This mod that allows you to bind sprinting to a key! Great thing about it is, that it’s compatible with most mods that change options, like Optifine! Only incompatibilities are with mods, that change behavior of player entity or Controls menu (adding new buttons using GameSettings will work, changing like, way Controls menu works/looks won’t – it’ll break saving settings).

The sprinting system in Minecraft always felt unfinished and unrefined, but don’t worry – Better Sprinting is here to save it and add a bunch of extra glitter!


  • Sprint (hold) key which allows you to sprint
  • Sprint (toggle) key which when pressed, toggles between sprinting and walking
  • Sneak (toggle) key which when pressed, toggles sneaking
  • Sprint menu key to quickly access Better Sprinting settings ingame (default: O)
  • Option to turn on/off double tapping W
  • Flying boost when sprinting while flying in creative mode*
  • Option to enable or disable sprinting in all directions*
  • Option to disable mod’s functionalities (you can turn off the mod if a server doesn’t allow it)
  • Compatibility with many popular mods, such as Forge, Optifine and SPC

Mod Showcase:

How to install Better Sprinting Mod for Minecraft:

Forge version

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download and install Player API.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • If one does not exist you can create one.
  • Enjoy the mod.

non-Forge version

  • 1. Go to versions folder
    • Windows: %APPDATA%/.minecraft/versions
    • Linux: /home/yourname/.minecraft/versions
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Minecraft/versions
  • 2. Find a folder with version you want to install Better Sprinting to (I’ll use 1.7.x as an example in the tutorial)
  • 3. Copy the folder and rename it to 1.7.x_sprint
  • 4. Go inside the folder, and rename 1.7.x.jar and 1.7.x.json to 1.7.x_sprint.jar and 1.7.x_sprint.json
  • 5. Open 1.7.x_sprint.jar in an archiving software (I suggest WinRAR)
  • 6. Download the mod and copy all files into the .jar file
  • 7. Delete folder META-INF from the .jar file
  • 8. Open 1.7.x_sprint.json in any text editor
  • 9. Find “id”: “1.7.x”, and change it to “id”: “1.7.x_sprint”
  • 10. Run the new launcher, press Edit profile, select release 1.7.x_sprint version and Save profile. Then you’re ready to go!

Mod Download Links:

Older versions:

For 1.5.2

For 1.6.2

For 1.6.4

Vanilla: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Forge: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For 1.7.2

Vanilla: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Forge: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Better Sprinting Mod 1.7.2/1.6.4/1.5.2, 4.1 out of 5 based on 30 ratings