We have a fun update from one of our #50startups: KidRunner recently announced that you can now pre-order a kidRunner — essentially a hands-free, pull-behind-you jogging stroller.

After years of R&D and hundreds of miles of test runs and that one time Max King won a race pulling his daughter in a kidRunner, the company now has 300 units available for first-time buyers. The introductory price is $750 with a $200 refundable deposit. According to the company, deliveries will begin four months after you order.


“As parents and runners, we are excited to share kidRunners with the rest of the world. We are committed to designing and building a sports product that balances being a parent with fitness, freedom, safety, performance, and fewer injuries,” says Will Warne, kidRunner partner/founder.

The company has scheduled demo and pre-order events throughout the Western U.S. and Canada between now and November. Their website has all the details.

Started right here in Bend, kidRunner “is designed to enable runners with kids to run and explore, while retaining the efficiency and form of natural running. The composite frame and multi patent, flexible “bow” connects to the runner and creates a smooth, safe, high performance ride for both runner and kid,” according the company’s news release.

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

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