We asked world renowned runner and Super-Dad, Mike Wardian for tips on running as a family.
Here are his 5 tips to a successful outing.
1: Keep it easy
Running with kids should be fun and I would suggest not planning on your run with kids being your only run of the day. Try to make the run about the kids and not where you need to get miles.
Try to encourage the kids to dictate pace as it's easier to keep everyone happy.
If the children as very small, getting a running stroller is key. It will help keep the kids safe and protected but also really improves the experience for the adult.
Have lots of treats, snacks, water, etc. It's a powerful motivator.
Know where you want to go and share that with the kids. They can then have something to look forward to.
GET THE GEAR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NEED FOR A GREAT RUN
FOR THE KIDS
10oz of hydration with a zippered pocket and adjustable grip-free strap in a size perfect for smaller hands
Small in size, but stretches to hold a lot. The Mirage Pak makes a great "my first running gear" gift.
Keep them seen, keep them safe. These small, bright, clip-on strobes increase visibility from dusk to dawn.
FOR THE PARENTS
Runaway fanny pack
Whether you wear is around your waist or across your chest, the RunAway Fanny Pack is the perfect choice for bringing snacks, phone, keys, and other small essentials.
trailMix plus Hydration belt
Carry hydration and essentials all while keeping your hands free. The TrailMix Plus Hydration Belt comes with two 10oz flasks, a zippered pocket, a quick-access pocket, and shock cords to hold even more.
zephyr trail 200 r flashlight
This grip-free, 200 lumen flashlight is perfect for those after work family runs when the sun starts setting earlier. It also has a fold out whistle!