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We Get a Lot of Crazy Emails -

We Get a Lot of Crazy Emails -

When you innovate the best solution for performance/multi terrain running with a child or gear, you get a lot of crazy emails about using KidRunner for unlikely adventures. We're always inspired by the ambition but we're not always convinced the person has given the road ahead enough consideration. Thousands of miles look short on a map. They're anything but short when you're running them. 

But sometimes, we connect with somebody so focused on their goal, so experienced with the challenges and so determined to succeed that we listen more closely. That was the case with Jan-Caspar who used a KidRunner to run unsupported from Canada to South America. And now, Ultra Adventurer and 5-time World Record Holder, Jonas Deichmann.  We are super excited to announce our partnership with Jonas to support the world's first around the world, triathlon. Jonas will use his KidRunner for the last leg of his journey running across North America in 2021. 

We first connected voice to voice with Jonas while he was on a warm up run/bike from Germany to Scandinavia; he wasn't even breathing hard! He plans to swim across the Mediterranean, cycle across Eurasia and run across North America. He will be followed by a documentary film crew and we will connect him with KidRunner parents in North America who want to run a portion of the journey...or maybe just share a cold drink along the way. 

As inventors, we believe in dreaming big. It's why KidRunner exists. As global citizens, we believe in the value of pushing boundaries, exploration and making human connections along the way. We heard those same goals expressed by Jonas. And that's how his, "crazy email" became another exciting KidRunner partnership. 

Over the next several months, look for more information about Jonas's incredible journey. You'll be able to follow it on Social Media and other channels. 

Our KidRunner Parents Inspire Us -

Our KidRunner Parents Inspire Us -

We feel tremendous gratitude for the KidRunner Community that inspires us and others everyday. They run, race and challenge themselves to keep doing the things they love; even when it's harder than ever. These photo say it all. 

Yes, we are in challenging times. We are parents, too. We're trying to figure out day care, home school and new ways to stay close to the people we love. And like every other challenge in our lives, staying active has been essential to our shared sense of well being. Photos like these remind us that none of us is ever alone. 

KidRunner has crossed more finish lines in the last 12 months than ever before. It's won every, "stroller" category and in many cases, flat out wins the race regardless of category. I've been lucky enough to join some of our parents on races. I've taken secret pride when I see the surprised faces of people being passed by a flying mom or dad with a KidRunner. 

Twelve days after the nationwide lock downs, KidRunner sold out of our last inventory. We're using the time to unscramble our supply chain and get ready to launch the NexGen KidRunner in early Spring, '21. There will always be challenges. We're happy to be part of overcoming them with you. 

Size and Durability of Your KidRunner -

Size and Durability of Your KidRunner -

Understandably, we get a lot of questions about the height and weight capabilities of KidRunner. People also want to know about durability. Parents want to use their KidRunner for a long as possible and they want their kids to be comfortable while they do it. The more comfortable any kid, the more comfortable any parent! 

What better way to find out the max size and weight than measuring my own co-pilot; 6 year old Grace. She has been riding in, "her" KidRunner since she was 4 months old. I used to find her sitting in it on the living room floor between runs; cozy. Kids love it. 

I think Grace is now the perfect example of the edge of the size envelope. KidRunner is generally not limited by weight. You can haul > 100lbs easily. In fact, we've loaded it up with camping and beach supplies and had our kids manage it with 95 lbs of gear. Easy. 

KidRunner comfort is more defined by kid height. Grace is 47 lbs and 47 inches tall. She still loves it and still fits well. She has to bend her knees more than she used to, i.e. coach class vs economy plus or first class. But very comfortable and no middle seat! 

What about durability? KidRunner is made of hardened aluminum and the same poly/carbon material that NASCAR and the US Military use to strengthen race cars and tanks. KidRunner's design, construction and materials will last as many kids as you can still run with. We have some evidence of this already. Jan Caspar ran from Canada to South America, 10,000 km's pulling 75 lbs of gear nearly a marathon a day for over a year; including on dirt roads. The only parts he had to replace were tires! 

So don't give up running because your kid is too big or the road is too long. KidRunner was invented to keep doing the things you love with your kids as long as possible. Join us!