C25K is a proud sponsor of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is designed for new runners that want to learn how to run a 5K by following an 8 week plan. Upon opening the app, you are greeted with a motivational quote and exercise tips, and then you are free to begin your run. C25K has a day-by-day plan to make sure you reach your goal in about 30-40 minute workouts about 3 days each week.
This app makes building endurance seem less daunting and is a good place to start if you need specific direction and motivation. You can also listen to your own playlists while running, which can make a difference in terms of enjoying your workout and you can skip songs right on the app. Even if you lock your screen you can still hear the music, which prevents your phone battery from draining. Overall, if you want to learn how to run for distance and have no idea where to begin, C25K is definitely worth a try.