A fun creative way to remain motivated for low-level walk or run training Good voice actors.
Great concept but super frustrating delivery 2/5
The story line is awesome and it’s such a fun and interesting idea. However, I’ve had the app freeze and then crash continuously. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if there were some way to skip sections like in other c25k apps, but instead you’re totally stuck redoing your run over and over until the app stops crashing. I eventually just deleting and downloaded something else. It’s too frustrating to be halfway through a run only to find out the app froze long ago and you have to start all over. I would totally download again if they found a way to fix the issues. Bummer!
Old Runner. 5/5
I got Zombies, Run! (The main app) when it first came out and loved it. Now, years later, I'm nowhere close to where I used to be, but wanted to keep with the idea-the Abel township story was what used to keep me running regularly. So when I went to re-download it, I found this! Perfect!!!
It has the perks of hearing the Doctor and Sam Yao, but with a motivating, encouraging storyline.
Keep it up!
Keeps crashing 1/5
By Updated Frustration
This app keeps crashing. Progress is lost and there’s no way to add it back in.
Fun app 5/5
If your thinking of a doing a 5k training app this is the one to use. Very fun!
Ran longer than I ever have before! 5/5
By Amberli Raven
Last fall, I started using ZombiesRun5K to see if I can run longer. At first, I was embarrassed and felt dumb that I could barely run the 10 seconds the app would ask. On Week 4, I found myself running nonstop to a full 3-minute song. I’ve never been able to do that in my entire life, and I was in track in high school!
Best advice: stick with it! I had to stop cuz of winter weather, but I’ll be kicking back up again in April. The story makes me want to keep going :D
Great program, but buggy 2/5
By Werden tier
I love the story and the training regimen. Way better than other running programs I have tried. However, it crashes a lot and you can’t resume where you were when it crashed, meaning you have to start all over again in the session. Super frustrating!!
Great concept if you can get it to work 1/5
I loved the concept of this. The intro was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait to get I to it. Tried the first “workout” and it kept freezing up and crashing. Finally got to get through the whole workout and it crashed again, erasing my progress. Decided to just not worry about it and went on to workout 2 on the scheduled day. Crashed twice and here I am now. Really wish I could use it but it’s just not working for me.
Best 5K training app I’ve tried! 5/5
I love this app it is both entertaining and fun. Also I have tried a few different 5K training apps and this one by far has be best program for building up endurance and speed. Try it- you’ll love it!
It just works! 4/5
I’ve tried a lot of apps and this one is just great! With others either music doesn’t work or the program is just not what I need....love the free form runs!
I would really like to choose the next workout without scrolling through the pages. Also, when I click on stop after my run, it takes quite a while to complete.
Very motivational 5/5
I love the theme, it keeps me motivated, but what I love the most is the verbal cues to either walk or run. 👍🏻 I look forward to my workouts with Z5K.
Best running app ever 5/5
Never I thought I would have fun running but alas I am
Runs are still disappearing 1/5
I really like this this app and even purchased the full version zombie run, but I noticed that my runs are disappearing. I thought this was suppose to be fixed with the update, but it’s still happening.
I had to repeat a run log 3x already. That’s the only reason I gave it a
Update.... runs are still disappearing . This is the 4th time I’m repeating a run
Over the glitches 2/5
I love the idea behind this. It motivates me to run more. But... I’ve tried to do the same run 4 different times now and tried different scenarios each time. I got half way and it shut me out of the app. And then tried again and it froze. I’m deleting the app. Tired of being frustrated.
Could be great but too buggy!! 2/5
I like the pacing and the story is fun, but for the last several weeks the app has frozen and crashed halfway through my run every day. NOT helpful. I’ll have to find another app for now. :/
Great training app! 5/5
I absolutely love this running app. Before trying this I couldn’t keep a steady pace for too long but now with the training I can run constantly for a good amount time and seeing improvements every time I run with the Zombie 5k. Love the story with the run just like the regular Zombie Run and always look forward to having this on when I’m running. I’m hoping the app can have further training after I’m done going through all the runs.
