1. Run with a running group.
|Photo courtesy of http://drmichellecleere.com
2. Drive to your partner instead of meeting on foot.
3. Got a dog? Canine companions make great running buddies, too.
|My friend Alden’s running pal!|
4. Wear a headlamp. Petzl makes some great ones.
5. And a reflective vest! Check our BraceMart for an assortment of items.
6. Or a vest that glows… from NoxGear!
7. Opt for an indoor run on days that look especially dark and dreary.
8. Run on well lit roads.
|bia sports watch|
10. Run with mace or pepper spray.
11. Consider wearing a personal alarm.
12. When running pre dawn or post sunset, only run in familiar areas. Now is not the time to try a new route or trail.
13. Always tell someone your route and your expected finish time.
14. Always run with your phone.
Click here for some additional tips for staying safe on the run. Thanks to Runner’s World for putting this video together. And bookmark this page to remind yourself of these safety tips during the spring thaw when we’re all itching to get outside.