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Safety While Running

  • Do not workout alone.
  • Advise someone of your workout times and route taken and check in with them when finished.
  • Do not workout in deserted or dark areas.
  • Have several different routes and rotate them.
  • Check your workout route before you start.
  • Get to know the neighborhood of your workout routes.
  • Avoid bushes, doorways and alleys during your workout.
  • Plan safe locations on your route, well-populated areas where you can go for help.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash or jewelry.
  • Do carry personal identification, with an emergency contact name and phone number.
  • Carry a whistle or some type of noise making device.
  • Stay alert and scan the area in front of you and avoid person(s) or situations that make you feel uneasy.
  • Every now and then during your workout, check the area behind you.
  • Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance and never get too close to a vehicle.
  • If you think someone is following, change directions or go to your safe location.
  • Carry a cellular phone when possible.
  • Report suspicious persons or incidents to the police as soon as possible.
  • Know the phone numbers to police and have them available.
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