31 Jul '16, 1pm
Runners etiquette...#9 makes me crazy!
LOVED all of these and I have often said that I wish the New York Road Runners would include rules of etiquette for all races. It can really make or break or race. Another tip is that you don’t have to grab water or Gatorade at the first table. There is a whole line of tables and it causes a traffic jam when everyone tries to hydrate at the first table. Also, no stopping in the middle of the race. If you need to stop or walk, go to side or off the course if possible. As for the runner’s nod, I think it really depends on where you are running. If you are in a neighborhood or a trail that doesn’t have a whole lot of traffic, it makes sense. If you are in Central Park, with hundreds and hurndreds of runners, you’d spend so much time nodding that you might forget to keep running:)