Nike today updated its Nike+ Run Club iOS app with a new Challenges feature that aims to help users stay motivated throughout the week by letting them see how their mileage stacks up against other users in the global Nike running community.

The new challenges appear in the Club section of the app. As of writing there are three challenges to join, including a 15K February Weekly Challenge, a 50K March Weekly Challenge, and a 100K March Weekly Challenge. Tapping on one sends you to a summary screen that tells you how many runners are currently participating and how long the challenge runs for.

nike run club challenge
Tapping on the Join button enrolls you in the challenge, but you can leave it at any time through the challenge overflow menu (the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen). It also looks like you can only participate in challenges if your privacy setting is set to "Friends (social)" or "Everyone (public)".

Completing challenges earns users achievement badges, similar to those found in Apple's Activity app. In addition to the weekly challenges, Nike says there will also be occasional special Nike Challenges, which sound a lot like Apple's seasonal/one-off challenges that many Apple Watch users will be familiar with.

The Nike app's last major feature update came in October, when Nike introduced Audio Guided Runs to coincide with the launch of Apple Watch Series 3 models.

The Nike+ Run Club app can be downloaded on the iPhone and all Apple Watch models, but with Nike+ models, there's an option to launch the Nike+ Run Club app from the exclusive Nike watch faces.

Nike+ Run Club is available from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

japanime Avatar
65 months ago
I can't express how much hate I have for the Nike+ Run Club app. I began using Nike+ back in 2006, and have logged more than 27,000 Nike+ miles. I eagerly bought the Nike+ edition of the Apple Watch — and the app has NEVER worked properly. It's slow, crashes all of the time, and is never able to complete a record a workout that is longer than 4 or 5 miles. AppleCare refuses to take responsibility because it's a "third-party" app.

Nike and Apple have lost any trust I had in either company.
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xDKP Avatar
65 months ago
I co-sign on this whole post! I was there since the beginning when I had to pay .99

I bought the apple Nike + watch and now just use Strava.
Posts like these (and my own) makes it hard to figure out why Nike isn’t focussing 110% an entire year for example on just making this damn thing work. We already have way more functionality than we need! Stability, speed and basic functions would be the thing marking my return
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FierceCorgi Avatar
65 months ago
Have to agree with the above. I really want to like the Nike+ app on my watch, the guided runs and now the new challenges are the kind of thing I like to use. But the app is slow to start, crashes frequently, and sometimes just gets wedged in a strange state. When it works, it's great - but that seems to be happening less and less often. Apple's Workout app is certainly less featured, but it actually works all the time.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xDKP Avatar
65 months ago
I dropped the Nike App on my S2 a while ago - the app just crashes and isn't fast enough... Might be good on a S3, but not my S2
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
angercmk Avatar
65 months ago
I can't express how much hate I have for the Nike+ Run Club app. I began using Nike+ back in 2006, and have logged more than 27,000 Nike+ miles. I eagerly bought the Nike+ edition of the Apple Watch — and the app has NEVER worked properly. It's slow, crashes all of the time, and is never able to complete a record a workout that is longer than 4 or 5 miles. AppleCare refuses to take responsibility because it's a "third-party" app.

Nike and Apple have lost any trust I had in either company.
I co-sign on this whole post! I was there since the beginning when I had to pay .99

I bought the apple Nike + watch and now just use Strava.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ak37 Avatar
65 months ago
Guided Audio Runs do not work in Australia. I also experience all of the issues mentioned above. I want to use the Nike app but use Strava, which is not perfect, but reliable on majority of runs.
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