Most race participants behave beautifully–but there are unfortunately a few in the pack that are less considerate of their fellow runners.

Let’s discuss the nasty and wonderful habits of fellow racers and how they impact other runners. From blaring music out of devices for all to hear to stopping mid-race to make sure another runner is okay, how we treat one another says a lot about our sport.

In an informal Facebook poll, I asked followers to describe what they think is the best and worst conduct before, during and after races. Let’s see if you agree:

Pre-Race

Best

Worst

During The Race

Best

Worst

Post-Race

Best

Worst

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