Embarking on a new running adventure can make you really excited. Don’t let your excitement overwhelm you that you forget about the people and environment around you. Although running seems like such a simple sport, there is a running etiquette that you pickup along the way. I will share them with you and hopefully will make running enjoyable for everyone around you.
Etiquette running tips for your training runs:
- Always smile, wave or nod to other runners.
- Always thank pedestrians who move out of the way for you, or drivers that stop for you so you can run by.
- When passing another runner, don’t cut in front of them and slow down.
- If passing another runner and you know you are faster than them, don’t look back and see how far back they are.
- If you need to spit, make sure no one is in the line of fire.
- Yield to pedestrians and watch out for pets.
- Always run facing traffic on the side of the road. Avoid running in the middle of the road.
- Leave any items that will make noise in your pocket while you run at home – ie your key and coins.
- When passing a runner, use phrases such as “On your left/right” or “Excuse me” to not startle the person you are passing.
- Do not litter – throw your empty water bottles in the garbage or recycling bin.
- No matter how fast you are, you are not faster than a car. Do not try to beat cars, bikes or trains across intersections.
Stay tuned for etiquette running tips during a race…
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