Jen A. Miller
2 minute read
29 Oct 2019
5:40 pm

Safety tips for female runners

Jen A. Miller

Run away and/or call for help if you feel that you’re in danger.

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Are male runners sometimes called Forrest Gump from some driver racing by? Sure. But gender-based harassment affects 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men, according to the National Street Harassment Report. Most runner harassment — from ugly words to physical attacks — is thrown at female runners. Here are some safety tips. Run in a populated area or with a running buddy You can also reach out to your local running club to see if they have weekly group runs. Make sure you can hear what's going on around you If you must listen to music, keep the...