I love running. Wait let me start again: I LOVE RUNNING and I’m so happy I can use my iPhone to track my improvements. Hopefully this autumn I will attend my first marathon. I start using Nike+ almost 1 and half ago and ever since I have been super happy with it and I think that is by far the best app you can get since it works also on the iPod Touch and iPod Nano.

Even though my favorite is Nike+ I know that there are several good apps for runners. If you want to start training or run just for fun, you can try on of the running apps below.

If you start from zero I would say try Runnkeeper first since it’s also available for Android.

Best Apps For Runners

Nike+ GPS for iPhone

Nike+ GPS for iPhone

by By Nike, Inc.
854 Ratings
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Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to go even further. Hear mid-run cheers every time your friends like or comment on your run status, or outrun them in a game of Nike+ Tag.

- Download it on the go and start running anywhere. With this app in hand, you can track every indoor and outdoor workout easily, without a sensor.

- Record your pace, distance and run route using the iPhones GPS and accelerometer technology so you can see your progress over time and push yourself to go even further.

- Celebrate your best runs with fun, motivational messages from Nikes top athletes.

- Get voice feedback during your run on how youre doing, or tap the map to see where you are.

- Quickly send each run to Nikeplus.com where you can brag to friends, join challenges, set goals and connect with the rest of the Nike+ community.

- Activate personalized PowerSongs to help you blast past your goals and records.

- Broadcast your accomplishments to the world via Facebook and Twitter.

- Keep a record of your best runs and see if youve got what it takes to break them.

- Localized app language support in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

-COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Nike+ GPS App is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations) running iOS 4.0 or later.

- Some features such as Share Run and Cheer Me On require users to be connected to a wireless network for full functionality. Note that iPod touch does not support GPS functionality. Also, please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Nike+ GPS reviews

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Frustrating (by Hannah Toghill)
Cannot get it to sign up to Nike+ facebook or twitter. Keeps saying connection error, please sort it out
Absolutely brilliant (by alext22)
Got a couple of app like this, this is the best
RunKeeper for iPhone

RunKeeper for iPhone

free app
by By FitnessKeeper, Inc.
4780 Ratings
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RunKeeper uses the GPS technology found in the iPhone to track your fitness activity, giving you comparable results to an expensive GPS watch. Now, you can also enter your activities manually, including your treadmill runs too!

The intuitive and easy-to-use interface of the app makes it easy to track how far you went, how long it took, what your pace/speed was, how many calories you burned, and the path you traveled on a map.

Once your activity is completed, the data is synced to the RunKeeper website (www.runkeeper.com) where you can view a history of all of your activities, and cumulative totals of all of your vital stats. You can also share your progress with friends by posting your activities to Facebook and Twitter, and creating a profile page that allows people to view all of your public activities.

You can get insight in your ear while you are doing your activities on whether you are ahead/behind your target pace, or get coached through an interval workout.

You can also get in-app heart rate data during your activity (separate hardware required). Get more info at http://runkeeper.com/heart-rate-monitoring.


* Activity Tracking
No need for an expensive, standalone fitness tracking device when you can use your iPhone 3G or 3GS to do the same thing. Now you can track how far you went, how long it took you, and the route you traveled right from your iPhone

* Personal Dashboard
Store all historical activities on runkeeper.com, where you can keep track of totals and monitor your progress

* Maps integration
See the exact path you traveled on a map, both on the device and on our website

* Activity Sharing
Share your activities with friends via email, or by posting them to your favorite social sites, including Facebook and Twitter

* Music
You can listen to the iPod during your activity, and even change tracks without leaving the RunKeeper application

* iPod Integration
Choose one of your iPod playlists to start automatically the moment you begin your activity

* Audio Cues
Get time or distance-based updates through your headphones during your activity

* Interval Workouts
Create a workout built from intervals of time and/or distance, and let the audio cues coach you every step of the way

* Target Pace
Enter a target pace at the start of your activity and get coached on whether you are ahead/behind that pace through your headphones

* Geo-tagged Photos
Take photos without having to stop your activity. Photos are geo-tagged so when you view them on RunKeeper.com, they appear on the map right where you took them

* Splits
You can see your split times in the app as you do your activities

* Manual Activity Input
You can enter activities manually, including runs done on a treadmill or without your iPhone

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

RunKeeper reviews

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Love this App (by DunwoodyGA)
I use this app everytime I walk or hike. I love that you can change your type of activity, that it tracks your time, distance, and maps your route
Best running app (by Clifford Cail)
I use this app for my runs and bikes. Works great and I love it.
C25K (Couch to 5K) for iPhone

C25K (Couch to 5K) for iPhone

by By Bluefin Software, LLC
2240 Ratings
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Couch to 5K plan in a nutshell
Alternates between walking and running
Takes 9 weeks to complete
Workout 3 days per week
Each workout session is from 30-40 minutes long
The most popular 5K running plan

If you are doing the C25K this is the app to have!

