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Choosing the best jogging stroller for your family

Find the best running stroller for your family and learn about how to use them with this guide!

At Thule, it’s our mission to bring you closer to the world and your passion for life. And bringing your child along on that journey shouldn’t slow you down, in fact it’s an opportunity to share those moments with your loved ones.

For over 25 years, Thule has been developing products to make it easier to bring your kids along with you. Our range of 3-wheel and 4-wheel strollers combines innovative, and award-winning design with world-class engineering ensuring our products are safe, easy to use, and comfortable for both child and parent. From nature paths to city streets, Thule strollers are perfect for any adventure.

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What is a jogging stroller?

It is not recommended to run or jog with a stroller that is not specifically made for jogging. Thule jogging strollers are intentionally designed with 3 wheels to increase stability at higher speeds. A smaller wheel in front allows for easy steering and maneuverability. It’s locked in place to keep a steady line of motion and to keep the stroller from veering off when encountering uneven terrain. Our strollers are also built with air filled tires and suspension for a smooth, comfortable ride each and every time.

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What are the benefits of running with a jogging stroller?

Running with a jogging stroller does add some resistance to a standard run; therefore, Thule jogging strollers are designed with performance in mind.

  • Lightweight aluminum frame minimizes the total weight being pushed
  • Aerodynamic design reduces wind interference
  • Oversized, air-filled tires ensure a smooth glide over various terrain
  • Twist hand break helps control downhill and forward speeds (included with Thule Urban Glide and Thule Glide and with an additional accessories for the Thule Chariot series)

Although you can expect your average running speed to be slower while pushing a jogging stroller, our premium line up of joggers have proven their high-performance ability. Three of our models have made their way into the Guinness World Record books for fastest marathon or half marathon while pushing a stroller.

What age can a baby go in a jogging stroller?

Parents can jog with their children as early as 6 months of age, although you should always consult a pediatrician before jogging with children under 1 year old. Our jogging strollers can be used from birth for casual strolls with the purchase of a Thule Urban Glide Car Seat Adapter (Thule Urban Glide/Thule Glide).

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What safety features are included on jogging strollers?

Safety is at the forefront of every Thule product design and Thule jogging strollers are no exception. Our lightweight jogging strollers are designed and built for speed, but there’s nothing lightweight about the comfort and safety features. Your child gets a smooth, comfortable ride thanks to the rear suspension and the canopy that protects them from the weather. Most importantly, every Thule stroller meets the most stringent safety standards with features such as a 5-point safety harness to ensure your child’s security.

To guarantee the safest ride possible, please abide by the following guidelines:

  • Never leave the child unattended
  • Put on the park brake whenever you park a child carrier
  • Do not carry extra children or bags on the child carrier
  • Be mindful of environmental hazards such as wind chill and heat exhaustion
  • Do not allow any of the children’s body, clothing, shoe laces, or toys to come into contact with moving parts
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How old should my child be to ride in a jogging stroller?

All Thule jogging strollers are made to be flexible and allow for growing kids to start using as early as 6 months of age and up to 4 years old with a maximum weight capacity of 49 lbs. / 22 kg per child. Each jogger includes an adjustable 5-point harness to comfortably accommodate your child through inevitable growth spurts.

Thule Urban Glide comes with a bassinet or infant inlay, however you should not start running with your child until they are old enough to ride in the toddler seat. Always consult a pediatrician if you are concerned or unsure if your child is ready.

Are Thule jogging strollers easy to clean?

Thule jogging strollers can be cleaned regularly with warm water and a mild soapy solution. Never use harsh cleaners or solvents, as the proper service and care affects the performance and safety of the strollers.

The additional Thule Stroller Seat Liner accessory is a great add-on to help keep your favorite jogging stroller clean. When it gets dirty from spills or messes, you can simply throw it in the washing machine.

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What is the best double jogging stroller for running?

Thule Urban Glide actually comes in a double version making it one of the best jogging strollers for running on the market.

How to fold a jogging stroller

Thule strollers are designed to be easy to fold and store when not in use. This is how you fold a Thule jogging stroller!

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What is the difference between Thule Urban Glide and Thule Glide?

Thule Glide is designed specifically for running and helps athletic parents perform at the highest level thanks to its larger wheels and super lightweight design. It provides plenty of room for your kick stride and locked front wheel for running.

Thule Urban Glide is a versatile stroller for everyday life, designed to help parents easily stroll on rough terrain. The swivel front wheel for strolling that easily locks in place, and there is a bassinet available for strolling with newborns. It also comes in a double version for two kids.

What is the difference between Thule Urban Glide 2 and Thule Urban Glide 3?

Thule Urban Glide 2 is our original all-terrain stroller with one-hand compact fold for easy transport on the go and large 16’’ air-filled tires for superior suspension.

Thule Urban Glide 3 has all the much-loved all-terrain features of the original, but with more of a focus on your child’s comfort. The full-coverage canopy, adjustable recline and built-in leg rest guarantees a comfortable ride. It also comes in a 4-wheeled version.

Can you use a bike trailer as a jogging stroller?

Some parents use their bike trailers as a stroller and a jogging stroller. This is because bike trailers like the Thule Chariots are just as good for strolling as they are for cycling. With the additional jogging wheel accessory you can even use them to run.

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