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Best Running App Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

Running apps can help you keep track of your workouts and improve them over time. Vote for the best running apps here.

5K101 by Running Mate
Price: $2.99
Was getting in shape or tackling a 5K one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, this app can help you get up off the couch and start training for 5K. With 5K101, you'll need just 8 weeks to go from your first jog to a full-length, 30-minute run. As with basically all iPhone running apps, 5K101 uses the iPhone's built-in GPS to track the distance, speed, and other attributes of your runs. While this app is especially beginners, it can be useful for runners at all levels.
Download at iTunes
Gazelle GPS
Price: $2.99
Using an app while you run isn't easy. Your device is bouncing up and down and you don't want to stop moving, which makes it hard to tap a small onscreen icon. Gazelle addresses this by offering a screen with minimal extraneous features and large buttons, which makes the app easy to read and use while running. Like other running apps, Gazelle tracks your workout using your iPhone's built-in GPS, including your time, distance, lap speed, and more.
Download at iTunes
Hal Higdon Apps
Price: $9.99
The Hal Higdon suite of apps, developed by Bluefin Software, offer training for beginner and intermediate runners looking to tackle half or full marathons. The training programs in these apps are based on the work on Hal Higdon, the author of 35 books and a runner who's completed over 100 marathons. With these apps, you'll build up over a number of weeks until you're ready to tackle your race. Track your runs via GPS and graphs, and share your progress on Facebook and Twitter.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free or $0.99
MayMyRun is a full-featured running partner. It tracks your distance, pace, route, calories burned, and elevation, all using the GPS built into the iPhone. With its database of over 26 million running routes, you can find tons of new places to run. Sync data from the app with a MapMyRun.com account, or sync with devices like Nike+, Fitbit, and CycleOps Joule. Recent updates added support for cycling as well as tracking your nutrition and weight.
Download at iTunes

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