Couch to 5K® - Running App, Training Coach, and GPS Tracker
Couch to 5K is THE app for anyone who wants to take the first steps toward a more active lifestyle.

Get off the couch and get running with the ORIGINAL and OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app from! 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!

More than One Million People have trained with the Couch to 5K® app. It has received numerous awards including Best 5K Training App, Best Running App, Editor's Choice, Top fitness app, Best Beginner App, Top Quality App, and Best Fitness and Nutrition App and has been featured by CNN, Fox, USA Today, and Times & Fitness Channel.

A Top 10 Health and Fitness paid app on Google Play and the iTunes App Store consistently since 2012.

Among the Top 100 Overall apps on Google Play and the iTunes App Store since 2014.


• 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 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


"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
Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Couch to 5K® - Running App, Training Coach and GPS Tracker 3.3.6 - 1.99
  • Couch to 5K® - $1.99
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Target Users
  • Anyone who wishes to be healthy and fit, but doesn't know where to start.
    Those who are goal oriented, and want to prepare for a 5K distance race with a training coach.
    Friends who want to train together, for accountability and motivation.
Customer Ratings
2618 Ratings
Available in the following app stores
Google Play, iTunes
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