Running is about mastering the small details. From footstrike to balance and cadence to rotation, the biggest performance improvements come from mastering the technicalities. Our Distance Kit embodies that exacting mindset. Working with a team of elite runners to design, develop, and test gear that stands up to their uncompromising demands, we thoughtfully considered every single detail to construct gear that is as at home on the track as the trail and on tempo day as race day. Meet the new standard for high-performance running gear.
THE DISTANCE KIT
THE WEAR TESTING TEAM
Developed with a team of world record holders, ultra-marathoners, and run community icons, every detail of the Distance Kit was designed, tested, and optimized to meet the needs of the most intense runners. We asked our wear testers about their needs, their likes, their dislikes, and their non-negotiables. We examined the biggest pain points of their current gear and we worked together relentlessly in pursuit of a single goal: creating the world's best running gear. These men guided the entirety of this project - from initial concepting to prototype evaluation and wear testing - to ensure we were building a collection worthy of the sport's top athletes.
“Ten Thousand made the minimalist gear runners of every kind have been waiting for. Cracking the code on fit, durability, style, and performance, you won't find me in anything else - from trail runs to Ultraman."
ULTRA-ENDURANCE ATHLETE, WELLNESS AND PLANT-BASED NUTRITION ADVOCATE, AUTHOR AND PODCASTER
“When it comes to my run shorts and tanks, there are usually some things I like and some things I would change. Finally, Ten Thousand has created the only running gear I wouldn't change a thing about."
TWO-TIME OLYMPIAN, MARATHON RECORD HOLDER,
“I can honestly say that the Distance Kit was made by runners, for runners - and I was lucky enough to help. From the lightness and quality of the fabric to the perfect fit, I am truly blown away."
RUN COMMUNITY SPIRITUAL AMBASSADOR
“Being an ultra-endurance athlete, my efforts tend to last from many hours to multiple days. Having gear that is light and provides maximum mobility is imperative. The Distance Kit fits my needs perfectly."
PLANT BASED ALTERNATIVE ENDURANCE ATHLETE
“If you look pro, you run pro, and the Distance Kit gets the job done. As a Los Angeles runner and coach, feeling light and fresh during a run is crucial, and this gear couldn't be better."
FOUNDER OF BLACKLISTLA RUNNING CLUB
“I train every single day to be versatile enough to conquer any distance and surface. The Distance Kit is what I trust. This gear is light enough to forget it's there but durable enough to meet the demands of my training."
PROFESSIONAL MOUNTAIN, ULTRA, TRAIL, AND OCR ATHLETE
"The Distance Kit is not only top-of-the-line, performance run gear, but it also has the sleek details and modern aesthetic that suit my style."
FORMER NCAA TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER,