** Featured in ‘New Apps We Love’ **
** #1 Recommended Fitness Training App! **

Over 30,000 runners can't be wrong! Charge Running is the most motivating, encouraging, and social way to run!

Charge hosts LIVE running classes from the comfort of your own neighborhood or treadmill. Each live run brings runners from all over the world together in one class where you can run, chat, and compete on our Live Leaderboard for the #1 spot!

Picture this: You wake up in the morning, open up Charge, and see 10+ LIVE runs happening that day. You decide to join the 8 am run, grab your shoes and headphones, and suddenly you're running LIVE with a dozen other REAL people. You compete against them for distance as if they're running right beside you. Sounds pretty awesome, right? That's not even the best part…

Each class is hosted and DJ’d by a LIVE, certified running coach, who will motivate, encourage, and empower you to run your best! You have the choice of joining classes varying in difficulty from light walk-to-runs for beginning runners, to hard tempos for those who are training for their next race. Just throw on your shoes, pop in a pair of headphones, and our amazing coaches will take care of the rest!

Can't find a time to run live with us? Charge has a growing library of on-demand runs, where you can compete with other runners who have completed the run before you, all while receiving the same amazing training from our run coaches.

Don’t just take our word for it, our runners have some incredible things to say about us:

"I can't say enough positive things about the app. It's really changed my relationship with running. I actually look forward to your runs rather than dread running like I used to.”
- Amanda N.

“Charge has challenged my body and mind in ways I would never do on my own”
- Cammie B. (first-time user)

“I look forward to each run! It plays on my competitive spirit as the coaches’ are constantly challenging me and I get to race against other runners.”
- Lindy A.

Why run with us?

- Tons of live classes every day to fit your schedule!
- With a data connection, run from within your neighborhood, gym, or local run spot.
- Our certified running coaches track your distance, pace, cadence, and interval summaries to provide you with personalized feedback and motivation to help you run smarter AND harder.
- The most motivational 5K Training program ever that incorporates running tips ranging from hydration to pre-race preparations
- Weekly ‘Club Races’ ranging from 1 mile to 5K and beyond to test your skills against other live runners.

Other Features
- Integrated chat room to communicate with your Coach and fellow runners in the class
- A personal profile that tracks mileage, completed runs, and upcoming runs
- HealthKit support for Apple Watch. Fill those activity rings!
-Strava integration so you can keep track of your splits
- iCal support so you can plan out your running schedule easier

Charge Running is available for 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.

Questions or Concerns? Please feel free to contact us at

What's New

Version 2.10.1

Bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
180 Ratings
180 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.


Monthly Subscription
Unlimited access to all Charge Runs!
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Matthew Knippen
135.4 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.
© Copyright 2017 CHARGE LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription $9.99
  2. Annual Subscription $84.99


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