If you are on the hunt for the perfect pram to complement your active lifestyle, we highly suggest adding these best running prams of 2020 to your shortlist. They will make exercising with a baby or toddler so much more enjoyable!
Run, jog, stroll, walk – do it all with these best running prams of 2020. Designed for active mums and their little ones, these prams come with all the features you want when pounding the pavement and/or exploring the great outdoors with your bub. Easy to push, puncture-proof tyres, smart fold-down systems for the car boot, and so much more.
But before we get to the best running prams, a word about safety. Safety first, after all!
Health professionals recommend waiting until your child is at least 6-8 months old with good head and neck control before running with them in a dedicated 3 wheel running pram.
However, you can still go for walks with running prams. Many running prams also come with capsule compatibility to make it that little more secure for bub. Plus, running prams are also great for everyday use too!
Running pram features
Most running prams will come with some must-have features. Below are the ones we recommend looking for:
- Three wheels – This helps them to be lighter and easier to manoeuvre.
- Lockable front wheel – This feature allows the front wheel to go from a locked position to a swivel position. A locked position is ideal when running on a straight path but swivel is best on all-terrain.
- Hand brake – Running prams are designed to be easy to push which means you need a quick way to stop them. A hand brake is a must, especially if running downhill.
- Wrist strap -This is another important safety feature for running prams and ensures you always have control of the pram.
- Air-filled tyres- This is a comfort feature. Air-filled tyres allow for a smoother ride for both you and your baby, acting as suspension for the pram.
So here you have it. Here’s Mum Central’s top picks for best running prams of 2020.
Baby Jogger Summit X3
No limits, no boundaries, go anywhere with this highly manoeuvrable hybrid jogger/stroller. With its all-wheel suspension, the Summit X3 provides exceptional performance on any terrain.
There are plenty of perks to this pram – the remote wheel lock, the hand-operated brake, a one-hand fold, a light frame that will easily fit into your car boot or the corner of your garage. The list goes on and one.
Your little one can lie nearly flat or sit up and watch the world go by. It also has two peek-a-boo windows, two side vents and a UV 50+ canopy.
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 weighs `12.5 kg, is priced at $849.99 and suitable for children up to 34kg. For more information visit Baby Jogger.
Bumbleride Speed is not only sleek and stylish but purpose-built for running with air-filled tyres and superior suspension. Prepare to glide across any terrain and enjoy a smooth run (or walk) with your little one.
One of the great features we love about the Bumbleride Speed is its compact design, one-step fold and bassinet/capsule options. The capsule means this pram is suitable from newborn so totally versatile and adaptable to your child as it grows. So not only are you getting a fabulous running pram, but it’s also ideal for every day out and about adventures.
Serious runners will adore that the front wheel is equipped with Speed3 Steering, giving you 3 options for adjusting the front wheel according to your speed. You can set it locked straight for running, 30° swivel for jogging and 360° swivel for walking.
Other cool features of the Bumbleride Speed include a tall air-vented backrest for growing toddlers, an extra-large canopy, an adjustable hand bar and 5-point breakaway harness with shoulder pads. The Bumbleride also boasts a large cargo basket and built-in storage pockets, plus it comes with an air pump and bumper bar. All fabrics are made from 100% recycled plastics too! #amazing
The Bumbleride Speed weighs in at 11.8kg, is priced at $949.95 and suitable for children up to 29.5kg. For more information visit Danish by Design.
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Mountain Buggy terrain™
We’ve heard nothing but great things about this premium jogger that enables parents to go from active to urban in seconds with a second set of 12″ wheels included! With Mountain Buggy terrain™ you get all the features you expect from a jogging pram with elite fitness aesthetics and sporting enhanced features, but with the look and feel of an urban pram. It’s more ‘evening jog’, less ‘marathon morning’, if you know what we mean.
This sporty buggy comes with a full recline to upright seat suitable from newborn – 25 kg, a hand operated control brake for total control, a lockable front wheel with adjustable tracking for improved stability when jogging, comes with both 16” and 12” wheels so parents can go from active to urban in seconds, shock absorbing suspension and a huge UPF 50+ sun canopy and slick out sun visor.
Mountain Buggy terrain™ is compatible with plenty of car capsules as well as their unique carrycot plus™ for ultimate newborn parent facing comfort.
The Mountain Buggy terrain™ weighs `12.9 kg, is priced at $899 and suitable for children up to 25kg. For more information visit Mountain Buggy.
Thule Glide 2
The Thule Glide 2 is built for runners and for their kids. It combines a comfortable ride for them and a smooth push for you. This is a great pram for those who want to go the distance and look awesome doing so!
Features of the Thule Glide 2 include a one-handed compact fold, a multi-positional canopy with side-ventilation, a reclining seat, a 5-point safety harness, an integrated twist hand brake and an ergonomic, adjustable handlebar for maximum parent comfort.
There’s plenty of room to bring everything in the large cargo basket plus a rear mesh pocket, and two mesh compartments for snacks or toys. The Thule Glide 2 also boasts improved visibility thanks to reflective rims on all wheels and reflective edge on the canopy – great for evening or early morning runs.
The Thule Glide 2 weighs 10.8kg, is priced at $999 and is suitable for children up to 22kg. You can find out more at Thule.
Britax BOB Revolution Pro
The popular BOB Revolution Pro offers versatile off-road, on-road fitness for all fitness levels. Easy strolls, brisk walks, quick jogs or long-distance runs – with BOB it’s a walk in the park.
Some of the top features of BOB include a five-point padded harness, a padded reclining seat for comfort and a multi-positional canopy for protection.
The pram also features a state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system, a lockable swivel front wheel, an easy, two-step folding and lightweight frame. There is plenty of storage, plus it’s compatible with the Britax Safe-n-Sound Unity capsule.
Joovy Zoom 360
One of the more affordable running prams on the market is the Joovy Zoom 360. This three-wheel jogging stroller comes with all the bells and whistles but is also ideal for everyday outings, not just running.
Joovy Zoom 360 has extra-large lockable and swivelling tyres, a one-handed fold, comes with a parent organiser, air pump, extra large storage baskets and removable seat fabric.
The Joovy Zoom weighs 11.7kg, is priced at $479.99 and is suitable for children up to five years. For more information, visit CNP.
Choosing the right running pram for you
The best running pram for you is the one that is comfortable to push, fits within your budget and works with your lifestyle.
While some mums are looking for a pram that they can use during their next marathon, such as the Thule Glide 2, many mums are simply looking for an occasional jogging/lifestyle pram, such as the Mountain Buggy terrain™. Or, you may be looking or something in the middle such as the Baby Jogger Summit X3.
We hope our guide to the best running prams helps to make this decision a little bit easier.
If you’re on the lookout for an every-day pram or stroller, then be sure to check out our top prams of 2020 guide, including double prams, single prams and travel strollers.