Ever run along a sidewalk or path where it’s a challenge to get around slower runners or walkers? This happened to me on a recent trip to Florida. While not an urban situation, it was challenging to run around tons of shell hunters on the beach each morning. I could have used a cool accessory like the Runbell to politely notify others that I wanted to pass. The entire family rented bikes in Florida as well. All the bikes came with bells, why not bells for runners? Sounds good to me!
According to the creators of Runbell, their goal is to encourage more people to take up running while creating a safe and supportive running environment for runners and pedestrians alike. No need for anyone to yell, “COMING THROUGH!” when you can use a delightful ‘DING’ of the Runbell. Have you watched the video? It really is a pleasant sound. Apparently Runbell selected a brass bell specifically for the clear sound it makes compared to other metals. With pedestrians already conditioned to the sound of a passing bike bell, this runners bell makes great sense.
Not only is the Runbell quite functional, it’s rather stylish as well. At only 1 ounce, the Runbell is super lightweight too. It comes in two sizes, one for men and one for women. Additional silicon inserts allow for adjustability and comfort. Come on, don’t you want to be a hip runner like her? I do!
Runbell is still in the fundraising phase to really get this cool running accessory moving forward (pun intended). You can back them for as little as a buck. When you support Runbell for $25, you’ll receive your choice of a men’s or women’s bell. If you’d like to donate, head on over to their Kickstarter page. Have a runner in your life other than yourself? I think Runbell would make a great gift too. Don’t you?
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Fun idea- and definitely a good one for busy city sidewalks!
Such a simple, yet clever idea. So much nicer than yelling, “hey you, get outta my way!”
I think this sounds great for runners. I can see it working in airports and grocery stores as well.
This is one of those, ‘Why wasn’t this thought of sooner?’ products. I know several runners who would use this. It seems to add to safety and common courtesy on the road!
That is pretty cool – I really love the idea. I would just have one of these at my desk at work
I did my 3.2 miles this morning and this would have been so handy to have on our walk! Great idea!!
I have a quiet voice and people usually don’t notice when I say something to pass them. This would be great for me.
May daughter is really quiet too. She loves this idea.
What a neat idea. I live in the middle of nowhere so it isn’t an issue when I run but I can see how it would be in the city.
What a fantastic idea! Luckily my area isn’t so populated when I’m out running, but in larger areas, this would be a must have!
What a fantastic idea! I’m a cyclist and the bell on my bike is rubbish – I might well get one of these to kill two birds (and no pedestrians!) with one… bell. Thanks!
What a cute idea! I can see this as being useful for when I run on some of the trails in Toronto. This could even be good for my bicycle.
I agree. I’d love to visit Toronto with the family and bring along a Runbell.