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Your NexGen KidRunner is Around the Corner - PRE-ORDER COMMUNITY

Your NexGen KidRunner is Around the Corner - PRE-ORDER COMMUNITY

Hello to the KidRunner pre-order community and all of the other parents interested in what we are doing at KidRunner. We hope that you are as happy as we are about Spring. It has been an unprecedented year for everybody and the change of weather feels like the beginning of other positive things to come. 

We love doing full video productions but I couldn’t wait this time; I had to share my excitement with you. My twelve year old daughter and original KidRunner test pilot gave me thumbs up when I asked if she thought an iPhone video would work instead. So here you go. A brief video up-date on the status of your pre-order!

 

From the new waist harness to the safety reflective logos, we’re loving everything about your new KidRunner. When Runner's Word magazine ranked KidRunner as the best sport jogger, they said we needed to make a folding cockpit. We agreed and we did! The new folding cockpit, extra stuff storage, easy, quick release wheels and the integrated sun and rain cover are all new to your KidRunner.

Runner's World Rankings Link

But the innovative design and advanced materials that make KidRunner a sport vs a stroller are all the same! And we love putting it next to a version of how most people still run with their kids….!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing more product details with you but I couldn’t wait to share at least this quick up-date. Crazy supply chain constraints still persist throughout the COVID driven network and they continue to challenge our production partners. But we’re all doing our best and we appreciate your teamwork with us. We remain on track to get the first shipments out by the end of June but again, strange headwinds still swirl around aspects of production. 

We are focused on everything that we can control and we are very optimistic about those things we can’t. It sounds a lot like parenting!

Look for more up-dates and always feel free to contact us anytime!

All the best,

 Will Warne

CEO/Founder

KidRunner, Bend, OR

Running is Hard - Here's Some Tricks

Running is Hard - Here's Some Tricks

Running can be hard. So can parenting. It's why we invented KidRunner. Now, we're inspired everyday by parents all over the world overcoming not only the challenges of staying fit, but also the challenges of balancing it all during a pandemic. It made the recommendations of the following, "NYTimes" article, "How I Tricked Myself Into Liking Running" even more relevant.

I was a late bloomer to running. I'd been a swimmer most of my life; pure surf and virtually no turf. A mentor of mine recommended that I start running. I was 32 at the time. He said if I stuck with it, it would change my life. He challenged me to run for 30 minutes, 3 times a week for 6 months and to report back to him on my experience. I thought, "Easy; I can do that". When I first tried, I couldn't sustain more than a ten minute run. I was shocked and...out of breath. I immediately started to think I'd made a big mistake. Just put me back in a pool. 

But I persisted; a quirk of my personality that has helped us overcome countless KidRunner challenges along the path of innovation and start up! I kept running. And I hated it. But I'd made a promise to myself and my mentor. After a few months I started to be able to, "survive" my 30 minute runs but with very little pleasure. After 6 months I felt great but was not yet in love with running. After a year, I was hooked and never looked back. Running became my emotional and physical bedrock. It bonded me to my wife because she was a much more accomplished runner than I was. It's how we spent a lot of time together; usually with her well ahead of me; an experience that continues to manifest in many of aspects of our life together...

Running helped me manage the intellectual and physical stress of a then global corporate career that flew me around the world countless times. No matter where I landed from paved roads to dirt roads, the first thing I'd do in any country is start running. It reset my clock after + 25 hour plane flights and focused my attention on the work ahead. It also exposed me to the intimate beauty of small streets, alleys and neighborhoods all over the world. 

My love and need to run nearly came to a crashing end after my first daughter was born. My wife and I purchased the best, "jogging stroller" available and thought we'd simply keep running like always. It was awful. It only took me 10 steps to realize that pushing was not running. I needed my upper body, arms and arm swing. Pushing a traditional jogging stroller was not much different from pushing a shopping cart; OK for walking around but not for running. Running is a sport. And there was no sports equipment designed for parents and their kids. KidRunner was born. 

Running is hard. Parenting is hard. But they are both worth it! 

 

Will Warne

CEO/Founder

KidRunner