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This free app is one of the most popular running apps out there—and there’s a lot out there. This feature-rich app will track your runs, jogs, and even cycling if you feel like switching it up. The tracking feature includes distance, speed and calories burned, and it even archives this information, so you can gauge your level of improvement over time. If you’re doing well, you can also share your results on Facebook with friends.
ICE: In Case of Emergency ($3.99)
Where’s your favourite place to run? Whether you like to hit the city streets or more hardcore backcountry trails, running can come with its share of risks. If you sprain an ankle, get clipped by someone else along the way, or experience any other worst-case scenario, this app can help. It keeps your emergency contacts stored and allows first responders to access your full medical history.
Easy 5K with Jeff Galloway ($3.99)
Olympian Jeff Galloway, who competed in the 1972 Olympics and has been coaching runners for more than 30 years, backs this app. Not bad for less than 5 bucks! Great for both beginners and more advanced runners, his seven-week program will whip you into shape in no time. As an added bonus, the app’s beat-sync technology will match your music’s tempo to your pace, so nothing will slow you down.
Zombies, Run! ($7.99)
This one is such a fun concept, we couldn’t resist including it on the list. Plus, what could make you run faster than being chased by brain-starved zombies? As you sprint away from the imaginary threat, this GPS-enabled app will track your progress and instruct you accordingly. Speeding up won’t only help you get in shape, it will also put more distance between you and the sound of scuffing feet.
Race Finder ($0.99)
This app is perfect for those who have moved beyond beating their personal bests. Whether you’re looking for a 5K race, 10K race or a full-blown marathon, this app will find it for you. Open it, and its GPS technology will locate any race happening in your area. So, what are you waiting for?