Love Running Now! 5/5
I have hated running since I was a kid. But when I wanted to lose weight, running was one of the most efficient was, so I dreaded the treadmill everyday. That is... till I started running with the Zombies. Now I can’t wait for the next run! Slimming down quickly too... thank you!
Waste of money! 1/5
I cannot even use the game, it keeps duplicating and when I go into my health folder it disappears,and goes onto my home screen.When I try to go onto my home screen it goes into my folder.The app is low quality and the voices are robotic.I deleted the app ,and it is still there , it is using my space and I cannot even use it! I want a full refund this was a complete rip off!
Crash city! 3/5
This app is great when it works...been stuck on week 4 day 2 for 3 runs straight due to crashes and lost runs
Apple Watch App Needed! 4/5
Please add ASAP.
15 second fix, yay! 5/5
I love this app! Mine does not crash, but the 15 second walk run drills were definitely not always 15 seconds. So I’m excited Six to Start is fixing this bug.
The voice acting is great! You get to know some of the secondary characters better, and the overall tone is lighter and more optimistic than the main game. (The plot if the 5k trainer takes place early in the first season of the main game.)
I adore the main game too of course.
Zombies run 5K 5/5
I always use this to train for my next 5K. Great for race day too.
Want it to work again 1/5
Bad update, app won't let me even start the run
Great for training 5/5
I haven’t had any issues with crashes or bugs so far has so good exercises and pretty good motivation with a small amount of story wish there were more apps like this.
UPDATE: app crashes and loses my workouts after I finish them. I can’t even fast forward through it again so it can be marked as complete. I just let it go through it again while I go about my business. Annoying AF.
The walk/run cues are not working correctly. It was "run for 15 seconds ok great now walk". I ended up counting my own 15 seconds just to do the workout. Has nobody heard of a soft opening? Have people try it and then work out the bugs before you release it? Very disappointed in you all. Get it together.
Good prequel to get in shape for the big app 4/5
I initially tried to jump right into the Zombies! Run! app but quickly discovered that I was not nearly in shape enough to handle it. This app uses the same format to get you able to handle the running needed to really play the full app.
Fun but buggy 2/5
I've had the audio cut itself off more than once and there's currently no way to replay the unlocked audio tracks to hear what I've missed. This is a pretty big flaw in an app built on telling a story. It's really inconvenient that the only way to hear story elements that I've missed is to do the entire mission over again and I'm not really willing to give up another 50 minutes just because the audio bugged out.
Aaaaaaaaaand it crashes upon opening. 2/5
Can't even open it to send a report... It just keeps on crashing the moment I try to open. It
Love, love, love this game! 5/5
I used to joke that I would only run if something was chasing me- and that's still true! This app has actually made me love running. Love the new update and love the storyline!
Good stuff 5/5
I like how personalized the narration is; the acting is great and it really feels like they're talking to you directly. The exercise is the perfect difficulty level, too. I think this is the longest I've stuck with a fitness program app.
Requires you to let them connect to your Apple Music 1/5
I didn't let the app connect to Media Player so it wouldn't let me run any courses. I only have 5 songs in my iTunes library and I don't want to listen to those 5 over and over. I'm deleting this app. I'll just use RunKeeper with interval tracing enabled. It connects to your Spotify.
No run interval 1/5
By Ndaind didnsisn
I had the app a while ago and loved it. However, the running intervals are non existent. Went to the first episode with intervals and it just told me to walk the entire time. People have been complaining about it for awhile and this 5 star app has gone down to one star. It should really be fixed soon.
Great idea, mediocre execution 2/5
The run walk drills are great...when they work. The run intervals (15,30,45 seconds, etc.) are often cut off far too early and make it difficult to keep track of how long to run.
1 second run times 1/5
I used this app the first time today, and in one breath it said to run then less than a second later it says to walk. Very very frustrating. I loved the Zombies, Run app but am working on building up my running again after a hiatus. Disappointed. Hope they fix it
Not working 1/5
I am trying to restore my progress from before the update and on the "forgot password" page there is no way to press "enter" (return does nothing!!)
