• DON'T WEAR HEADSET: Use your ears to be aware of your
• CARRY A CHANGE FOR PHONE CALL
• RUN WITH A PARTNER
• WRITE DOWN OR LEAVE WORD: of the direction of your run.
Tell friends and family of your favorite routes.
• MIX UP ROUTES AND TIMES: avoid predictability.
• ALWAYS STAY ALERT: The more aware you are, the less
vulnerable you are.
• AVOID UNPOPULATED AREAS: deserted streets, and
overgrown trails. Especially avoid unlit areas at night. Run clear
of parked cars or bushes.
• CARRY IDENTIFICATION: or write your name, number, and
blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe. Include any
medical information. DON'T wear jewelry.
• IGNORE VERBAL HARASSMENT: Use discretion in
acknowledging strangers. Look directly at others and be
observant, but keep your distance and keep moving.
• RUN AGAINST TRAFFIC: so you can observe approaching
• WEAR REFLECTIVE MATERIAL: if you must run before dawn
or after dark
• USE YOUR INTUITION: about a person or an area. React on
your intuitions and avoid if you're unsure.
• PRACTICE MEMORIZING LICENSE TAGS: or identifying
characteristics of strangers.
• CARRY A WHISTLE OR OTHER NOISEMAKER
CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY: if something happens to you or someone else, or you notice anyone out of the ordinary.