Running Safety Awareness tips

In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, photo, a pair of Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record Equipped running shoes are displayed in New York. The shoes contain an embedded chip to track exercise. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(WLNS) – Local running store Playmakers is promoting running safety through the month of November with helpful tips to stay safe.

It is a good idea to run, bike or walk with a friend, and if you can’t then make sure to contact someone telling them when you are heading out, how long you expect to be out and where you are going.

Another way to be aware of your surroundings is by not wearing headphones so you can hear other people or traffic in the area.

Make sure to always bring a picture ID in case something does happen so you can be identified.

With darker months ahead it is a good idea to wear reflective gear, carry around a flashlight or wear a blinking light so that oncoming traffic can see you, and so that you can see where you are headed.

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