Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance.
We give you clear and detailed instructions about when to walk, jog, run and stretch, building up your confidence and stamina over 25 workouts - combined with a gripping story delivered straight to your headphones.
(If you already have running experience, check out our “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 200 more missions, Zombie Chase interval training, a base-building game, time and distance audio notifications, and more!)
Zombies, Run! 5k Training comes from the creators of Zombies, Run! (Six to Start & Naomi Alderman), the world’s most successful smartphone exercise game with 4 million players worldwide.
Featured by the New York Times, BBC, Time, Wired, and Runner's World!
WHAT PLAYERS SAY ABOUT ZOMBIES, RUN!
“This app is amazing. It gets me wanting to go for a run, it’s not exercise anymore, it’s pure entertainment.”
“Keeps me entertained and actually makes me want to stay out running longer. Love it!”
“This app is a work of genius - I finally have a reason to run!!
EXPERTLY-DESIGNED 5K TRAINING PROGRAM
Devised by Julia Jones and Shauna Reid of Up and Running e-courses, this 8-week, 25 workout training program combines awesome storytelling with expert training know-how. Using this app isn’t just good for you - it’s also amazingly exciting!
GET FIT AND BECOME A HERO
You’re Runner 5, a vital member of one of the last outposts of humanity at Abel Township. During 25 workouts, you’ll be trained to help find supplies and protect the town from the ever-encroaching horde of the shambling dead, in a story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. You’ll learn about the characters, and you’ll have a vital mission of your own to train for and complete. Once your training is complete, you’ll be in the perfect place to continue the story as the hero in “Zombies, Run!”
PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS
Everything about Zombies, Run! 5k Training is designed for beginner runners: clear and detailed workout instructions, a gentle learning curve, and importantly, we don’t make any zombies chase you until you’re ready!
UNLOCK THE STORY
Unlock all workouts for unlimited play for a one-time payment of only $3.99 USD!
YOUR OWN SOUNDTRACK
Choose your own custom music playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in during your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. Play your music from Spotify, Apple, Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, and we'll mix it with our story!
STATS & PROGRESS REPORTS
View split-time graphs and stats for your running and game progress!
VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE WITH ZOMBIELINK
We integrate fully with our free online ZombieLink service, so you can check your running stats and view and share your maps online, all in a beautiful and easy-to-use interface! Plus you can export your runs to Runkeeper via ZombieLink.
SYNCS WITH APPLE HEALTH
Your workouts will sync to Apple Health and your Activity Rings, and we can also use your Weight to better calculate calorie burn.
ALREADY PLAYED ZOMBIES, RUN!?
Zombies, Run! 5k Training takes place between Mission 1 and Mission 2 of Season 1, so it’s a fantastic way to experience 24 all-new missions about how Runner 5 first trained up with Sam, Doctor Myers, and the rest of Abel Township to become a valued Runner.
Requires iOS 9+. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Follow us at @zombiesrungame and visit zombiesrungame.com
Welcome to the all-new Zombies, Run! 5k Training. Prepare for more new features, improvements, and bug fixes than a field full of zombies surrounding Abel Township!
- Since 2.0.4: iPhone 5/5c users can now start GPS runs; completion criteria has been corrected for some workouts; you can now log in with your ZombieLink username; and of course, various bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Run logs now viewable in the app, with maps, split times, and run events
- Check your progress through the training plan from inside the app
- External music player support for Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and more
- Share your runs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter with mission art or a selfie
- Complete redesign for all screen sizes
- Apple Health and Activity Ring syncing
- Syncs with 'new' ZombieLink - no more login confusion!
- Set a countdown before your run
- And of course, plenty of bug fixes and performance improvements
This is a free update for all paid users, so if you previously bought Zombies, Run! 5k Training, just make sure you download it with the same iTunes account you bought it with, and all missions will unlock for free.
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