02 Jul '13, 12am

BEGINNERS: Here's a quick guide to running etiquette: #runtips

BEGINNERS: Here's a quick guide to running etiquette: #runtips

You put on your shoes, you go for a run—it's that simple. Still, there are issues: Where should you run? How do you pass? Should you wave? Knowing what to do—and not do—means you won't annoy your fellow runners, or get hurt. FACE THE TRAFFIC When you're running on the road, run on the left side. HIT THE SIDEWALK Unless laws prohibit it, runners are considered pedestrians and may run on sidewalks as protection from traffic. USE THE CROSSWALK! I've heard of several accidents in which runners were struck by vehicles—the majority of which occurred when the runner was not using the crosswalk. MAKE A PASS On running paths, stay to the right and pass on the left . If you're on a trail with no room to overtake another runner, wait 30 seconds then ask to slip by. If you're on a track, pass on the right. In a race, pass on either side of a runner ahead of you. GO WITH THE FLOW On a ...

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