Let's face it, running alone sucks. With CHARGE, we make running fun by never forcing you to run alone again. Join one of our many live running classes hosted throughout the day, and run with a group of runners who want to have fun.

Picture this: You wake up in the morning, open up CHARGE, and see five live runs happening that day. You decide to join an 8am run, grab your shoes and headphones, and suddenly you're running live with a dozen other people. You compete against them in a live leaderboard as if they're running right beside you. Sound amazing? That's not even the best part:

Each run also has a LIVE trainer, coaching you throughout the run, just like joining a group fitness class at the gym. CHARGE offers different types of runs, different trainers, and different music styles. No two runs are ever the same!

And when we say live, we mean it! As you start up the run, you will hear Levi come on and say "Welcome, Sam!" During the middle of the run, you could hear something like "Mike, you're doing great, but Chris is just up ahead. Can you pass him? Chris, don't let Mike catch you!"

Everyone hates running alone. Join CHARGE and you will never run alone again.

CHARGE provides remote running classes, making it your new virtual run club. It’s easy:

1. Look for upcoming classes during that day (or week)
2. Pick a class time that fits your schedule
3. Join at that time and run with dozens of others in a trainer-led workout!

So, how does this work?

• We host several LIVE remote runs per day, where anyone can join in and run with others
• We provide a competitive leaderboard during each class - see how you stack up next to every other runner, in real time
•  We offer LIVE training by some of the best athletes in the world, From Team USA runners to active-duty Military

By allowing location access, trainers receive your current and average paces, as well as total distance traveled and heart rate*


• Listen to all the best music, all while receiving audio instruction from a skilled trainer.
• Apple Watch support - Fill your activity rings, and monitor your heart rate, pace, time, distance and current leaderboard position during each run
• Sign up with Facebook and auto-import your profile information
• Manage your subscription options right from your profile screen

Skeptical? Here are some quotes from our early adopters:

• "Now that I know this idea exists, I will never workout without it." - Colin
• "Competitive, fun, different, rewarding." - Anonymous
• "I forgot I was even running." - Anna
• "THIS is running." - Ari

CHARGE Running is available with a one month or one year auto-renewable subscription. Your subscription will automatically renew each month or year unless canceled​ at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. Auto-renew may be turned off after purchase by tapping "Manage Subscription" on your Profile Page or from your iTunes account settings.

* Heart rate feature is currently only supported with Apple Watch and requires access to HealthKit.

Questions or Concerns? Please feel free to contact us at or our support page below.


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What's New

Version 2.9.2

• Virtual Races Tab now in On-Demand!
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Life changing // I hated running before Charge


I can’t say enough good things about this app. It’s like having a personal trainer in your pocket. When you enter a virtual running “class” you get *personalized* and real-time motivation and encouragement about your particular performance. The trainers can see your speed and distance so know right when I slow down or speed up and offer expert coaching. I like that the other runners can’t see my speed as I’m not using the app to compete and more so to make running more enjoyable, and dare I say fun. I used to dread running and now I look forward to it. Using this has replaced my having to go to HIIT classes (Orange Theory, Barry’s Bootcamp, etc) and I get to avoid schlepping to a studio. I’ve also gotten faster and am nearly at my high school varsity field hockey pace which feels great. My only complaint is that I wish they had more runs each day and some longer ones. Overall it’s fantastic and can’t recommend it enough.

Not a good first impression


I just downloaded the app and signed up today...was excited to try it out so I did the walk-through and signed up for my first live run at 6:00 AM with Julie. Rushed to the gym trying to make it in time for the live class hopped on the treadmill at 5:55 AM and signed in....hit the " join now" button and nothing ....just
a message to come back at 6 and an option to challenge friends . I wrote a message on the message board for the class thinking maybe it meant 6 in another time zone..and some one responded that it should have started and Julie probably forgot.( She also mentioned that Sarah usually starts early to get you in the mood before the class) I kept trying until 6:15 before I did my zombie run app. Checked back in at about 6:46..still nothing..why have people pay if the instructor isn't going to show up for live class. 6 is the only time I had avaliable...I will give it another shot before I delete the app for good!!

Developer Response

Thanks for the feedback! We're so sorry that you had a negative experience. We strive to provide an amazing experience for all of our runners, and we clearly missed the mark here. Unfortunately, we were experiencing a database outage that rendered us unable to host a run at that time. If you are willing to try another run with us, we know that you will be blown away with the quality training that is provided. If you have any other feedback that you could provide us, we would love if you would contact us at Thanks!

Motivating and Fun


This app is great. Fun concept and it’s nice to be followed by a trainer. Whether you are in a small group and have more personal attention or feeling part of a community in a large group, it’s never a disappointment. I love the live runs though sometimes I wish they were longer. Also the directions the trainer gives you are great. I’m still adapting to how to communicate with runners/trainers while running. Texting is hard but potentially exploring controlled/voluntary mic use could be fun. This might be a better idea for longer runs.

I’m not sure I’d want to pay the $10 at this point in time. Maybe if Charge offered incentives for increased app usage, activity, friend invites, etc. Incentives could discounted months or free months.


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Matthew Knippen
109.8 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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