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The Ruffwear Trail Runner™ System enhances miles on the trail by providing a hands-free hip belt and leash system that allows easy access and carrying of essentials. The Trail Runner™ Belt offers humans a comfortable, bounce-free, load-dispersing design with an intuitive leash attachment release for quick disconnect when needed. The belt includes a zippered, water-resistant pocket, a stretch mesh pocket, and an included 21 ounce, BPA-free Ruffwear water bottle that fits securely in a holster on the back. While the belt is compatible with any leash, this system includes our shock-absorbing Ridgeline™ Leash, designed at a length that’s optimized for running or walking.

Belt Size: 25-45 in (64-114 cm)
Leash Length: 3.3-5.9 ft (1-1.8 m)

Be In The Mile with ambassadors Nico & Sol in this trail running story.


Key Features

Additional Features

  • Comfortable bounce-free, load-dispersing design
  • Intuitive leash attachment release for quick disconnect
  • Shock-absorbing, Ridgeline™ Leash
  • Zippered, water-resistant pocket
  • Stretch mesh pocket for quick-access to essentials
  • BPA-free Ruffwear water bottle
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon™
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Suzanne T.
United States

Love the trail runner leash

It’s great, strong adaptable, and great for us!

Natalie S.
United States

Release clip too unstable

Convenient system with the water bottle pouch and zipper pockets. Belt is very comfortable. However, if our pup suddenly pulls against the leash, the release unsnaps and he is suddenly free. Have tried making sure it is fully latched, etc, but it still unclips if he pulls suddenly, such as when he sees a prey animal. This unfortunately has made the system basically unusable for us.

Mike G.
United States

Best running belt for pups

Really like this belt. Has nice pockets on both sides and holds bottle securely. The strap that connects to pup's leash is rock solid and the large surface area on the padded backside of belt helps protect your kidneys from eager to run pups.

Hayley M.
United States

Awesome Setup

Love this thing! I run with my dog all the time, and even if I don’t attach him on the sling (which is awesome for when we are avoiding obstacles) it holds my phone in place and has lots of storage. I’ll admit, for shorter runs when I don’t carry water, the water bottle holder works great as a ****-holster. Highly recommended.

Kelsey C.
United States

Comfortable and Convenient

I love how much stuff fits in this belt! So much more comfortable for hikes and trail running than a backpack. It's great to have for off leash hikes if you need to quickly attach your dog to you too!

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