Zombies, Run!

Get ready for the run of your life. Join 4 million runners on an epic adventure!

You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.

BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.”
WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.”
LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.”
CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.”
TIME - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."

“Evaded all zombie mobs :-) One of my best sprints ever; this app works!”
“This game will make you sweat. Perfect junction between game design and run tracker.”
“Just tried @zombiesrungame and for the first time in my life I feel truly alive.”

Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. It even works on treadmills!

Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You’ve got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse?

You become the hero in an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running really matters, and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well. Play the first four missions for free and unlock one extra mission every week.

Unlock 260+ story missions for unlimited play, plus Interval Training and Airdrop Mode.

Choose your own custom playlists: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings.

Saving the world not exciting enough? When you hear zombies on your six, it’s time to speed up. Can you escape every mob or will you drop some of your hard-earned supplies to distract them?

Every run, you’ll automatically collect vital supplies like medicine and ammo. Use supplies to build your very own post-apocalypse community. Do you strengthen your defences against the zombies or build a new farm? Share the results with your friends and find out who can make the brightest future for humanity.

Register on our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs, maps and stats!


Pro Membership subscriptions for Zombies, Run! are $2.99/month or $19.99/year. Legacy Membership is $7.99/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account after your confirmation of purchase. Your monthly subscription will automatically renew each month and be charged through your iTunes account, yearly subscriptions will automatically renew each year. Pro Membership renews at $2.99/month or $19.99/year, and Legacy Membership renews at $7.99/year, automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Full terms and conditions and our privacy policy are at https://zombiesrungame.com/eula/ and https://www.zombiesrungame.com/terms respectively

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

Zombies, Run! App Description & Overview

The applications Zombies, Run! was published in the category Health & Fitness on 2012-02-27 and was developed by Six to Start. The file size is 266.27 MB. The current version is 6.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

Season 6 is here! With it, we've tidied up our app and eradicated more zombies bugs from their hiding places deep in the code. That means you'll have smoother runs – all the better to escape the looming zombie hordes.

It's time to raise the gates, Runner 5!

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Zombies, Run! Reviews

Alyse Shyr

Some issues  Alyse Shyr  3 star

I love the app, but every time it's supposed to switch over to music in between, it exits out of the app and I have to start the mission over. I will change it to 5 stars if this is fixed.


Crashes and makes you start over  JoeLee  3 star

I really like this app and the story but in 4 story missions the app has crashed and when I go back I have to start that mission all over again and hear the same dialogue. I also wish you could pause a mission and resume at another time. At least I haven't been able to do that. I really want to do more but with the bugs I'm reluctant to buy


Good app  michcariad  4 star

Overall I like this app good storyline makes you want to push a little harder to pick up needed items. I've recommended it to several people. The premise is good and it's not super cheesy for a zombie game. I have two issues Mine glitches though and I'll have to start back over I've heard the first chapter So many times I'm about to delete the app if it happens again. Also I don't use mine out side only at the gym is there a way to record this or make it a mode? Or if it is where do find it to make it this way.

A Sigurdsson

Whoa! Super fun app!  A Sigurdsson  5 star

I recommend his app to anyone who has been trying to start a running routine but couldn't stay interested. The video-game elements of the app let you "level up" and accomplish goals that take the focus off the fact that you're "exercising." I have a very hard time motivating myself to workout, but this app makes me want to just keep running (well, walk/jog/run at this point). The storyline is fun and compelling, the growling zombies are surprisingly motivational--I haven't run that fast in years! Love the voices, the format, and the entire idea. I'm hoping to be in good enough shape to run the Halloween Race in 2 months. Thank you guys! Next step: make it work with VR glasses!


Problem with Apple Watch  Emily1994kc  3 star

I love everything about the app, but ever since I purchased a membership my Apple Watch won't connect to Abel township. When I get ready for my run, I turn the app on my phone and try to get it all set up on my watch as well but then it gives me the messages "contacting abel" or "connecting to iPhone, please make sure phone is connected to bluetooth" and never shows up. everything is set up properly but it never comes up on my watch. I have the 1st generation Apple Watch and iPhone 6s. Just really disappointing because I love the app but I'd rather buy a membership with a different running app that communicates with my Watch properly. Hopefully there's a resolution for this issue soon.


I wanted to love this  Analog44  2 star

I even talked it up to my running friends. I downloaded it, got my shoes, and started my run. I was so excited! Zombies! and running!!! YESSSS Started episode one.. got through some of the beginning and no music played after they stopped talking. I stopped the app and started my run again. No music. I stopped the app and started outside music-worked! Awesome! Back on to the mission! Came to a song I didn't care for, hit skip on the song. App stopped tracking my run. No more interludes from the characters, no more collecting items. Nothing. Gave up and looked at my total time on the app-I had my phone and gps on and no other issues... ran 2.1miles in 2.32MINUTES?! What? I tried another run to finish the episode. I heard the same section 4 times. I finally quit again. This app seemed the coolest thing since sliced bread to me, and it fell flat for me both times I tried it. I even was prepared to pay the EXPENSIVE yearly subscription, but not with how buggy this is.


Paid for Pro but don't have it!  lynneannec  1 star

I have contacted support twice and they will not respond! I paid $24.99, please contact me!


I want to run!  Vjon6106  5 star

I never run without it excellent story great voice acting. Only suggestion is I wish there was an option to completely turn off my music when the story continues or zombie Chase. Because for me it's all about the story. And also I wish the game was more interactive like war craft or something zombies attacking the fence more action this app is capable of much more! Love it!


