.

5K Run - Couch to 5K
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 49.0.10
  • Size: 20.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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