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Best Future Mobility Product - KidRunner

Best Future Mobility Product - KidRunner

We are so happy and proud to have KidRunner selected as a finalist for, "The Best Future Mobility Product" at the world's largest forum for sports products, ISPO in Munich. We are honored to share the stage with other global products and brands dedicated to innovation, performance and design. We're also excited to connect with our fast growing community of parent runners who live throughout Europe. 

"ISPO Brandnew is the world's largest platform for sporty startups. Since 2000, ISPO has been looking for and naming the most prominent newcomers in the sports industry. Former award winners, including GoPro, Naish Kites, Maloja, Nico and On, shape their markets today."

 

We are excited that the ISPO community recognizes KidRunner's innovation and passion for making running, skiing and biking great with kids great. When we started KidRunner in a garage in San Francisco, our first dream was to give parent athletes the freedom and performance they love doing the sports they love..with their kids. To achieve our dream, we had to change everything about  traditional jogging strollers. We knew that pulling vs pushing was far more efficient and less prone to injury. We knew that it had to be incredibly lightweight, safe and multi-terrain. And we knew that KidRunner's design and materials were fundamental to achieving all of our goals. 

 

 

Since then, KidRunner has run thousands of miles, won dozens of races, broke a world record and supported an ultra runner in his successful quest to run from Canada to South America. And now, KidRunner will be awarded on the world's biggest stage for innovative sports equipment for being among the most exciting new sports products. 

 

If you happen be in Munich, late January, 2020, please let us know! We'd love to meet you. 

Sharing Stories - Two KidRunner Moms Share Their Experiences

Sharing Stories - Two KidRunner Moms Share Their Experiences

Running is the most popular sport in the world. The only thing people do more of is parenting. We invented KidRunner to combine these two passions in a great way. We love to run. We love being parents. But until there was a better way to do both together, we weren't satisfied with the status quo. Traditional jogging strollers are heavy, awkward, prone to injury and very limited on terrain. KidRunner changed all of that. And as we'd hoped, it turns out we weren't alone. Today, there are KidRunner parents in over 30 US states and over 15 EU countries. Not only are they running thousands of miles with their kids, they are sharing their stories of being a new parent, a runner and trying to balance it all -

"Hi Rebecca,

I understand your pain - pushing is hard work and hurts the wrists/back/stride. It's a good "workout" to push and stroller, but it doesn't really feel free like running. Pulling is so much more powerful and natural. I seriously feel like myself again when run with the KidRunner.
Within 2 weeks of having the KidRunner I actually did a fast tempo pace workout on a bike path, I never would have tried that with a push stroller in fear of risking injury. I am now training for a February marathon (USA Olympic Trials) and run about 50% of my training runs with my 25 lb baby in tow. I'm stronger than ever, happy to include my baby, guilt free, and not dreading runs.
Hope that helps. I highly recommend getting a KidRunner. I'm a fitter/happier runner mom because of it!
PS - my kid loves it. I regularly do 10mile runs and he's totally happy for that distance (watches me and babbles). Also, we raced a half marathon, he did great!"
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"Hello Rebecca, 
"I have run with many other jogging strollers and it made me hate running with my kids. After our 3rd child, (and a few strollers later) I bit the bullet and bought a KidRunner. I haven't looked back sense! I actually enjoy taking the family with me, because I don't feel like I have to sacrifice my running to do so. KidRunner is much easier to run with with. You can use your arms, which are important in running. There's no hunch over the push stroller and your stride can stay the same. I feel it shortens a little when using a push stroller.
The KidRunner is much lighter than any other stroller on the market and my kids love it! They fight over who is going to be in the kidRunner. My 5 year old still wants to ride in it. I think it helps they can see me as well as see around them too. What I hated about traditional jogging strollers is how my form changed and how much strain it caused on the upper body. It was liking pushing bricks, and when you can't use your arms (especially on an uphill) this is no fun! I have run a half marathon with my KidRunner and I don't think I would ever attempt one with a traditional stroller.
KidRunners are extremely well built as well and they can be used for multiple sports. It brought the joy back to running for me again and it makes it much easier to share with the family. I thought it would be a long transition to the KidRunner, but honestly it's not. At first it feels funny, but only because you are used to pushing - then you realize your stride is the same and it feels natural. You only feel a little pull when going uphill, but you get that with any type of stroller. It goes with you and stops with you. You may have to take turns a little easier than you would when running by yourself, but that's expected."
Bryanna Petrie, Sub 3 hr marathoner, mom of three kids
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These are the stories that KidRunner parents tell that make it all worth it to us. Their experiences were the same motivation we had when we decided to solve the opportunity of great running with kids. Nobody tells it better than the parents running the miles with their kids. And each story weaves the now global KidRunner community even closer. 

RUN. Meet SKI.

RUN. Meet SKI.

We're excited to introduce the world's highest performing jogging stroller to its newest sibling, KidRunner SKI. KidRunner SKI is the only performance sports solution designed specifically for Nordic Skiing . Other ski trailers started with a walking stroller. Not KidRunner. We started by reinventing everything from the design to the materials. A few US patents, a world record and active parents all over the world are the dreams come true. 

We always knew we'd tackle Nordic Skiing for parents. Why? Because like running with kids, traditional ski trailers are heavy and awkward. And even worse, they don't allow the bio-mechanic performance every active person wants. Running is a sport. Skiing is a sport. And now, there is sports equipment for both! 

We invested the same time, R&D and field testing in SKI that we did in RUN. Elite and casual Nordic Skiers tested it side by side with today's other brands. It wasn't even close. KidRunner SKI is nearly 10 lbs lighter. It is the only ski solution with a center located waist harness enabling total, natural hip, core and arm rotation while skiing. The cockpit adjusts back and forth to allow kids to either watch or sleep while you ski. It is warm, cozy and safe with a wrap around cockpit and a five point seat harness. The skis rotate independently for agility and multi-terrain access. 

How does SKI work with RUN? If you own a KidRunner RUN, the SKI package easily converts your existing KidRunner to a high performance Nordic Ski trailer; perfect for kids or touring gear. The components easily pack down and the skis quick release to the cockpit. It takes minutes to set up and easily fits in the trunk/back of most cars. We made it fast, lightweight and easy to use.  We love to ski not futz around with hardware and parts...especially when we are cold! 

KidRunner SKI will be very limited edition in 2019. We're excited about sharing it with you. And thanks to our global network of partners, parents and testers who helped bring to KidRunner SKI to life. Just in time for a great winter of skiing with our kids! 

 

 Ski. Together. That's KidRunner.