Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Runbell, all opinions are 100% my own.
My biggest pet peeve when running in a park or on a trail is the congestion, especially when the weather gets nice and more people are out. Between the walkers and the bikers, sometimes it is hard to get around them without either causing an accident or running so close to the walker you practically scare them to death. Yelling “on your left” has never been my forte, as my voice barely carries enough for them to hear me, especially when I am putting in my full effort.
Trying to pass a wall of people that are taking up the whole trail can be difficult and frustrating, and quite frankly, dangerous at times, especially when it comes to running in the bike lane to pass people. I usually get annoyed and frustrated that people aren’t more considerate of the other people on the trail. Up until this point I have not found a good way to alert people that I need to get by them because I happen to be moving faster than they are, that is until I saw this video for the Runbell.
Great, right?? Now I know you want to know where you can buy this right now, but unfortunately you can’t. The good news is that this with the help of Kickstarter and runners, like you and me, the Runbell’s estimated delivery is in September of this year. All you have to do is head on over to their Kickstarter page and back them! Limited supplies will be sold at an early bird price of $20 a piece and once those are sold out they will be available for $25. Plus there are a few other options available for you to check out!
The Runbell is the first of its kind. It is a stylish bell designed just for urban runners that fits right on your hand and is simple to use while running. The bell is adjustable and extremely light-weight that has a powerful, but pleasant sound. This bell is perfect for any runner that runs in crowded areas, such as parks or trails, where runners and pedestrians share the same path.
The Kickstarter for the Runbell is live today, so head on over there quickly and order your Runbell, I have!!! I know that this bell will definitely decrease my frustration when running in crowded areas, especially when I am trying to pass a wall of women walking with their strollers while taking up the whole path.