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An Invitation to Be Inspired -

An Invitation to Be Inspired -

KidRunner was created to give more Freedom and Adventure to people who want to discover new possibilities for themselves, their families and their communities. Now parents all over the world are calling KidRunner a, "game changer" because they can do what they love the way they love to do it; great running and exploring.

Jan Caspar's incredible journey from Canada to South America with nothing but his KidRunner and 65 lbs of gear symbolizes our goals of Freedom and Adventure. 

 

We invite everybody, whether you are a KidRunner runner or not, to follow and support Jan Caspar's journey. Jan Caspar is a 7 time Iron Man who is using his goodwill, deep intention and endurance to explore the outer limits of what's possible as a human and as an athlete. His blog posts are informative and beautiful. Many of them are metaphors for how to approach life in general. He only asks from himself on this journey. 

You can follow Jan Caspar via: 

Instagram - jcloo21 #BEYONDAPPARENT

For those of you interested in KidRunner's design, performance, durability and versatility, we invite you to consider some of the metrics of Jan Caspar's KidRunner demands - 

  • 65 + lbs of camping/support gear
  • Dozens of miles run each day; sometimes more than a marathon per day! 
  • High bio-mechanical performance and comfort
  • All conditions and multi-terrain; roads, beaches, etc. 
  • Climbing and downhill (sometimes for miles!) 
  • Safety

Parent's ask us, "Is KidRunner durable?", "Is KidRunner safe?", "Can I run long distances with my kid and KidRunner?", "Is KidRunner comfortable?"....As designers, inventors and parent runners ourselves, our commitment since day one was to say, "YES!" to each of those questions. Jan Caspar and parents all over the world are sharing their own incredible answers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KidRunner Parents Share Their Stories

KidRunner Parents Share Their Stories

KidRunner parents all over the world are sharing their stories about balancing life, parenting, fitness and personal goals. They echo all of the reasons we invented the first and only great way to run with kids; hands and arms free, multi-terrain and high performance. Until KidRunner, parent runners were forced to trade off between their love of running and the demands of balancing parenting. Traditional jogging strollers simply can't do what KidRunner does for parents and their kids. 

Here's what parents are saying - 

  • Q: What's been KidRunner's biggest benefit to you as a parent runner?
  • A: It's so easy to run with my daughter now. I'm not trying to find someone to watch her so I can go running. Now, we go together. Now he likes running as much as I do. Now we race together! 

 

  • Q: What are your favorite things about your KidRunner? 
  • A: My favorite things are I'm hands and arms free and I can hear my son and talk to him while we are running. I didn't realize how much he had to say when we were running until now! 

  • Q: What's been KidRunner's biggest benefit to you as a parent runner?
  • A: Because my time is limited to run, work and be with my daughter, I enjoy that KidRunner gives me the opportunity to get my workout while still being present with my daughter. My goal as a parent runner is to run 2-3 times per week with my kids vs virtually never with my old jogging stroller. 

  • Q: What inspires you most about your KidRunner? 
  • A: I want to show other moms and dads that you can keep running with your kids while balancing all of the other new demands as a parent. I needed to run and stay fit more than ever after having my first child; it was as much mental as physical health for me. KidRunner kept me in the game and I know other parents confront the same challenges. 
  • Q: How would you characterize your life of running as a parent?
  • A: I love being active with my family and KidRunner has transformed our running experience as a family. 

These and dozens of other comments and reviews are available on our web site, on Strava and on-line. Why do parents feel this way about KidRunner vs the 50% of parents who stop running within 6 months of buying traditional jogging strollers? Because KidRunner is the only jogging stroller intentionally designed to run great with kids. Other jogging strollers were designed to be walked/pushed but not as sports equipment. Ultra-lightweight, advanced materials and full body freedom generates the most performance and freedom of any jogging stroller. 

Technology and design make it possible. Parents and their kids make it worth it! 

 

 

 

The Kid in KidRunner - Shared DNA

The Kid in KidRunner - Shared DNA

At KidRunner, "Great.Together." inspires everything we do. KidRunner was invented and designed for parents AND their kids. We knew from the start that great sports equipment for parents had to include a great experience for their kids. Without both, we knew the goal of high performance running and freedom was impossible. There are three core reasons why KidRunner's patented design and performance innovations improve the experience between parents and their kids - 

Visual Contact - Unlike traditional jogging strollers, KidRunner keeps kids in constant visual contact with their parents. "There is a connection between the two brains, infant and adult, with the eyes providing the physical link. This visual connection [...] provides a combination of chemicals that increases the baby’s alert capable state. This unique visual connection both calms and organizes the baby." 

“Visual Experiences and Socioemotional development” found in Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self (l994)

 

 

That's the science and there is a lot of it that says the same thing. Most of us as parents intuitively know that anyway. It's why we love looking at our kids and they love to look back. But until KidRunner, there was no anecdotal evidence of the benefits of kids being able to see their parents while running. Now there is. A lot of it! As KidRunner parents rack up thousands of shared running miles together, some of the most common experiences are - 

  • "KidRunner Time is Nap Time"
  • "It's the first time I've been able to do a full, uninteruped run for longer than a few miles or minutes". 
  • "My child loves to see me and we talk while I run. He can always see me and it creates a sense of security and interaction." 

Cosy, Secure Cockpit - "Your child’s enjoyment of tight corners and special spaces begins with the early security of being held closely to you. And this love of small [...] spaces continues through toddlerhood. 'A nine-month-old loves to sit in a box; at 12 months, he’ll love to crawl through a tube; at two, he’ll enjoy sitting under the table,' says child psychologist Dorothy Einon. It's part of the appeal of retreating somewhere small and cosy, where you feel safe..." 

Junior Magazine, UK

 

KidRunner's three US patents focus on materials and design. But our cockpit was one of the most challenging and intentional aspects of our design criteria. It had to be big enough to accommodate a wide range of kids' sizes. It had to be extremely safe and durable. And we knew it had to be cosy and secure for kids so they'd love being in it and feel comfortable joining their parents for runs and adventures. These goals informed everything we did with the cockpit design; the color, the window sizes, the size of the opening, the materials. And it works! Every week, we get pictures and videos of parents running, racing and crossing finish lines with their kids smiling or asleep in what many kids call, "my KidRunner". 

Autonomy - "

    It also allows the parent more time." 

Motherly.com

Eye Contact, Physical Security and Autonomy; all three are embedded in KidRunner's and childrens' DNA. It's why almost all of our customer reviews include a comment about their children's positive experience instead of just the performance and product attributes. And we love it! KidRunner has always been about more than innovation and technology. It's about the relationships we love with our children, our freedom and our goals.