Rule #1: Always Run/Walk Facing Traffic
Runners and walkers should always be facing traffic. Make eye contact with on coming AND turning cars. Keeping your head up is good running posture; let good posture also keep you safe. Be sure you know that drivers see you! Take responsibility in being seen throughout the day.
Rule #2: Run 2 Abreast
As runners, we like to think that we own the road. We do NOT, we need to share. If you are running in the streets, do not run more than 2 abreast. Go down to single file when there are oncoming vehicles. If the streets are getting more and more congested take your run on to the side walk to be safe.
Rule #3: Be Proactive and Be Aware
Always keep your head up and aware of your surroundings. Run in well lit, populated areas. If you enjoy running with music, keep one ear bud out so that you can hear the ambient noises around you. When you are with us, please do not wear headphones. When possible, run with a buddy; a running buddy adds a safety factor for both of you. Always carry a cell phone in case of an emergency. Always keep an eye on your surroundings during your runs, regardless if you are on the street, on the sidewalk or in a park