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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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Ratings & Reviews

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4.4 Based on 46 Reviews
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Erin R.
United States United States

Absolutely amazing, to run with either 1 or 2 dogs and have hands free is so great. It's definitely gotten us out the door more than prior to owning this leash system. This is a great product.

Jeanette J.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Barbra, Teddy and Pippa
This is it!

It’s hard to explain why the belt works so well, but it really does. I walk 3 big dogs and the Trail Runner gives me a spare hand for security. Love it! Learn from my mistakes and don’t try anything else. Keep it up, Ruffwear!

Maura M.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name AdRock
Trail running GSP

I purchased this harness system to replace an old one that cause chafing in the under arm area of my dog. This harness does not cause chaffing and the leash attachment makes for a nice run that allows my dog to pull without any pressure to my waist or back. My GSP is way faster than me and I can keep up with this system and neither of us get hurt.

Kathy C.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Winston
Great harness!

I really love this harness, it has made running with my dog much more comfortable for both of us. However, I would have liked it without the water bottle holder, which makes it much bulkier than necessary. The most we run is 6 miles, and we can wait to get a drink at the end.

Kathy Coletti verified customer review of Trail Runner™ System
Janet M.
United States United States
Highly recommended

This is amazing. I thought it would be a safe back up in case I lose the hand held leash or take a tumble. This is now the primary leash. She loves the freedom and I love being able to run with better form.

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