• New Challenge: Run Yourself Happy

    We know the beginning of the year can be challenging and we often feel the post-holiday slump. Give yourself a happiness boost with this running challenge. 

    Run as much as you can between January 20 and February 2 to pump up your endorphins in the new year.

    Interested? Here is what you need to know about this Challenge:

    Start: 20th of January, 2020

    End: 02th of February, 2020

    This is a Running Challenge which means only tracked Running activities with a GPS trace will be counted towards this Challenge. 

    If you enter an activity manually or edit an activity after completion, the activity will not count towards this challenge.

  • Manually linking an activity to a training plan

    If you want to link your activity to a training plan follow the easy steps in the article below:

    • Open the adidas Running app
    • Tap the “Progress” tab. 
    • Tap “Show more”.
    • Choose an activity and click on the three dots in the top right corner
    • Select "Link to a training day"
    • Now, click on the Plan that you are following
    • Choose the training day you would like to assign the activity to
    • Select "Link to this training day" 

    Once you successfully linked you’ll see a little message displayed indicating that the linking worked.

  • Runtastic PRO: Fadeout

    Time to retire Runtastic PRO!

    We want to provide you with an awesome app experience, no matter which of our apps you use. That’s why we are focusing our energy and working on the apps and products where we see the greatest potential.

    We wanted to let you know that we’ve decided to stop supporting the Runtastic PRO app. 

    This means that we’ve taken the app off the market and that there won’t be any more app updates for the Runtastic PRO app.

    Don’t worry, you can still find all your PRO features, your complete training history, and much more in the free Runtastic app.

    Have you joined one of our Challenges yet?

    Simply download the free adidas Running app and login with your current login details to keep your PRO features and all your history.

    We cannot activate your Premium Membership immediately in the adidas Running app, but don’t worry, there is a solution. When you log in to the adidas Running app, you will be offered a 1-year FREE renewal of your Premium Membership which will be effective immediately. Not only do you not lose anything, you get even more! 

  • Newsfeed

    The News Feed allows you to stay connected with your fitness friends, get motivated by their progress in any of our adidas Runtastic apps and gain extra accountability knowing that your friends can see when you are (or are not) doing your workouts. 

    Periodically, we will include some amazing content from our experts on the adidas Runtastic blog. Get a boost of motivation, training tips or healthy recipes directly in your adidas Runtastic apps News Feed when you need it most. 


  • adidas Running and iOS 11

    It’s time to say goodbye, we’re dropping iOS 11!

    Technology advances rapidly, with new devices coming out every year. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the pace and still provide a great app experience. 

    So, in order to provide you with the best user experience, we have decided to discontinue our support for iOS 11.

    As a result, we will no longer be able to fix any issues that are reported on iOS devices running iOS 11 or lower.

    What does that mean for you? 

    • In order to guarantee a smooth app experience, simply update to the newest available iOS version.
    • If your device can’t run a higher iOS version, you should still be able to use the app. However, we won’t be able to fix any reported bugs or issues within the adidas Running app on iOS 11 devices.

    Note: Once you remove the adidas Running app from your phone, you will not be able to download it on your iOS 11 device again.

  • Personal Goals

    While you could already set your Yearly Running Goal in the adidas Running app, you have now also the possibility to set yourself Personal Goals for the day, week, month, year or a goal that should be reached at a certain date*. Your Goals can be set as recurring goals or just as one time motivations.

    Follow these simple steps to set your goal for the first time:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Scroll down to "My Goals" 
    • Click on “Add Goal”
    • You can set Personal Goals for the sport types Running, Walking, Hiking, Cycling and Exercise**.

    Once you select the Sports type, you’ll need to choose your Goal attributes such as duration, distance, and frequency. 

    Recurring goals can be set to be repeated daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. While non-recurring goals can be set from the current date up to 3 years in the future. 

    Once a Personal Goal is set it will also be displayed in your Progress Tab under “My Goals”. Here you also have a more detailed overview of your current Goals such as the remaining amount of kilometers and the remaining time period that you have set.

    Once you track an activity that matches your Personal Goal criteria your Personal Goal will be updated to show you your current process accurately. 

    Delete or end a Goal:

    If you want to delete one of your current goals, simply follow the easy steps below:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Scroll down to "Your Goals" 
    • Tap on “Show all” 
    • Click on the three little dots next to the goal you would like to remove 
    • Chose “delete” or your goal

    Want to inspire your friends and family with your progress? Share your Goal on social media and let your friends and family be part of your success.

    **all activities tracked get counted to exercise

  • Polar Flow

    You can now connect your adidas account to your Polar account. This means that you are able to import activities that you track with your Polar device into your adidas account.


    To connect your Polar account to your adidas account, please follow the steps below:

    • Ensure that you have the latest version of the adidas Running app installed
    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear” icon in the top right corner
    • Choose “Partner Accounts”
    • Select the “Connect” button next to “Polar”
    • Enter your Polar account log in details

    Additionally, you can also connect your Polar account directly in your “Activity Setup” by following these steps below:

    • Tap the “gear” icon next to the start button on your activity screen
    • Click on “Partner Accounts” and select the “Connect” button next to “Polar”

    You’ll now see “GPS Watch Connected” on your Activity Setup screen.

    Once your account is connected, any sports activities that you do with your Polar device, once synced to your Polar account, will also be imported to your adidas account. A push notification will inform you when your activity is available.

    Polar Supported Devices

    This feature currently supports all Polar devices that run the Polar flow app.

    Which Data gets imported to Runtastic?

    The following data will be imported into Runtastic: Distance, Duration, Pace, Split Times, Elevation*, Calories, and Heart Rate. As Polar flow is designed differently, certain data such as Heart Rate Zones, Power, Cadence, Steps, Active Minutes, and Sleep will not be synced.

    Note: a “multisport session” is synced to Runtastic as separate activities. For example, if you track a triathlon activity, it will be imported to Runtastic as three separate sessions. (Swimming, Cycling, Running).

    * Once imported into Runtastic, you may notice a difference in the Elevation Values. It is, however, possible to edit these values using the instructions linked here.


    To disconnect your adidas account from your Polar account, please follow the steps below:

    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Choose “Partner Accounts”
    • Select the “Disconnect” button next to “Polar"

    To disconnect your Polar account directly on your activity screen do the following:

    • Tap the gear icon next to the start button on your activity screen

    Click on “Partner Accounts” and select the “Disconnect” button next to “Polar”.

  • Relive and the adidas Running App

    Would you like to re-experience amazing runs, bike trips, and hikes? Now you can capture your most memorable moments with Relive and adidas Running: Relive turns your activities into cool, 3D videos including photos, so you can visualize your activities. 

    Follow these simple steps below in order to set up Relive with your adidas Running app:

    1. Track your activities like runs, bike rides, and hikes with the adidas Running app.
    2. Download the free Relive app on your phone. 
    3. Register or login if you already have an account. 
    4. Click on “Import”. 
    5. Chose the adidas Running app from the App options given 
    6. Import your first activity.*
    7. Customize your activity (add photos, emojis, and notes) and press create. 

    Relive sends you an email or push message as soon as your personalized video is ready to be viewed and shared.

    * From now on, all your future adidas Running activities will show up under “activities” ready to be turned into stunning 3D videos.

    Note: The animated 3D maps are not available directly in the adidas Running app. You can share the videos on your social media channels through the Relive app. 

    Start tracking your activities today with adidas Running and capture your big moments! 

  • Challenges: Can I join more than one at one time?

    Yes! You can join as many Challenges as you like. Your activities can also count for multiple challenges if the activities fulfill the requirements for each Challenge as specified in the Challenge details.

  • Challenges: Where can I view my progress?

    If you want to view the Challenge progress, please follow these simple steps below:

    • Open the adidas Running app
    • Tap “Progress” on your tab bar
    • Select the appropriate Challenge by sliding through the cards
  • Challenges: Where can I give feedback?

    We’d love to hear what you think about the Challenges feature! Let us know your opinion by following the link here. Your input is greatly appreciated!

  • Challenges: Why hasn’t my activity been counted?

