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Train to run a 5K and join thousands of other beginning runners who are following the 5K101 runner’s training program from Running Mate!

Training to run a 5K has never been easier, you don’t even need a watch! The 5K101 program tracks everything for you and tells you when to run and when to walk so all you have to do is strap on your shoes and enjoy the ride!

5K101 is a couch-to-5k style training plan & will guide you through a simple process of steadily increasing run/walk intervals specifically designed to get you running for 30 full minutes in just 8 weeks. AND…each workout includes encouraging, live coaching that will help you build confidence as well as endurance!

We’re not just an app! Running Mate is a group of thousands of beginning runner’s who understand the challenges of getting started and we are always here to support you through the entire process. Be sure to join our facebook fan page and keep in touch with us as you train at

The Running Mate 5K101 is currently a finalist for the 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for best Running App!


Includes 8 weeks of running workouts specifically designed to help you build endurance.
Allows you to select and run to your own playlist.
Allows you to set and play a power song when you need a special boost.
Allows you to track your route using the iPhone GPS system.
Includes live, personal coaching indicating when to run and when to walk, and gives the user the ability to switch these notifications on or off.
Connects the user to our social media support group via twitter and facebook!
Allows users to share their successes with friends and family through twitter and facebook.
Supports iPhone and iPod Touch
Certified on the latest product models including iPhone 4.
Tested and certified on iOS 4.0 and up.
Works seamlessly with other popular running apps like Nike+ and RunKeeper!

Got questions or need additional coaching? You got it! Just send us an email to!

Disclaimer: This application uses background mode and continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New in Version 1.1.0

- Updated App layout and fitted with new graphics.
- Updated social media sharing options upon workout completion.
- Updated all functions to meet iOS 5.1 update.
- Fixed “missing interval” issue experienced by some users.
- Various minor adjustments and updates.

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Customer Reviews

Great program, buggy app

First of all let me say that this program is fantastic. I am starting week 8 and have had great success. I highly recommend it to any couch potato that wants to start living a healthier lifestyle. This program coupled with the website is fantastic.

Now, to review the app itself. Overall it works fine. The music integration is clunky, and for some reason, doesn't play music in the order of my playlist. Not a huge deal, and most certainly not a deal breaker.

There is a bug in the app when trying to view the route of a completed session. A lot of times the app will crash out. And if it doesn't crash out, you can't navigate to see the route. For example, I run at work, and if I try to view my route later that day when I am home, the map zooms to where I currently am, and I can't zoom out or pan to my recorded route. It keeps snapping back to my current location. This too is a minor thing.

The third (again, minor) thing is that on week 6 (two 12 minute runs) at the beginning of the second 12 minutes, he announces that we will jog for 12 minutes then have a 3 minute brisk walk. When in fact at the end of the 12 minutes, it's the 5 minute cool down and hit the showers.

Each item by itself is not a huge deal, but it's just buggy enough to, well, bug me. Again, 5 stars for the program and website, and 3 for the app.

Thanks so much for helping me get healthy and hopefully having many many more years of fun and life for my kids!

Crashes! Otherwise love it.

I absolutely love this app. It is the one thing I have utilized to get me running. Cues are great and not obnoxious. A similar app I tried used bells and dings to cue when to start and stop running. This app is far superior because he just tells you. When using the other app I would get confused about starting and stopping and wondering if I missed a cue. will not let me play music through it! I have to shrink it down and separately start my music. When I open the app and then press the music button within it, the app crashes. My initial app didn't do this, just since the last update. I have tried everything from restarting the app to deleting and reinstalling it. Nothing works. So, minor inconvenience but it loses that whole feature. No one else seems to have this problem? Googling doesn't find Ay solutions.

Good App, Great Program

The app is very serviceable and the program is excellent. Since completing the 5K101 program I have purchased the Half Marathon Combo training program as well. I wish the app included an in-app purchase for the 10K and Marathon programs; but Mr. Lange's responsiveness to my support issues and program questions has been fantastic! I've always hated distance running; always. After completing th 5K101 program and starting the 10K program I can say I am now enjoying running and am disappointed when my schedule interferres in a run!

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  • $0.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Size: 8.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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