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Looking for a 'bounce-free' running belt that lets you enjoy hands-free trail runs or long walks with your dog?  The Trail Runner Belt is a hip belt & leash system for dog 'on-leash' running (or walking!).  It's lightweight, streamlined & has 2 handy zippered pockets so you can carry your essentials too!

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The Ruffwear Trail Runner Belt is perfect for hands-free running (or walking) with your dog.  The adjustable hipbelt has two zippered 'stretch' pockets so you can comfortably carry your mobile and essentials.  It has been designed to lay flat and snugly on the body for a bounce free running experience. 

The running belt has a clever leash attachment system which works with most leashes that have a handle. Our favourite to pair it with though is the new Trail Runner Leash - this bungee dog lead has a shock absorbing design and is the optimal length for running.

Don't want to attach a leash?  The Trail Runner Belt can be used with or without a dog leash attached - see the video further down on this page to see how you can store the leash attachment system if you're doing off-leash running.

The Trail Runner Belt Sizing

Sizing is based on human waist measurement.  Measure around your waist where you would like the belt to sit.

  • S/M - fits 51-89cm (20-35") waists
  • L/XL - fits 89-127cm (35-50") waists
  • Both sizes have a 0.6L carrying capacity to hold your phone, keys, pick-up bags, treats, or even a soft sided water flask.

Ruffwear Trail Runner Belt Key Features

  • Comfortable & bounce-free - it has a low profile, lay-flat design that minimizes bounce. 
  • Leash attachment system so you're hands-free - cleverly designed to work with most leashes with a handle. Our favourite is to pair it with the new Trail Runner Leash.
  • Or Hide-away the leash system for off leash running - You can choose to wear it without a dog leash attached too - see the video below that shows how you can hide away the leash system when it isn't needed.
  • Two zippered stretch pockets - nylon spandex blend with 0.6L capacity. Carry your phone, keys, pick-up bags, and more.
  • Adjustable waist belt is available in two sizes
  • Reflective accents for better visibilty in low-light conditions
Ruffwear's Trail Runner Belt System Lifestyle Collage - Showing People running with their dogs


  • Body: 82% nylon 18% spandex; 150 denier 2-way stretch 91% polyester 9% spandex with WR (water repellent) finish; recycled polyester spacer mesh (bluesign® approved)
  • Leash Strap: 20 mm nylon webbing; polyoxymethylene side-release buckle
  • Hipbelt: 40 mm nylon webbing; ITW Onyx buckle (bluesign® approved)
  • Zipper: YKK reverse coil zipper with reflective cord


Hand wash with mild detergent. Air dry only.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Matthew S.
Love it!

I am using it with two speedy Kelpies on a y-lead and it has been a game-changer. Quality and comfort both great. Previously I was running with a long lead and this is a huge improvement.

Great for running

Using it to run with my high energy Vizsla. I love that the strap allows for her to move from side to side without moving my hips. I find the back pocket panel is very thin and makes it a bit harder to access on my back as the insert is right against my body but other than that this is a game changer. The belt is lightweight, stays in place and I can forget about whilst running.

Not worth if you intend to run

It would be fine for walking but it rides up to the waist and doesn’t stay on the hips. As soon as your dog pulls in the slightest the big zip from the main pocket at the back digs straight into your back. With the design the bottom curved bit also folds over when you run, would be fine for casual walking with a small dog but it is terrible for anything more than that. Also note the straps don’t go all the way through - so the back coloured fabric is the only thing taking 100% of the force. Don’t waste your money!