    There could be several reasons why your activity has not been counted towards a Challenge. You’ll find a list of the most common reasons below:

    • Your activity does not have a GPS trace
    • You tracked using the incorrect sport type
    • You added your activity manually
    • You edited your activity afterwards
    • You uploaded your activity tracked with your smartwatch to adidas Running after the Challenge finished

    Note: At Runtastic we want to encourage fair play and healthy competition. Therefore we have several mechanisms in place to ensure that only realistic activities will count towards a Challenge. Runtastic reserves the right to blacklist users with suspicious activities from the leaderboard and exclude them from the Challenge.

  • Challenges: Will my name always be displayed on the Leaderboard?

    Challenges include a leaderboard where you can compare your performance with fellow runners. When you join a challenge, your participation, progress, and rank in the leaderboard will be visible to other users.

    Note: If you opt out of the running leaderboard in your privacy settings, your name will no longer be visible.

  • Challenges: The Challenge has already started. Can I still join?

    Yes! You can join the Challenge at any time.

  • Challenges: What happens if I delete my activity?

    If you delete an activity, it will be removed from the Challenge. Once deleted, activities can not be recovered.

  • Challenges: How can I leave a Challenge?

    If you decide to leave a Challenge, you can do so by following the simple steps below:

    • Open the adidas Running app
    • Tap “Progress” on your tab bar
    • Select the Challenge you want to leave
    • Simply tap the three dots in the top right corner
    • Select “Leave Challenge”

    Note: Once you’ve carried out these steps, all your activities will be removed from the challenge. Should you decide to rejoin a challenge, your previous progress will not be taken into account.

  • Challenges: How do I join?

    Follow the simple steps below to view all available challenges and join your first one:

    • Open the  adidas Running app
    • Tap “Progress” on your tab bar
    • Scroll to “Challenges”
    • Simply tap on a Challenge for an overview – see how many participants are joining, how long the Challenge is running, etc.
    • Ready to push yourself? Just select “Join Challenge” 

    Note: Once you’ve joined, your name and rank will appear on the leaderboard and will be visible to all challenge participants.

  • Challenges: Can I track with a smartwatch?

    Yes. The following smartwatches synchronize directly with the adidas Runtastic platform:

    As soon as you’ve synchronized your activity with adidas Running, it will be counted towards the Challenge.

    For other smartwatches, you have the option to import your activity to adidas Running as a .gpx or .tcx file. For help with importing your activity, please see here.

    If you track an activity with more than one device, it will only count once towards your challenge.

  • Challenges: How do I ensure that my activity counts?

    Once you’ve joined, activities that comply with the challenge rules will be automatically linked and counted towards the challenge – there’s nothing you need to do manually.

    In order to ensure that your activity is linked to the Challenge, the following criteria must be set:

    • Your activity must have a GPS trace (unless otherwise specified in the Challenge details)*
    • Your activity must be tracked using the correct sport type for the Challenge (e.g Running)
    • Your activity must be tracked while the Challenge is active (the start and end time are always in your local time zone)

    If you track your activities with a smartwatch, please see the article linked here for more information.

    *If you enter an activity manually, edit an activity after completion, or track a treadmill activity, it will not count towards your challenge.

  • Challenges: What is a Challenge?

    Challenges will bring out the best in you! Challenges are competitions with a specific mission over a certain timeframe, as defined in the challenge details.

    Once you’ve joined, activities that comply with the challenge ruleswill be automatically linked and count towards the challenge. Track your performance and compare it to other users on the leaderboard!

  • Troubleshooting Heart Rate Monitor And Bluetooth Issues

    If you own a heart rate monitor (HRM) with Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart) capacity, you can use it to record your heart rate while tracking with the adidas Running app. Instructions on how to connect your device can be found here. 

    As there are many devices on the market from various manufacturers with different specifications, we cannot always guarantee that your device will work flawlessly with the app. However, the following tips will resolve many of the most common connection issues:

    Minimum Requirements (Android):

    Your phone: Android 5.0

    • Your heart rate monitor:  Bluetooth 4.0 capability (Smart) 
    • Your adidas Running app: Latest version installed from the Google Play Store

    Minimum Requirements (iOS):

    • Your phone: iOS10
    • Your heart rate monitor: Bluetooth 4.0 capability (Smart) 
    • Your adidas Running app: Latest version installed from the App Store

    Configure the following settings in your phone:

    • Make sure that bluetooth is turned on and that your phone screen is on
    • Close any background apps that may be using the sensor before connecting to the adidas Running app 
    • Do not connect the HRM directly in your phone’s bluetooth settings. If it already is connected there, be sure to disconnect it:

    Android: Settings > Bluetooth > tap the gear icon next to your HRM, and tap FORGET. 

    iOS: Settings > Bluetooth > tap “i” next to your HRM > Forget This Device.

    • Connect the HRM in the adidas Running app via the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button followed by “Heart Rate”. More info here. (link to connect HRM article) 
    • If you cannot establish a Bluetooth connection between the HRM and your phone, please try the following:
    1. Switch Bluetooth off and back on from your mobile device.
    2. Restart your mobile device. (Make sure you close out of all open apps before trying to reconnect)
    3. Disconnect and reconnect your HRM directly in the adidas Running app

    Make sure that the HRM itself is in good condition:

    • Check whether the battery of the device needs replacing
    • Make sure the device’s firmware is up-to-date
    • Wipe the sensor with a damp cloth and hand wash the belt well with soap and water as dirt can often cause connection errors.
    • Make sure the HRM is tight but comfortable around the chest to ensure a good connection; if the monitor moves or slips it may disrupt readings
    • Close the adidas Running app and remove the heart rate sensor from the strap. Wait 30 seconds, place the sensor back on the strap then reopen the app.
    • If this does not help, remove the battery and touch and hold both sensor points for at least 10 seconds. Wait 5 minutes then put the battery back in. 

    If your connection issues persist and the device’s LEDs are still working, it is possible that you’re experiencing a signal interference from a nearby app or device. In this case, please unpair your HRM from any previously paired apps or devices. Keep in mind that certain devices that transmit wireless signals could also be interfering with the connection, such as wireless headphones, wireless routers, or fitness machines, e.g. treadmills. You may need to move to a new environment away from any potential interferences.  

    Note: You can also track your heart rate using wireless headphones with integrated HRM (Bluetooth Smart Technology). Use these same troubleshooting steps if you have any difficulties with the connection.

    Still having trouble with the connection? Please submit a request below and include details of the phone and device you are using. 

  • Share a Status Post to the News Feed

    Do you want to let your fitness friends know how your training is going? Or have you simply got something interesting to share with the fitness community? Create a text status post and share it to the News Feed using the simple steps below:

    • Open the adidas Running app
    • Tap “News Feed” on your tab bar
    • Click the “New Post” button in the top left corner
    • Type your text update
    • Tap “Publish” in the top right corner

    If you wish to delete the post once it has been shared to the News Feed, follow the short steps below:

    • Open the adidas Running app
    • Open the News Feed
    • Select your text status post
    • Tap the three dots in the top right corner
    • Click “Delete” then confirm the deletion
  • Image Sharing

    Create your own custom image and share it to any of the platforms installed on your device, for example, Instagram, Facebook, or Whatsapp. 

    The Share screen will pop up immediately after you’ve saved your activity with the adidas Running app. Follow the simple steps below:

    • When the share screen pops up, tap “Create and share your image”
    • Click on any of the two icons displayed directly under your stats 
    • Now let’s create your image:

    Icon 1. Select a previous photo from your gallery or tap the photo icon to take a photo with your camera

    Icon 2. Select one of the default images that we’ve created for you. Look for new images around your favorite holiday! 

    • Tap “Share” in the top right corner
    • Select your preferred platform and inspire your family, friends, or followers with your adidas Running progress!
  • Apple Music

    If you’re subscribed to Apple Music, you can access four awesome Runtastic music playlists to accompany you during your workouts and help keep you motivated! To choose your playlist, follow the simple steps below:

    • Tap the Music Player icon on the left side of the “Start” button
    • Under “Music and Fitness” swipe through the available playlists
    • Tap on a playlist to view the song titles, artist names and the playlist duration
    • Select “Start” and your Runtastic playlist will begin playing
  • Notification Inbox

    Your received notifications will be available for you to read at any time in your brand new Notification Inbox. 

