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Ready, set, go run! But first, here are some safety precautions to keep you moving securely from start to finish.
Share Your Plan
Share your run plan with someone. Whether it’s with a text, call or note on the counter, make sure another human knows when you left, where you’re going and what time you plan to be back.
Related: Stay Safe On Winter Runs
Take your phone. We know—it’s sometimes annoying to carry this with you, plus running is a great time to sign off for a few miles! You don’t have to use it—it’s there just in case. Put the text alert on silent and use an accessory like a running belt or armband, so it’s not in your sweaty palm.
Glow In The Dark
Make sure you’re reflective when running in the dark. Between flickering shoe clip-ons or a high-visibility jacket you should be a beacon of light. And ditch the basic black. Fluorescent colors reflect 200-300 percent of light (versus 90 percent regularly), allowing a runner to be seen up to 1,000 feet away.