Gone for a Run™ and Charge Running™ are partnering to give runners a new way to race with people from all over the world from the convenience of their home. Imagine having the joy of race day combined with the convenience of walking out your front door!
Currently, to participate in a virtual race a runner can easily sign up online at goneforarun.com, run the designated distance, and submit their time. Now, with the help of Charge Running’s new technology, a runner can join a LIVE race from their home and experience the joy of running with others from all over the world. During the race, a trainer will update the participants on their pace and distance in real time, providing extra motivation and encouraging competition.
Matthew Knippen, CEO of Charge Running™ said, “Going to pick up your packet and meeting in downtown Chicago for a race with others was always tough to manage with a difficult schedule. This really brings that feeling of racing with others right to your door.”
For runners, the signup has been simplified. After registering for on the Gone For A Run™ website, a package will be sent to your door with a themed race medal, bib, and exciting swag. Then, at the designated time and date, you simply open the Charge Running app, click on the race, and start running! A trainer will welcome in each participant, be a personal DJ, encourage the runner throughout the race, and tell you how fast you made it past the finish line. In addition, there is a live leaderboard throughout the race to keep up to date with your pace, progress and place!
Julie Lynn, Founder of Gone For A Run™, said, “I founded Gone For A Run because I cherish the joy in ‘going for a run’ and I believe that the magic found when you run should be encouraged, shared and celebrated. Now with the our popular Gone For a Run Virtual Race Series available on the Charge Running app, you can do just that. This app allows for motivation and guidance for each race and a chance to run LIVE with friends and family across the nation.”
About Gone For A Run™
Our story began with a simple goal: to design and make unique and thoughtful products that inspire you to run, be active and celebrate your accomplishments. Family and running make me happy, which was the perfect match to create a product-driven, family company, fueled by these two passions. In a few short years we have grown significantly and are fortunate to work with a team of dedicated and talented individuals that strive to deliver outstanding running apparel, gifts and excellence in customer service. We are very fortunate and proud that we have been able to foster our ‘run it forward’ program that promotes running and a healthy lifestyle, all while giving to charities across the country. To learn more about Gone For a Run go to https://www.goneforarun.com
About Charge Running™
Charge Running™ is an iPhone Application that 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. During each class (or race), a trainer will update the runner on their pace, distance, cadence, and more in real time! Runners can chat with each other and their trainer before, during, and after their workout and see where they rank on a live leaderboard. With Charge Running you will never run alone again. To learn more about Charge Running go to www.chargerunning.com or download now in the Apple App Store.