5 star app - now crashes 1/5
I've used this app off and on for years. Took me from a non-runner to jogging a 5k. It's been great until this last update. App crashes and the split times are off. Really is disappointing - hope they fix it soon.
Not usable at the moment 1/5
Not even usable in its current version. Got to week 8 and now the app crashes on start. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, restarted my phone, no luck.
Crashes Everytime 1/5
I first used this app three years ago to help me get into running and I wanted to use it to rebuild my strength this year but since the most recent update I've only been able to get it to run once without crashing and that required uninstalling and reinstalling right before my run. I really want to use the app but I can't uninstall and reinstall the app every single time I want to open it. If this issue could just get fixed this would go back to being a five star app.
The one time I did get it to run I didn't have any issues with the walk run times though.
This used to be my go to app for short intervals but since this latest update the runs times are off or non-existant.
App has it's flaws, but overall great 4/5
I first used this app in 2013 to help me get in shape, and it was a good app, but there were several problems with it for me: it would often crash in the middle of runs and the runtimes were always off. With the most recent update, the app has much better performance for me. I've never had it crash once during a run, and the walk/run drill timer is doing a much better job on average then before, although I do use a watch to double check that I'm walking and running for the right amount of time. The story line is fantastic, and it has been great motivation to get me back into better shape again.
Secondly, the customer support for this app is absolutely fantastic. I've had a crashing bug that we found a workaround for, but the customer support has been amazing in helping figuring out why the bug is happening and how to fix it. If I could give them 10 stars just for customer support I would.
Used to be awesome 1/5
Since recent update the doctor (coach) says "run" then two seconds later "slow to walk" - the timing is completely wrong since update. UNUSABLE IN THIS STATE - please fix asap so we can change our reviews back to five star.
Runtimes off 1/5
This USED to be an amazing app. The update basically broke it. It basically works by making you do walk run drills. Extending the run time and shortening the walk time as you progress. Only problem is that since the update the run times are way off. Ex If you are supposed to run for 1 minute it will be less than two seconds into the run before it tells you your one minute run is done. It's a shame it used to be a great app
Can't sign up 1/5
It won't let me sign up
Update ruined the app 1/5
Former 5 star, now it crashes every time I try to open it. Basically unusable now. I will never understand the obsessive need of developers to "fix" what isn't broken.
I like the idea.... but the run times are off 3/5
When ever I go out for a run the speaker say something along the lines of. "Now run" and 1 second later "now walk".... I would love the running time to be correct!!! I like the app otherwise... but this part is frustrating!
Crashes on startup 99% of the time. Ridiculous.
I want to like this update.... 3/5
I love that this app has finally been updated and supports pandora and Spotify but it seems there are still a few bugs to be worked out. The app keeps crashing when I try to open it and once it finally did open, crashed when I tried to end my run. Once I was in there though, it was visibly streamlined and more attractive looking inside the app. Just as soon as the crashing is fixed, this app will be amazing again!
Former 5-star now buggy 2/5
This app used to be amazing. I was excited for the new update (and even waited to restart) but I've had nothing but problems with it. Today, my backup alarm killed my run after I was more than halfway through. 😡
Denied Motion bug (Update) 5/5
Look, this really is a five star app. It gets a one because the latest update is so frustrating and keeping me from running. I was finally able to restore purchases, but when I try to go run a mission, it says "motion denied" with no way to fix the problem. Until the bug is fixed there's no way for me to use the app. :(
Update: support was wonderful. I emailed them and they got back to me soon with a fix. Then they released the new update for the app. The entire app is non-functional and crashes every time I launch it. Sad because I love this app.
App is broken. 1/5
By New Cajon Drummer
I love this app so much! I have used it over the years to get into shape. The current version of it is broken for me. If I try to start a workout, nothing happens. Unfortunate that such a great app would have so many problems.