Running Washington DC

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.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 933-0736
5714 Columbia Pike
Bailey'S Crossroads, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(301) 947-0200
2 Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
City Sports
(202) 544-6083
727 7th St NW
Washington, DC
 
City Sports Inc
(202) 467-4100
1111 19th St NW
Washington, DC
 
A & A Athletic & Recreation Inc
(202) 543-0556
212 7th St SE
Washington, DC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(301) 885-1762
11080 Mall Circle Road
Waldorf, MD
 
One To One Fitness Center
(202) 347-5347
555 13th St NW Ste C112
Washington, DC
 
Sports Zone Corp
(202) 232-1395
2301 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
 
Nash's Sports Center
(202) 488-4440
704 Lenfant Plz SW
Washington, DC
 
Capitol Hill Sporting
(202) 546-8078
727 8th St SE
Washington, DC
 

Running

Provided By: 

Running

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Fitness Gear 101

Local Events

City Running Tours - Washington DC Personalized Running Tours
Dates: 12/31/2017 – 12/31/2017
Location:
Various Locations Washington
View Details

ActiveX Mountain Run
Dates: 12/31/2017 – 12/31/2017
Location:
Active Network San Diego
View Details