With marathon and half marathon training season upon us, we thought it might be a good time to encourage good running etiquette.
Here are a few “rules” to think about the next time you head out for a run.
- Don’t be a road or trail hog. If you are running in a group, never run more than two abreast. If you are in a particularly busy area, run single file.
- Always stay to the right unless you are passing someone.
- Don’t run down the middle of the road or trail.
- Don’t litter. If you can’t find a trash can, carry your trash home.
- When you’re running on the road, run on the left side into oncoming traffic.
- Yield to all traffic signs and alerts
- If you run with a dog, keep him close by, on a tight leash, and move to the side so runners can pass without interruption.
- Be considerate of those around you and remember that others may be using the same path, trail or road that you are.
- Wave to other runners. Brief eye contact and a quick nod or smile will do the trick.
Whatever your pace or wherever you race, manners matter. Share your own rules of running in the comment section below.