    The bell icon in the top right corner of your News Feed will tell you when you have a new notification waiting for you. Tap the icon to view your Notification Inbox, where you can look through your received notifications and check out what’s going on in your adidas fitness community.

    The following notifications* are currently available in your Notification Inbox: 

    • received and accepted friend requests
    • comments from friends on your activities
    • likes from friends on your activities

    *Your Notification Inbox will be continuously expanded, so keep your eye out for additional notifications in the future!

  • Edit an Activity

    In order to edit your activity in the adidas Running app, follow the steps below:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Your most recent activities will be displayed at the top of the screen. To view your full history, tap “Show more”
    • Tap the activity you wish to edit
    • Open the menu (three dots) at the top right to edit the details
    • Tap “Edit”
    • On the next screen, make changes to your Sport Type, Elevation Gain & Loss, Start Time & Duration, and Distance by tapping each value (the calories will be recalculated automatically*)
    • Additionally you can add your workout notes, take a photo, or choose one from your gallery and record your feeling and the running surface.  
    • Save your changes by tapping “Save” in the top right corner 
  • Apple Watch: Enabling Permissions

    Whether you wish to use the Standalone app (Watch Only) or the Second Screen function (Watch + Phone), there are some permissions you need to enable first on your iPhone. 

    To enable the permissions and set up your adidas Running app on the Apple Watch, follow the steps below:

    • Open the adidas Running app on your iPhone
    • Tap the “Profile” tab
    • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
    • Select “Apple Watch”
    • Follow the on-screen instructions

    When you reach the Permissions screen, GPS Location, Motion & Fitness* and Apple Health** must be toggled on.

    *If you are not able to toggle on Motion & Fitness, please navigate to “Privacy” in the Settings of your iPhone, tap “Motion & Fitness” and ensure that “Fitness Tracking” and “adidas Running” are activated. 

    **All categories must be turned on for the adidas Running app in Apple Health.

  • Apple Watch Second Screen

    Based on your feedback when we released the Standalone app, we have re-introduced the much-missed Second Screen feature for your Apple Watch!

    Features such as Voice Coach, LIVE tracking and the Music Player are once again available to use with your Apple Watch — just select “Watch + Phone” in the Apple Watch settings.

    However, you can still enjoy using the Standalone app by selecting “Watch only”.

    Choose your preferred mode by following the simple steps below:

    • Tap the “Profile” tab
    • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
    • Select “Apple Watch”

    The following versions are required to use the Watch + Phone mode on the Apple Watch:

    • watchOS 3 or higher
    • at least iOS9

    Note: GPS Location, Motion & Fitness, and Apple Health permissions must first be granted, in order for the app to work on the watch.

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): After your Activity

    Once you have pressed “Stop” on your watch, there’s just a few final steps to follow to complete your activity.

    For GPS-tracked outdoor activities:

    You will be asked for your “Feeling” and “Surface”, which you can select by turning the Digital Crown on the side of the watch. Tap “Save” to complete your activity.

    For Treadmill and Cycling (Ergometer) activities:

    You’ll be asked first to input your “Distance”. Tap each value and use the Digital Crown on the side of the watch to enter the kilometers you covered. Press “Continue” and then follow the same procedure to input your “Calories”.  Tap “Save” to complete your activity. 

    For all other indoor activities:

    Select your “Calories” burned using the Digital Crown to input the correct value and then press “Save” to complete your activity.

    If you stop the activity on your iPhone, the above steps must then be carried out on the phone instead of the watch. Your Activity Summary will always be displayed on the phone after your activity.

    Note: A summary of the steps you took during your activity will only be displayed in the Activity Summary if you use the “Watch only” mode.


  • Add a Manual Activity

    To add a workout manually in the adidas Running app follow these simple steps:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Tap “Add an activity manually” directly below “Recent Activities” 
    • Choose your activity type, then set a duration, distance and start time (the burnt calories are calculated automatically)
    • Save your workout by tapping "Next" followed by "Done" in the top right corner