Road ID (iOS, Android: Free)

Road ID is a safety tool that can help runners let their friends and family know that they are safe while out running or jogging. It creates an electronic breadcrumb trail for runners’ friends and family to follow along them through a map link sent via SMS or email.

Moreover, the running app also sets up an In Case of Emergency card included your emergency contacts and health information such as blood type and allergies that can be used as a lock-screen wallpaper. 

RockMyRun (iOS, Android: Free)

Installing RockMyRun on your phone before you hit the trail can provide a welcome backbeat synced to your pace. You can use the music to inspire you to pick up the pace and the app also adjusts music to match your steps or heart rate. You can also adjust the music manually so that it matches your beats per minute.

RockMyRun’s name hints at its focus on running, but it can use even you stay at home to exercise and provide a steady beat while you are working out on your treadmill.

Runcoach (iOS, Android)

The hardest part of starting out any fitness program is taking that first step. To make it easier, use Runcoach. This app looks to get you up and run, offering training schedules customized based on your fitness level and what you are striving to do.

Runcoach sets a timetable based on your input data, including how many days per week you can run. The data you rack up can be synced with Fitbit, HealthKit, Strava, Runkeeper, and Garmin.

Couch-to-5K (iOS, Android: $2.99) 

Produced by Active.com, Couch-to-5K is designed to gently ease casual runners and joggers into running 5K courses over time. It is aimed to build up a runner’s stamina from wheezing wreck to race-winner by providing users with a training course of 20 to 30 minutes, three times per week during nine weeks.