NEW – Enable GPS support with a in-app purchase*
NEW – Beautiful graphs to track your distance, pace, weight, and calories burned
Supports Multitasking on iOS 4 and multitask capable devices
Select your own music and skip tracks without leaving the C25K app!
Works with Nike+.
Plays audio alerts when you need to switch from running to walking.
Choose Male or Female voice for audio alerts.
Configure additional alerts and settings within the app.
Keeps track of the days you’ve completed.
Add journal entries for your workouts
See your workout history
Share your workouts on Facebook and Twitter right from the app.
Simple settings
Screen lock
Excellent customer support

C25K (Couch to 5K) reviews

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Love,Love,Love it! (by CholitCheeka)
This app has gotten the chubby girl to run! Im not fast but im running when it says and not stopping until it says. I love the run/walk method and I will buy the bridge to 10k and the Ease to 10k to keep me going. I actually WANT to run OMG!!!! It is only wk4 day2 but im not stopping. People have asked this week "are you losing weight?" This is a life saving and changing program and app.
Thank you!
I can’t start this app (by Agatha Lolis)
There is a notice that popped up when I tried to use it that is asking for more money on top of what I already paid!!! It does not even give me the option to not buy it!!! Why does this happen??? I cannot even use the app because I have to accept and pay 99 cents on top of the $2.99 that I already paid!!!! Help please, get this pop up off!!
Runmeter GPS for Running, Cycling, Walking and More for iPhone

Runmeter GPS for Running, Cycling, Walking and More for iPhone

by By Abvio LLC
1663 Ratings

Runmeter is an iPhone-centric solution for tracking your workouts on your iPhone. It can be used for running, cycling, walking, skiing, skating, and more.

Runmeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed – years of workouts only take up the space of a few songs. Stop and start recording on-screen or with your earphone remote.

See your results on maps, graphs, and a calendar, and organized by routes and activities. Summarize your statistics by day, week, month, year, and overall.

Monitor your progress with up to 25 configurable announcements including distance, time, speed, elevation, and more. Announcements may be heard automatically at time or distance intervals, or on-demand with your earphone remote. High quality voices may be downloaded through In App Purchase for hearing replies from Twitter, Facebook, and dailymile.

Compete against your previous workouts along a route, or import and compete against other people’s workouts. See your virtual competition on a map and in graphs. Hear announcements of how far you are ahead of or behind your competition.

Use Facebook, Twitter, dailymile, and email to share Google Maps of your workouts, automatically updated every few minutes. Have emails automatically sent to keep family and friends notified of your location and progress. During your workout, hear replies from family, coaches, and friends spoken using text-to-speech technology. (Requires In App Purchase.)

IMPORT/EXPORT (Requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Import a route or virtual competitor by simply clicking on a GPX or KML link or file in Mail or Safari. Export complete summaries of your workouts, or detailed CSV, GPX, or KML files for use in maps, graphs, or social fitness sites.

Runmeter, Cyclemeter, and Walkmeter are built from the same core foundation, but come preconfigured for running, cycling or walking, respectively. Each supports all features and activities.

Runmeter gives you the data that helps you achieve your goals, whether it’s to run a mile or a marathon, cycle a park or a century, or walk a block or a march.

Runmeter GPS for Running, Cycling, Walking and More reviews

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Great App (by Chad Loughrey)
I use Runmeter for runs, cycling, walking and hiking. It does a great job on all those activities. Never had a problem. Love this app. Highly recommend it.
My favorite app so far. (by MIGUEL OSORIO)
One of the best apps for running!!!
Running Log Free for iPhone

Running Log Free for iPhone

free app
by By Winkpass Creations, Inc.
2118 Ratings
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Record your workouts and rest days with RUNNING LOG, and see your history and trends on the visual calendar and summary.

To log a run, touch any calendar day. Then record:
* distance (km/mi)
* duration
* effort level
* type of run (cross country, intervals, race, etc. – choose from 15!)
* route name
* group runs
* rest days
* freeform notes

Associated icons appear on the calendar to give you a clear picture of your workout trends. View weekly or monthly totals below the calendar.

A summary screen provides statistics for the current month and grand total, including distance, duration and pace totals and averages. The summary screen also displays a scrollable list of all notes and data entered to date.

Whether you’re a pro or a casual runner, RUNNING LOG is an invaluable tool to help you stick to your goals and track your progress.

Some benefits of using Running Log:
* Make yourself accountable for each day
* See changes and improvements over time
* Share your success and strategies with others
* Better understand trends that may lead to injury
* Motivate yourself to improve your fitness

Running Log Free reviews

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GREAT (by Puddingness)
This is a great app that does exactly what you want. DON’T buy the full version unless you run twice in one day, it’s a great app.
Great! (by Llpihb)
This app is awesome! Best free running log by far. A must have if you are a runner!