Make fitness fun so you’ll actually do it.

A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™) is your new favorite excuse to exercise. Your real-world activity fuels your in-game character. Will you survive the wasteland and earn your medal, or will you become zombie food?

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Make fitness fun so you’ll actually do it.

A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™) is your new favorite excuse to exercise. Your real-world activity fuels your in-game character. Will you survive the wasteland and earn your medal, or will you become zombie food?

Watch video View All Virtual Races

Make fitness fun so you’ll actually do it.

A Step Ahead (formerly The Outbreak™) is your new favorite excuse to exercise. Your real-world activity fuels your in-game character. Will you survive the wasteland and earn your medal, or will you become zombie food?

Watch video View All Virtual Races

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Most people struggle to find the motivation to exercise, and even when they do, it’s super boring. That’s why we created A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™).

A Step Ahead™ helps you crush your fitness goals by turning your real-world steps and exercise into an interactive adventure in the zombie wasteland. Jumpstart your motivation and finally have fun with fitness.

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Use your real-world steps and exercise to run from and battle zombies on an interactive fitness adventure in the zombie wasteland.

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adventure solo or with friends

Getting started is simple. Just choose your virtual run, download the app, and get active.

1. Select a Virtual Race

2. Get Active Walking or Running

3. Earn Your Medal

A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™) virtual runs with medals

Each mission is connected to the larger ASA™ world and uncovers a piece of the ongoing story. Start at the beginning and play through the seasons in sequence, or dive right into the thick of things.

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Season 1, race 1

It’s finally happened… zombies have taken over! A message is looping on the radio: There’s a bunker 60 miles outside the city and it’s taking in survivors. Will you escape the city or be turned by the horde?

60MI / 96KM

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Season 1, race 2

The Happyvale nuclear power plant is on the verge of disaster. Can you cover 110 miles in time to prevent a cataclysmic nuclear meltdown from creating an unstoppable army of radioactive zombies?

110MI / 177KM

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Season 1, race 3

A grueling race against time to break the siege of the Wardens’ treetop fortress, Crusoe, is complicated when a ravenous pack of zombie wolves picks up your scent. With the wolfpack hot on your heels you’ll have to move quick if you’re to survive and save The Wardens.

90MI / 144KM

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Season 1, race 4

Take a walk on the zombie side and play as a newly-turned zombie on a “recruitment” mission to outrun an angry human mob while satisfying your insatiable hunger for brains. Switch sides to play as a zombie in the first of our Zombie Play series.

60MI / 96KM

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Season 1, race 5

Brave zombie elves, robot reindeer, and the biggest, angriest zombie Santa you’ve ever seen as you traverse an excessively large shopping mall to rescue a group of kids who went to the old mega-mall searching for holiday goodies.

95MI / 152KM

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Season 2, race 1

Race against the clock to rescue Dr. Janice Flemings, the world’s leading (and possibly last) expert on the zombie virus. She’s currently bunkered in a lab that’s under assault by… surprisingly focused and organized zombies.

75MI / 120KM

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Season 2, race 2

The Vanguards learn of a mysterious and deadly cult hiding within the ranks of the Wardens. Tasked with tracking the cult deep in the woods, what the Vanguards find there will change everything they know about the zombie apocalypse.

Faction Series 1/3

90MI / 144KM

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Season 2, race 3

Having learned that the Fallen are much more than the result of a simple virus , the Vanguards must now race across the vast southern desert to reach Mesa, the Enclave of the Reavers, where they must convince their leader, Big Betty, that the Fallen threat is more than it seems.

Faction Series 2/3

150MI / 241KM

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Season 2, race 4

Travel to the city The Estate has turned into their own private fortress to investigate strange communications and rumors of “smart” zombies circumventing The Estate’s advanced defenses.

Faction Series 3/3

65MI / 104KM

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NEW! Season 2, race 5

Rumor has it the Big Guy has been turned into a zombie. Time to catch him and stop him before he does any harm. Along the way you’ll find scores of lookalike zombies that someone dressed up as Bigfoot to throw you off the trail.

