Couch to 5K® - Run training

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Rank Class iPhone iPad
Download (Paid) 93 -
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Category iPhone iPad
Grossing·Health & Fitness 334 -
Paid·Overall 93 -
Paid·Health & Fitness 5 -


  • Couch to 5K®
  • Couch to 5K®
  • Couch to 5K®
  • Couch to 5K®
  • Couch to 5K®


Developer Active Network, LLC
Version 4.5.6
Size 199.9MB
Released August 10,2011
Updated May 29,2020
Score 4.6
Review Num 3263
Language English
Rating 4+
Compatibility 9.0


  • Catidid52 - 2020-06-21 19:18:45

    Used it for years!

    I’m very pleased with this app. I’ve used it several times over the last six years, and each time it’s been a great tool which helped me feel confident about my running. My only two problems come from the music player. I wish it had a shuffle option, so I could easily listen to different songs each time I run. I have found a work around for that, but it would be nice to have in-app. The second is the volume changes. After getting a cue, the volume often cuts lower, so music that was at a motivating level becomes significantly quieter and nothing can easily be done to fix it while you’re running. Again, great app, I’ll keep using it for sure.

  • acraft1 - 2020-06-27 07:04:17

    This app is more 5K than couch

    Assuming you are going from a relatively sedentary lifestyle to running, this app is incredibly intimidating. I’ve tried the program twice and given up twice because it was just too much right from the BEGINNING. I asked my friends “how are you doing this?” They told me I was on a different app so I downloaded the alternative right away. It was challenging, but not impossible and I actually made it 2.09 miles my first day as opposed to the 1.78 miles on this app my first day which I gave up on 21 minutes in. If your more couch than 5K, try a different training app.

  • sfshadi - 2020-06-23 14:20:06

    Childish animations and voices

    I hate that I have to set the trainer each time, the childish animations and fake cheers. Why can’t there be a minimalist voice that can be set by default. Also, better dashboard showing progress rather than go through each run separately. Also, show progress steps during run rather than not let me know how many sprints and for how long are left.


Get off the couch and get running with the OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!

Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here:

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

The Couch to 5K coach you select talks to you during your workouts. To save your battery, Couch to 5K sends audio notifications when your screen is locked or another app is in use.

To be sure you hear the coach during your workout, please do the following:
• Turn on Notifications permissions
• Turn on the hardware ring/silent switch (no red showing)
• Turn your ringer volume up
• Turn off Do Not Disturb (swipe up for Control Panel and the moon button should not be white)
• Within the app, in Settings > Workout Options, be sure the Trainer Volume is up

Without granting notification permissions, during a workout you can click the lock icon at the top left to keep the app active and still hear the coach.

For support please contact us at:  We would love to hear from you.

WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App!

• Training plan designed by trainers
• Choose from 4 different motivating virtual coaches—Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant Block
• Hear human audio cues to guide you through each workout
• Listen to your favorite playlists with in-app music player
• Calculate your distance & pace and map your routes with FREE GPS support*
• Log your workouts and share your progress on Facebook 
• Get support from the largest running community on Trainer
• Repeat workouts and track your best performance
• Treadmill support allows manual entry of workouts
• Track your progress with total distance and average pace
• Graphs for workouts to compare distance and pace

Finished the Couch to 5K program and ready to take your running program to the next level? Check out our 5K to 10K app to prep for your first 10K race here.!

"The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon."
—Runners World, June 2012

"It's ridiculously easy to use (it's hard not to, as you just do what you're told) and it's fantastic that you have an encouraging voice talking you through things."
—Engadget, June 2012

"’s Couch to 5K is one of my favorite… apps. With its customizable features, interactivity, and well-rounded interface, I may actually stay off the couch this time."
—148Apps, October 2011

"I knew as soon as I decided to start the Couch to 5K program that I would need something to keep me accountable—not just to showing up for my training, but to actually doing it properly. Of course there’s an app for that."
—CalorieLab, April 2012

"If you have been struggling to get your buns off the couch and somewhat in shape before the summer hits, training for a 5K is not a bad way to start. If you are looking for a program to help get you there, then the “Couch to 5K” running plan by CoolRunning is probably your best bet if you haven’t done an ounce of athletic activity for a number of years."
—Droid Life, April 2012

• Once you purchase the app, it is yours to keep. It does not expire after 9 weeks.