Charge Running Raises $625K To Make Running More Exciting!

Charge Running, a Chicago-based company, has raised $625,000 to combine the fun, trainer-lead, boutique fitness class style with the convenience of working out from anywhere in the world. The company raised their funding from Annagram Ventures to help fuel the growth of the product and market throughout the United States.

Charge Running, named Chicago's top 50 start-ups to watch in 2019 by Built-in Chicago, allows runners to join a live-group running class from anywhere! Everyone knows the importance of cardio, but it’s hard to maintain the motivation to get out there and do the doctor recommended 30 minutes of cardio a day. Charge Running has set out to make that time much more exciting and it has been noticed! Coaches will update you in real-time on your current paces, distance, and more, all while keeping you engaged with their killer running playlists.

Key features of the app include: 

  • Unlimited access to live running classes and virtual races

  • Live Leaderboard where you can compete against others and yourself

  • Group chat allowing you to communicate with your coach and fellow runners throughout the run

  • Live feedback from your goal-oriented coaches

  • Stats about all of your runs including average pace and distance so you can watch yourself improve over time

“Running is one of the world’s oldest sports; we see the excitement in racing 5K, 10K, half or full marathons, but not much has been done to make the training aspect more exciting. We saw an opportunity to make running, a rather lonely sport, exhilarating,” said Matthew Knippen, Charge Running’s co-founder and CEO.

Businesses can benefit from Charge Running too. Charge has partnered with local businesses and charities to help promote wellness by getting others to run together, even if they can’t physically be together. Businesses can take advantage of their platform by doing a company wide race, or a charity run. For more information reach out to julie@chargerunning.com

About Charge Running 
Charge Running, a mobile fitness app for iPhone and Apple Watch, combines the boutique fitness class experience with the personalization of a skilled trainer and accountability of a partner to help runners stay motivated and meet their fitness goals. Download Charge Running for free from the iTunes App Store, or check out the link below to be a beta tester for Android. For more information on Charge Running, visit. http://www.chargerunning.com.

About Annagram Ventures 
Annagram Ventures is an early stage venture company aimed at start-ups in the technology space. For more information visit http://annagramventures.net

View this Press Release on PRWeb here.