Frequently Asked Questions
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You can correct problems with the steering by adjusting the bungee cords that are hooked onto the wheel damper:
* If the stroller is not going in a straight line, ensure both bungee cords are the same length and tautness (for Thule models)
* If the steering is too loose, tighten the cord(s)
* If the steering is too stiff, loosen the cord(s)
If you are getting too much movement of the stroller when you are jogging, check that the StrollRunner® harness is in a horizontal position when you are stationary.
If the harness is not horizontal, adjust the stroller handle as much as you can to bring it to waist height.
For safety reasons, you should be able to reach the stroller brake with an outstretched foot. If you find that the brake is too far away, adjust the harness to bring you closer to the stroller. You can do this by loosening the screw knob on the top of the harness and sliding the pieces closer, closing the distance between you and the stroller. Be sure to tighten the screw knob once done.
If you absolutely cannot find a comfortable running distance and also reach the brake of the stroller, when removing the harness always make sure that the stroller is on level ground and keep hold of the stroller handle until you can apply the brake.
If you have an adjustable stroller handle, we suggest keeping it as close to in-line with your waist as you can, creating a straight line from the handle to your belly button. Understandably, not everyone is the same height, so experiment and find what feels and works best for you.
The wheel damper is a critical safety component for the full experience of hands-free steering. It allows the wheel some flexibility while preventing it from swinging out of control. The damper component only needs to be fitted once and won't interfere with the normal usage of your stroller.
Don't worry - if you have a Bob jogging stroller, only one bungee cord is needed to attach the wheel damper, so you should have one to spare.
Not at all. Everything you need to be able to attach StrollRunner® is included in the kit.
Product and General
StrollRunner® is designed to help you run or walk with a stroller in the safest and most comfortable way possible. A standard jogging stroller connects you and the stroller with a wristband tether; something which can prove uncomfortable for extended use. We go a step further by providing a clip-on harness that connects to your stroller via a clamp on the handle. Connecting via StrollRunner® ensures you will not become separated from your stroller whilst freeing you up completely to run in your natural style.
The number one cause of injury to a child in a stroller is the child not being properly secured with the stroller harness. If you fall using StrollRunner® but your child is strapped in securely, they are unlikely to come to any harm. More importantly, when you use StrollRunner® you can be sure that your stroller will not “run away” in the event of a fall. Having the stroller - and your child - secured to you at all times is a safer option for all.
Yes, we do recommend a few trial runs in order to calibrate and get used to how it feels before going out with your child. StrollRunner®, while intuitive to use, does have a learning curve. Use something that mimics the weight of your child (a bag of compost works well) and go for a trial “run” (you might want to start out just walking). If you need to adjust the harness distance or bungee cords, consult the installation guide, then go for another test run. When you feel comfortable, try it with your child.
Great question! When running with StrollRunner®, your arms swing naturally allowing for a better posture and reducing the risk of injury. Steering happens from the core - you literally guide the stroller by moving in that direction. After a few uses, it will feel completely intuitive.
Yes! Running is all about personal preference and style. You can customize the distance between you and your stroller to accommodate your running gait. After attaching the StrollRunner® harness, just turn the knob on top of the unit and then lengthen or shorten the extension. Tighten the knob again and you’re good to go. You can make a mark on the extension so you can remember your preferred length.
To fit the harness comfortably around your waist, just adjust the strap once it is attached.
StrollRunner® was designed to be easy to use and install. The first time you attach it, it should take you around 10 minutes using our easy-to-follow installation guide or video tutorial. Once you have attached the wheel damper, subsequent uses are simply a matter of hooking up the bungee cords and clipping on the harness.
Not completely. We designed StrollRunner® for easy removal. Simply disconnect the bungee hooks and place them out of the way and you can go about using your stroller as normal.
The harness is removed by simply unclipping it from the handlebar.
StrollRunner® can be easily adjusted for different waist sizes, heights, and stride lengths.
The current version of StrollRunner® was designed to work perfectly with the most popular jogging strollers: the Bob® and Thule® singles. While you are welcome to use this on any single-seat jogging stroller, please be aware that steering performance may not work as smoothly as intended.
The current version of StrollRunner® was created and tested only for single strollers. The difference in weight and maneuverability means that we do not recommend that you use it with any other type of stroller.