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Reduce single use paper cup trash!
Here's a super lightweight easy-carry flexible hydration cup for runners.
Reduce single use paper cup trash! Here's a super lightweight easy-carry flexible hydration cup for runners.
78 backers pledged $2,172 to help bring this project to life.

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Zippycup - a never-throwaway runner's drink cup

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Running with friends is great!
Running with friends is great!

 

Even better when friends set out hydration
Even better when friends set out hydration

 

 

What a great feeling after the early morning run
What a great feeling after the early morning run

 

But the cup trash is pretty depressing.....
But the cup trash is pretty depressing.....

 

Typical Season Training Trash - Per Runner!
Typical Season Training Trash - Per Runner!

 So if we can get Zippycups into runner's hands and pockets, we can reduce paper cup use.  Paper cups have a place, just not out in the outdoor running world.

Here were some of the early versions

But here's what we get when we're funded

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What advantages are there for the Runner?

  • The little loop for lanyard, keychain, rubber band (?)
  • Rubber band can connect to make a stretchy loop, better than adding loops to every Zippycup and having runners cut them off
  • Very lightweight, < ¾ oz 
  • Holds 4 oz liquid 
  • Lays flat and pocket storable 
  • Made from USFDA food/medical grade silicone
  • Impervious to heat or cold 
  • Can be operated with mittens/gloves 
  • Dishwasher (and Laundry safe)

Super Lightweight

Detail of the Zippy

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For the Training Director

  • Eliminate need to count runners each week and then plan for the cups
  • No need to worry about some hydration stops that need 2X number of cups, if the course is out and back
  • No need to throw the cups away
  • And if you're frugal, no longer the need to save last week's cups (ugh!) for next week's run
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Economics, if the environmental side doesn't convince you

 

                                Thanks!     

       Get out there and be a Zippy Runner!

 

Risks and challenges

We may need multiple tool iterations as there is always chance of new dimensions not being fully functional. This would cause a month's delay at most. To prevent this, we will verify design in single mold before multiple cavity release.

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    Vote of Confidence

    (1) Zippycup
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    Family Runs

    (6) Zippycups, one of each color

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    Friends Run Together

    (12) Zippycups, two of each color

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    Runners Train Together

    (75) Zippycups
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    Citywide Runners Group

    (250) Zippycups
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    Big Running Event

    (500) Zippycups
    Mix/match any combination of solid color or 2-color. Choose any color whatsoever! (well, maybe not exact Pantone :)

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Funding period

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