5 Awesome Running Apps You Don’t Know About

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5 Awesome Running Apps You Don’t Know About

Popular running apps like RunKeeper and Map my Run may already be on your phone, but if you are looking to shake things up, give one of these top running apps try!

5 Awesome Running Apps You Don’t Know About

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While some apps have other fitness tracking, Runtastic is made just for runners. It includes personal training features that can get you through speed work or a tempo run. You can even have a virtual coach voice talk to you or get applause from a crowd. The best feature is the ability to load up a “power song” which will start to play if you starting lagging behind.

Price: Free for standard app. Upgrades starting at $0.99.

Strava Run

This app is extremely well designed and easy to follow. It allows you to use your own GPS watch or your phone to track the run. The information return is great and it even includes elevation changes in your run. The best part of this app is the social aspect! You can compete with other runners by sharing your stats. You can also create challenges with yourself and other runners.

Price: Free for standard member. Starting at $5.99 a month for premium.

Charity Miles

Running is pretty amazing all by itself, but this app gives you even more reasons to log miles. The very basic running tracker has no frills, but it allows you to turn your miles into donations to your favorite charities. For every mile you run your chosen charity earns 25 cents! The money is sponsored by corporate sponsors.

Price: Free

Rock My Run

If you are all about the music, this app is for you! This app plays music from your chosen genre for you while you run. No more fixing playlists and the music includes high energy DJ mixes. It even adjusts the tempo of the music to match your running pace or to try to motivate you to run a little harder.

Price: Free for standard member. Starting at $2.99 month for premium membership.

Zombies, Run 3

Talk about an entertaining run! Zombies, Run 3 immerses you in an action-packed game and story mixed to your own music. Basically their script blends in and out of your playlist. If you need interval training you can turn on a trilling zombie chase that will force you to speed up to escape the hordes! If this app doesn’t break up your normal routine, I don’t know what will!

Price: $3.99

All of the apps are available for both iphone and android.

This post is co-shared on RunHaven today!

I am also linking up this post to Jill Conyers  Fitness Friday! Thank you so much Jill for the linkup.

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Your turn!

What is your favorite running app?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:20-04:00 November 19th, 2014|Fitness, Motivation/ Inspiration, Newbie Running, Running|21 Comments


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  2. jennifer May 28, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I am download the run zombie app right now. i could use a little more excitement on my runs lol great post!

  3. jill conyers May 27, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Zombies is new to me! I’m intrigued enough to check it out 🙂

    Have a fab day Julie! xoxo

  4. Mary Beth Jackson May 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Oh my! I am looking for the Zombie app as I type this- that sounds like a fun way to break up a run!

  5. Jessica Joy @The Fit Switch May 26, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

    These are so cool, and what a great variety. And the zombie run is hilarious!!! Oh my gosh, I want to make something like it, but in musical style or something, because zombies freak me out. lol. But, I am still really curious about that. And the charity run app…what a great idea. So perfect for so many good people. : ) Thanks for sharing, Julie. Looking forward to getting to know you better as well. Glad you linked up. : )

  6. Mary Beth Jackson November 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I have heard a few people mention that Zombie app- I need to take a look at that one- sounds pretty funny!

    • JulieWunder November 24, 2014 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Yeah- Sort of crazy. A friend told me about it!

  7. Sami November 21, 2014 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Great apps! I have used charity miles and think its awesome but have never used any of the others. Thanks!

  8. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 20, 2014 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I love Charity Run! Someone told me about it during my marathon in January. I plan to use it during my marathon next year!

    • JulieWunder November 20, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

      So cool huh? Free money for people that do good things. Doesn’t get better than that. I think I’m sending mine to the homeless puppies and kittens 🙂

  9. Teresa November 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I’m a huge fan of Zombies, Run! as well.

  10. definitely had not heard of the zombie app! LOL

    • JulieWunder November 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      I know! I’ve been asking around for tips on this article and a friend shared the app with me. Crazy!

  11. Harold November 19, 2014 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I found a app called runsafe. It has all your normal running app stuff, but it also has a panic button on the run screen you set up to notify people in your contacts. In case you get hurt or don’t feel safe while out on hot run. Thanks hope this is helpful

  12. lori reimer (@sassyrunnergurl) November 19, 2014 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Love Rock my Run used it last weekend to rock my first marathon the Richmond Marathon, and in a skirt! Use Runtastic love it! My running partner uses Strava and Charity miles! Great apps Julie will have to check out Zombie Run 3! Thanks for sharing Julie!

  13. lori reimer (@sassyrunnergurl) November 19, 2014 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Love these, used Rock my Run this weekend when I Rocked the Richmond Marathon, in a skirt by the way! I used Runtastic during training runs. My running partner uses Strava and Charity miles. Great apps Julie thanks for sharing!

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