35MI / 56KM

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Season 0, race 1

Your normally safe and comfortable University town has been overrun by zombies and the military is getting ready to carpet bomb everything within a 25 mile radius. Will you clear the blast radius in time?

This special side mission does not include a medal.

25MI / 40KM

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NEW! Season 3, race 1

A dangerous storm is on its way and your makeshift safehouse looks like it’s going to be wiped off the map. You’ll have to outrun both the storm and The Horde if you’re going to make it to safety.

This special side mission does not include a medal.

40MI / 64KM

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NEW! Season 3, race 2

The Aliens have invaded and are capturing every human they catch! Escape the countryside where the aliens are rounding everyone up and make it to the fortified bunker deep inside the city!

60MI / 96KM

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Medals aren’t your thing? Try one of our 2-6 week timed Virtual Challenges.

Supports all your favorite wearables and apps

A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™) syncs directly with popular devices like Apple Watch, Fitbit and Garmin, or you can sync your activity from your favorite wearable or fitness app through Apple Health (on iOS) or Google Fit (on Android). 

Don’t have a wearable? No problem! A Step Ahead™ can sync steps using just your smartphone. Just remember to bring it with you!

FAQs

No. You can walk and exercise throughout the day and the A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™) app will sync all of that activity when you open it. You can then use all the activity you accrued to advance your adventure forward at any time.

In each ASA™ Mission you’ll be chased from behind by an enemy horde (like zombies, aliens, robots and more). If you fall behind, you risk being captured or assimilated. You stay ahead of the horde and progress toward your distance target using your steps.

Along the way, you’ll run into obstacles that block your path. Obstacles range from everyday packs of enemies to creatures, monsters, barricades, and boss villains. You use your exercise to battle/conquer obstacles, as well as heal yourself and/or your teammates when you take health damage.

In game, you get some exercise points just for walking, but you can make overcoming obstacles much easier by tracking non-walking exercise.

Medals are an optional add-on to our virtual races.

If you purchase a Ticket + Medal entry up front, we’ll automatically mail your medal when you finish your race.

If you purchase a Ticket only entry, no medal will be included, but you’ll have the opportunity to add one once you finish the race.

Teams are our favorite way to experience A Step Ahead™! It’s easy to get started… you can either purchase race Tickets for your teammates or invite them to purchase their own Tickets to join your Mission.

Teams can be 1-10 players and distance targets are per team member.

For example, if a team of 3 plays Escape™ (a 60-mile race), the team will have to collective cover 180 miles (3 x 60).

Obstacles also scale to your team size, so the bigger your team, the more zombies you’ll have to fight!

Yep, start now or schedule your Mission to start at a future date. The world is your oyster!

We’re firm believers that there are already plenty of “trainer” apps out there that guide you through a workout or run. That’s why we designed A Step Ahead (formerly The Outbreak™) to be complementary to those types of apps. 

You can still you use your favorite exercise app, and when you’re done, open up A Step Ahead™ to sync your activity and advance your adventure forward.

In other words, A Step Ahead™ is less concerned with how you get your steps and exercise, and more concerned with giving you a why.

Absolutely! A Step Ahead (formerly The Outbreak™) is for all fitness levels.

If you’re just starting (or re-starting) your fitness journey, it can be really difficult to find the motivation and consistency needed to get your fitness routine to embed as a fully-formed lifestyle habit, and A Step Ahead™ is a great tool for helping you get there.

If fitness is already part of your lifestyle, A Step Ahead™ enhances what you’re already doing by turning your fitness into an interactive adventure. If you’re bored with the same old routines, A Step Ahead™ is for you!

there’s no other virtual run like A Step Ahead™ (formerly The Outbreak™), but you don’t have to take our word for it

With over 5,000 reviews and counting, A Step Ahead (formerly The Outbreak™) has a stellar 4.8 / 5 rating on the App Store.