Yes you can do an instant run for your zones. If you are using an Android phone, select the play button on the home screen of the Netro app. On the next page, you will be asked to select which zone(s) you want to water. To select the duration for watering, slide your finger around the circle. If you are using an iPhone, all your zones will be listed on the home screen of the Netro app. You can start a program by simply pressing the play button to water the zones right away.