Running Aiken SC

Here are some running safety running tips. These should be considered by anyone running alone – women or men! We all know how great it is to get outdoors for a jog, but keep your safety in mind first and foremost.

Hibbett Sports
(803) 641-1352
Aiken Mall
Aiken, SC
Houndslake Country Club
(803) 648-1690
Aiken, SC
Jim Hanna Sportswear
(803) 642-6703
160 Rutland Dr NW
Aiken, SC
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Augusta Exchange, 245 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway
Augusta, GA
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Woodside Plantation Country Club
(803) 641-7974
Aiken, SC
Fulford Michael D Dr
(803) 649-9561
304 Laurens St NW
Aiken, SC
Tennis & Squash Shop South
(803) 648-0002
150 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC
Sms Sportsworld
(803) 278-4151
354 E Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC
The Dawg House
(706) 855-8830
Augusta, GA


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Safety tips

I never used to be concerned with running safety until a few years back when I moved. I was suddenly in an unfamiliar neighborhood, with unfamiliar streets and unfamiliar people on those streets. I had never experienced the slightest hesitation going for a run in the dark in my old neighborhood, but suddenly I wasn’t so sure.

That’s why I’m offering the following running safety running tips. These should be considered by anyone running alone – women or men! We all know how great it is to get outdoors for a jog, but keep your safety in mind first and foremost.

  • Try to solicit a running partner – especially if you like to run in the dark, at dusk or at twilight.
  • Always tell someone at home where you’re running and when you’ll be back.
  • Carry your I.D. and some change for an emergency phone call.
  • Carry a noisemaker with you, such as a whistle, a personal security alarm, etc.
  • When running alone, refrain from wearing earphones.
  • Avoid lonely trails and unlit areas at night and twilight / dusk.
  • Never run the same route.
  • Always stay alert in your environment – which means don’t wear your iPod! Note who is around you, and stare people in the face as they come towards you.
  • Run near public sites that are bustling with some type of activity. Stay away from parked cars, bushes and dark alleys – remember there is safety in numbers.
  • Trust your intuition – if you feel uncomfortable, get out of the area immediately.
  • Always run towards...

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