November is National Running Safety Month
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.
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.
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|