Love this app!  ClaireRedfield89  5 star

I love this running app. I absolutely hate running and have never been able to do it for very long, but this has changed that. I find myself being able to run for much longer periods of time and actually wanting to run to find out what happens next in the story. Thanks for helping me be more motivated to exercise and be healthier.

Susan Syn

Amazing app  Susan Syn  5 star

I'm not a runner. I barely ever run, even on a treadmill at the gym. This app keeps you motivated and really makes it seem like a life or death situation. The story is funny and intriguing, I just got back from my first run and I want to go again just to hear the next part. It keeps you focused, and enabling zombie chase is a good way to help build up stamina for sprinting. I used to use Nike Run to track walks/ attempts at jogging but I'll be using this from now on.


This helps me so much  skullcap1218  5 star

I needed to move around laying around felt awful. so I started two months ago just walking around the neighborhood I would count laps the most was 4 laps I have a big area to cover lol. Three weeks in and I started to get worried about getting bored with it. I would to Jurassic Park Audio book that goes so far and I know music would not motivate me to push me far. Then I remember someone saying about you hearing zombies chase you in your ear I'm thinking yeah I sure don't want to get eaten. I tried it for free that gave me five missions and when I realized it's a story I was so hooked. After the free missions were done I payed for the year 19.99. I did that because I knew I'll be using this a lot I love felling that I'm apart of the story. Thinking zombies and other people are out there trying to get me love it. This post marks 9 weeks of walking and speed walking and with this app five weeks this app helps me push harder to survive from the dead and this is helping me write more after every mission I write a personal log by runner 5 on what was going through my head while doing the missions on Twitter and Facebook I so enjoying to that. This is so worth my money and time keep up with the great stories. 🖖🏻


I wish I could give it six stars to start  Nursedoe  5 star

I used the zombies 5k app to go from Couch to five k. I am still finishing up season one of the missions because I enjoy trying all the other parts of the app like the interval training. I often laugh when I listen on my runs. And twice I have cried. Yep seriously started crying during two particularly sad scenes. My favorite app.

Former whole living subscriber

Apple Watch App doesn't connect  Former whole living subscriber  4 star

I really like this exercise app and I upgraded and paid for a membership. The watch app on the other hand is buggy. It doesn't always connect to my phone and yesterday I couldn't get it to stop a run. I stopped it on my phone but didn't realize the workout was still logging on my watch until an hour and all that incorrect 60 minutes was added to my exercise and movement goals. Since I can't correct the error it will mess up my goal. I'm hesitant to use the watch app in the future because of this.


I'd give 5 stars but...  LBombBa  3 star

Updated: Let me start off by saying I hate running. The only time I run is too the bathroom or if I'm getting chased. That's why I thought this app was so great for me. I love zombies and getting chased is fun, when its a game! However, chases are unpredictable. Three missions in a row, I'll get 2-4 chases in 30min. Awesome! The the next five missions I don't get chased at all. Not sure if it's a bug or just that random. But I wish if I had chases on, I'd at least get chased once each mission. Update: I'm removing a star because the in-app music fails 99% of the time. My music is downloaded to the phone, in a playlist, following all the recommendations, and it never works. If it does, it sticks to one song and repeats.

Non-Stop #9

Flawless  Non-Stop #9  5 star

Awesome app for running. Combines story with fitness flawlessly. It makes running more interesting for those just starting off and also seasoned runners. The only thing I really want from this app is the ability to link it to my Fitbit. Get the app and go run!


Love love love this app!  LindaHoltz  5 star

This app is so amazing! I've never been this motivated to run. Six to start is quick to respond to mails, there is groups on twitter and Facebook and even some unofficial ones with 5's who just want to share their runs! It's like watching a series that you can't stop, but you have to keep running while watching!!!! Nothing short of fantastic!


Stopped progress at lock screen  major41501  1 star

This app seemed like it would be so fun and motivational. I am not an avid runner, so I grabbed this app to help me look forward to running. I used the app for one run and have since deleted it. I only intended to run 2 mi, which is a lot for me. First, it didn't start my music after the first scene. I set it to access a playlist directly through the app. When that failed, I started the music through the music app. When I returned to this app, it had exited the mission, resetting it to the beginning. I started the mission again, this time setting the music to "external," but every time the phone locked, the app exited and reset the mission again - three times before I just quit and finished my run. I am so mad that not only did I miss progressing in the mission, but my run wasn't even tracked at all. Going back to the fantastic Nike Run app now. Forget this mess! 😡

Yes please22

Fitbit?????  Yes please22  5 star

I'm a big fan of this app. Provides a fun way to exercise. I hope they find a way to sync with Fitbit users. That be pretty awesome


I used to love this app  Shphys  1 star

I have two major complaints and some minor ones. One of the major ones is no zombies chase you if you don't fall into the range of the game. I think those of us that are slower should get chased too. 2nd big complaint is unless you buy their passes you can only download only 1 mission per week. Which I don't like but ok. Problem is all the downloaded games don't move with you when you have new phone. I had downloaded about 15 missions to complete on long practice for marathon and all gone. 😡

Done widdit

Craptastic  Done widdit  1 star

Not lowering music during mission updates. It's like you're trying to make it worse. AND ITS PAUSING MID RUN AGAIN!!!!!!!!

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