Zombies, Run! 5k Training

Zombies, Run! 5k Training

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Fun and fit
Cons
  • It could have more options and choices
  • Needs translation to other languages
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Expert's Review
7.2
Great

"Rule #1: Cardio"

Reviewed by / Sep 04, 2013

A workout app, whether you believe in zombies or not

Zombies, Run is the most successful fitness app so far, and here's its first spin-off, prequel, you name it, with the only goal to prepare you to run 5 kilometers (3 miles). It's thought that if you're able to run such a distance in a reasonable time, your chances of surviving the first day of a zombie outbreak raise 32%, which seems a good reason to be fit unless you prefer to be food (best pun today!). It also helps your heart and lungs.

Either way, this app is designed for even those who haven't ever run a mile, yes, you who ride the car to go to the grocery next block. And it's really fun. Give it a go, and give a go to yourself by the way.

Once you are a little bit more prepared, run to Zombies Run!

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Developer's original description available here
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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 some running experience, check out our “Zombies, Run!” app with extra features including 30 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 800,000+ 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!!

A PROFESSIONALLY 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!

YOUR OWN MIX
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.

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.

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. (But if you’re looking to find out what happens after Zombies, Run!’s epic cliffhanger, you’ll need to wait for Season 2...)

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zombiesrungame
Sign up to our mailing list at http://www.zombiesrungame.com

Recently changed in this version

For 1.2
* Fixed screen lock issue that interfered with mission clock and tracking on some devices


Comments and ratings for Zombies, Run! 5k Training
  • (69)

    by Eva Larsen on 18/10/2014

    I like the app itself, but it only allows me to use Sony walkman as music source, and i use Play music, and cant' import songs from there. So I have no musik on the app

  • (69)

    by ben lowry on 16/10/2014

    And I loved it

  • (69)

    by Kawi Wilde on 16/10/2014

    I was told about this app by a friend. Never in my dreams did I ever thought I could run 5klms or more. Great concept. Will be purchasing more in the series. Thank you

  • (69)

    by Dulce Gonzalez on 15/10/2014

    It's been months and I still can't use this app nor get a refund. Support was useless saying "wait for an update". Thanks...

  • (69)

    by Victor Vandertol on 15/10/2014

    Lots of fun, interesting storyline, keeps you going...

  • (69)

    by Hope Dolan on 10/10/2014

    I do love this app, but it seems to sometimes think that just over 3500 steps is 14km instead of it being almost 3km. Yesterday it told me that I'd run 17km when I definitely did not. Otherwise, this app is great.

  • (69)

    by Will Roy on 09/10/2014

    App keeps force closing. Have to continually reinstall. Please fix!