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Get Ready: November is National Running Safety Month

National Running Safety Month is coming up. Are you ready?

National Running Safety Month is coming up. Are you ready?

November is National Running Safety Month

Visibility matters! How do you stay seen on the run?

How do you stay seen on the run?

As autumn swings into full gear, leaves change color, the air grows crisp and the sun sets earlier. For runners, this means more early morning and evening miles spent training in the dark.

Are you participating? RSVP for National Running Month.

While the cooler temps of fall are perfect for setting new race PRs, running at night can be risky when you are not visible to other cars, runners and cyclists. Running with high-visibility apparel and accessories like the Brooks Nightlife Collection can make all the difference.

Get Ready

To prepare for National Running Safety Month, pick yourself up some visibility gear, join a Brooks Nightlife Run on November 8th and checkout the list of visibility tips below. Just because the night gets longer this time of the year, doesn’t mean you need to cut back on your weekly mileage. You can “Be Seen” all times of the year.

Visibility Running Tips

1. Be Visible

Wear bright colors and reflective gear during low-light hours. We suggest checking out our Nightlife high-visibility apparel.

2. Run Against Traffic

If you’re running next to a road, this helps cars to see you as they approach.

3. Obey All Traffic Laws

Clearly signal to cars where you are going.

4. Open Your Eyes

Wait, watch and listen for cars before crossing intersections.

5. Keep Your I.D. on You

And don’t forget to carry your cell phone at all times.

6. Stay on Well Lit Paths

And while you’re at it, run with a friend or in a group.

Join a Brooks Nightlife Run on Nov. 8

You’re invited on November 8, 2012! Find a Brooks Nightlife Run near you!

Sole Sports Scottsdale 6941 N Hayden Road – Scottsdale, AZ 85250 6:30
Sole Sports Tempe 1006 E Warner Road – Tempe, AZ 85284 6:30
Fleet Feet Stockton 277 Lincoln Center – Stockton, CA 95207 5:30
Snail’s Pace 8780 Warner Ave – Fountain Valley, CA 92708 6:00
Runner’s Roost 7978 W Alameda – Lakewood, CO 80226 5:30
Fleet Feet West Hartford 1003 Farmingham Ave – West Hartford, CT 06107 6:30
Feet First Tampa 3401 W. Bay to Bay Blvd – Tampa, FL 33629 6:30
Fleet Feet Sandy Springs 224 Johnson Ferry Road NE – Atlanta, GA 30328 6:30
Runner’s Soul Elmhurst 124 N York St – Elmhurst, IL 60621 6:30
The Rivers Running Co 4039 North Clinton Street – Fort Wayne, IN 46806 6:00
Garry Gribbles 11908 West 119th Street – Overland Park, KS 66213 7:00
Fleet Feet Gaithersburg 255 Kentlands Blvd – Gaithersburg MD, 20878 6:30
Omega Sports #11 4271 B Park Road – Charlotte, NC 28209 6:30
Bull City Running 202 W NC Highway 54 #201 – Durham, NC 27713 6:00
Runner’s Alley Manchester 37 Hanover St – Manchester, NH 03101 6:00
Haddonfield Running Company 121 Kings Highway East – Haddonfield NJ 08033 TBD
Fleet Feet Rochester 2210 Monroe Ave #1 – Rochester, NY 14618 6:00
Pacers Clarendon 3100 Clarendon Blvd Ste 6 – Arlington, VA 22201 7:00
Bob Roncker’s 1993 Madison Road – Cincinnati, OH 45208 6:30
Second Sole 4130 Levis Commons Blvd – Perrysburg, OH 43551 6:30
Foot Traffic 333 SW Taylor – Portland, OR 97204 5:45
Fleet Feet Brentwood 330 Franklin Road – Brentwood, TN 37027 6:00
Fleet Feet San Antonio 6408 N New Braunfels Ave – San Antonio, TX 78209 6:30
Athletes Foot 923 N Loop 1604 E – San Antonio, TX 78232 6:30
Potomoc River Arlington 3924 Wilson Blvd – Arlington, VA 22203 6:30
Metro Run & Walk 7261 Commerce Street – Springfield VA 22150 6:30
Super Jock 7210 E Greenlake Drive N – Seattle, WA 98115 6:00

 

About Joel
I am a runner in Seattle, Washington. When I'm not at work, I enjoy camping, running trail races and exploring the outdoors.
2 Comments
  • sarends

    also, either no earbuds or only one on low volume so that you can hear your surroundings.

    • brooksblog

      @disqus_FghF6a0dQE:disqus Yes! Another great tip.