Oregon-based startup KidRunner has designed a new type of stroller that allows parents to jog with their young children comfortably in tow. The KidRunner Stroller is one that parents pull as they run, not push.
With a harness strapped around the runner’s waist, the stroller is comfortable and securely fastened. Weighing only 20 pounds, this stroller is slated to launch in late 2015. Realizing that there was a problem with all the running strollers offered in the market, this stroller aims to help parents restore proper running form.
Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome stroller, you’ll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It’s a new take on the stroller that’s pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your kids along for a run or a jog by strapping a mini U-Haul trailer to your belt.
It’s designed to accommodate kids from six months to four or five years old, or up to 45 pounds. The KidRunner connects to a cushioned belt on a runner leaving their arms free to naturally move while run running. Between the belt and the actual stroller that rolls along with a pair of bicycle wheels is a flexible bow that dampens the up and down motion of a runner so that a kid in tow isn’t being constantly bounced around. Because kids and motion sickness go hand in hand.