Bend, OR – March 3, 2015 – kidRunner, the world’s first high performance, all-terrain, lightweight, kid jogger, announces its 2015 Ambassador Team. The Ambassador Team, which consists of a mix of elite runners, adventure athletes, every day running parents, retail partners, and event sponsors, is led by long-time kidRunner Ambassador and World Champion runner, Max King. Other members include Ryan and Natalie Bak, Stephanie and Ben Bruce, Amy Golumbia, Scott and Lauren Jones, Noel Paine, Gray Skinner, John Tribbia, and Jake Woolley.
“We identified and assembled a team of elite and every day parent runners, adventurers and entrepreneurs who shared our goal to reinvent running, biking, skiing and exploring with kids,” said Will Warne, kidRunner partner, based in Bend, OR. “We wanted athletes motivated to reinvent running and exploring with kids because today’s kid joggers are heavy, awkward and injury prone. We looked for a team who runs on roads, trails, beaches, and tracks and who can share their experiences with the world. And, we’ve found them!”
Following a Spring 2015 crowdfunding campaign, each ambassador will be given their own state of the art kidRunner to run, explore and for some, to train for the 2016 Olympic Trials in their sports. kidRunner will be taking pre-orders in the summer for their 2015 go-to-market launch.
About the 2015 Ambassador Team:
• Max King (Bend, OR):
o 2014 World 100k Champion (American Record 6:27); 2012 World Mountain Running Champion; 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier; 4 X US XC Team Member; 4 X World Xterra Trail Run Champion; 8 X USATF National Champion; winner of BigFoot 10k with daughter in kidRunner
• Ryan and Natalie Bak (Bend, OR):
o NCAA National Champions and runners up; Academic All Americans; Olympic Trialists; winner of 2013 PHX marathon and more
• Stephanie and Ben Bruce (Flagstaff, AZ):
o Elite marathon and half marathon and Steeplechase champs with several top 10 national finishes; Olympic Trialists; USA Track/Field Championships; owners “Running with the Bruces” coaching business
• Amy Golumbia (Calgary, CAN):
o Canadian mountain running champion; raced World Mountain Running Championships in Turkey and Italy; owner of 5 Peaks Trail Running
• Scott and Lauren Jones (Denver, CO):
o Owners/Entrepreneurs and Runners; Athlete on Fire and Running with Kids
• Noel Paine (Quebec, CAN):
o ’11 Boston Marathon; 100K Trail Ultra races in Italy and Ireland; Solo rim2rim2rim of Grand Canyon; blogger and writer for Canadian Running magazine
• Gray Skinner (Austin, TX):
o Runner and Triathlete; ’14 Iron Man World Championship qualifier; 1st Place New Orleans 70.3 (Amateur); USA Cycling Certified Coach
• John Tribbia (Salt Lake City, UT):
o Vertical Kilometer Series Champion; fastest runner up Mt. Olympus; developed “Strollerval” training regime with a kid jogger
• Jake Wooley (Ashland, OR):
o Marathoner, cyclist and marketing/product specialist in sports performance textiles and applications
“I’ve been involved with running and testing each kidRunner prototype because I believe the future of running with kids is about performance, freedom and design rather than pushing something that is awkward, heavy and prone to injury,” said Max King, elite runner and kidRunner Ambassador. “kidRunner solves all of that. They are also committed to regional economic development and I wanted to be a part of that, too.”

About kidRunner
Founded in Bend, Oregon, kidRunner is the world’s first high performance, all-terrain, lightweight, pull-style kid jogger. It is designed to enable runners with kids to run and explore, while retaining the efficiency and form of natural running. It is 50% lighter than traditional joggers. The company has plans to follow their running solution with Nordic ski and bike options. The composite frame and innovative, flexible “bow” that connects to the runner decouples the up and down motion, providing a smooth, safe, high performance ride for both runner and kid. kidRunner will be available for pre-order beginning summer 2015. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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