I had the idea for a new water bottle design on a sweltering summer day while training for the Louisville Ironman Triathlon. I was sweating and wishing I didn’t have to hold water in my hands or carry it on a bulky hydration belt. Then I wondered: What if the bottle was shaped to fit into a waistband or race belt?
From that inspiration my wife and I built crude prototypes of various designs and our two great kids “road tested” them by running around our family room. Not only is Simple Hydration kid-tested and approved, it was put through its paces by a runner with 30+ years of experience… me.
I’m just an average runner with a passion for the sport. I ran my first full marathon at age 12 (4 hours, 47 minutes), then went on to run cross-country and track in high school and at Bowling Green State University. After college I continued to run for enjoyment and to stay in shape. I’ve run 6 marathons and completed 2 Ironman Triathlons.
The Simple Hydration Water Bottle is a crowd-funded product. Initial funding came from other runners and individuals through Kickstarter, a platform that connects inventors with people who believe in their idea.
I would like to personally thank those individuals below that helped us launch our dream. Thank you, too, for your interest in Simple Hydration. Together we can revolutionize the way runners stay hydrated!
Brian D. Hock
Simple Hydration Founder
Some of Our 2017 Simple Hydration Ultra Racing Team & Racing Team Members.
Simple Hydration is proud to support Emily Allan and her effort to run the full 895 kilometers of the Bruce Trail in Canada. Her effort is known as “End to End CF” and will take place over 22 days from June 10 to July 1, 2017. Emily hopes this run will raise funds and awareness [...]
We’re excited to announce our 2017 Simple Hydration Racing Team. Our team is once again comprised of Ultra Racing Team and Racing Team members. Ultra Racing Team runners are those that compete at the marathon distance and above on trails and/or roads. The Racing Team are those runners that compete at the marathon distance down [...]
We’re pleased to announce our 2017 Simple Hydration Run Team. We had a great group of athletes on previous Run Teams and the this year’s group looks to be strong as well. We have runners of all abilities and scattered in different parts of the world. We also have a strong contingent of returning members [...]
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2017 Race Calendar: Johnny Faerber 10k Hawaii February 5, 2017; Great Aloha Run February 29 ,2017 (HI) ROAD HAWAII; Hawaii Pacific Woments Health 10k March 5, 2017 Hawaii; Leah Bennett Invitational 5k March 16, 2017 (HI) UH HAWAII; Hapalua Half Marathon April 9,2017 (HI) 13.1 HAWAII; Jamba Juice 5K May, 2017 HAWAII; Honolulu Ekidin & Music May 21,2017 Hawaii; Army Ten Miler July 2017; Hibiscus Half Marathon July 2017 HI 13.1 HAWAII; Hickam Half Marathon 2017; Val Velasco Half Marathon November 2017
2017 Race Schedule: Chuckanut 50k - March; Gorge 100k - April; Western States 100 (Tentative) - June; UTMB (France) - August; North Face 50 Mile SF - December
Seow Kong Ng
2017 Race Calendar: Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race, Remaining races TBD.
2017 Race Calendar: San Juan Solstice. And, hopefully a trip to Europe in August?!
2017 Race Calendar: Ultraman Hawaii 2017 - November; Meredith is going to focus this year on doing really big blocks of training to get stronger for Ultraman. She may jump in a race or swim event this summer.
2017 Race Schedule: Rocky Racoon 100 Miler (USA Championships) - Feb 4th; Lake Sonoma 50 Miler, California; World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships (Italy) - August 6th.
Sandi Menchi Abahan
Baguio City, Philippines
2017 Race Schedule: Rizal Mountain Run, Pilipinas Akyathlon; TDS, France; Clark Miyamit Falls Ultra; TNF Hong Kong
2017 Race Schedule: Surf City Marathon - Feb; Rocks and Roots 50k, Columbus, OH - Feb; LA Marathon - March; Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH - May 7; RunQuestTravel.com Portugal/Spain - 6/17-24; 24 Hour World Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland (currently 2nd on qualifying list, top 6 men and women represent Team USA) - 7/1; Badwater 135, Death Valley National Park, California (Tentative) - 7/10; Northcoast 24 - 24 Hour National Championship, Cleveland, Ohio - Sept; Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis, Minnesota - Oct; Big Backyard Ultra - Oct.
2017 Race Schedule: Australia Day Ultra 100km - January 21; 19th Canberra 48hr Race - March 17; World 24hr Championships (Belfast, Northern Ireland) - July 1; TBC - September; TBC - December
Yeray Duran Lopez
2017 Race Calendar: To be determined.
2017 Race Schedule: Sean OBrien 100K (Malibu) - February; Big Goal: Run the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District of England - Summer; Kodiak 100 (California) - August; Plus many races in Colorado
2017 Race Schedule: Sean OBrien 50M or 50K (Malibu) - February; Kodiak 100 (California) - August; Plus many races in Colorado
Menlo Park, California
2017 Race Schedule (tentative): Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon - February 5; Lake Chabot Redtail Ridge 30k - February 18; Way Too Cool 50k - March 4; American River 50 mile - April 1; Boston Marathon - April 17; Quicksilver 50k - May 13; Western States 100 Mile - June 24
2017 Race Schedule (tentative): Training Camp on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, Spain - January; The Coastal Challenge (Costa Rica) - February; Buffalo Run 50 Miler (Utah, USA) - March; Ultra-Trail Australia 100k (Australia) - May; The Jungle Ultra (Stage Race - Peru) - June; Gore-Tex Transalpine Run, (Stage Race - Across the Alps) - September
I’ve been running most of my life and have always enjoyed it. While competing for Bowling Green State University I managed to run a 3:57 1500 meters on the track and a 26:09 8K on grass. Now I fit in running around my day job as the owner of a graphic design firm. I have run 6 marathons, including Columbus (3:31 PR), New York City, Bermuda, Air Force and Chicago. Three years ago I completed my first Ironman Triathlon, setting a personal record of 12:10:16 at Ironman Coeur d’Alene (Idaho). I finished Ironman Louisville in 2010. As a fellow runner, I’m proud to sponsor the Simple Hydration Racing Team.
The Simple Hydration Water Bottle represents the largest Kickstarter campaign ever successfully completed in Cincinnati, OH. Kickstarter contributors pledged money towards our goal of funding the initial mold and production of the bottle, with no guarantee that we would ever be successful. They took a leap of faith and backed our project—and $21,180 and 180 backers later, here we are.
View our Kickstarter page and watch the video that launched Simple Hydration.