TRM Safety First!!!

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Teens Run Modesto safe running tips and guidelines.

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TRM Safety First!!!

  1. 1. Have fun – Be Safe!
  2. 2. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do:  Don’t : Run with a partner  Go out or in groups alone, especially at night, early AM (in the dark), and in isolated areas
  3. 3. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do:  Don’t : Run in safe, traffic-  Run along the free areas as much busiest as possible-parks streets, where you (avoid running alone, esp. will increase your females!), neighbor chance of an hoods, trails accident/incident
  4. 4. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Run against the  Don’t: Neglect flow of traffic as traffic, especially much as possible to cars turning right see oncoming cars who will NOT see (most if hit, are hit you! from behind) This is opposite bike- riding, which is safer to ride “on the right”
  5. 5. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Ignore any signs  Don’t: Respond or of aggression and/or react!!! verbal abuse
  6. 6. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Enjoy the company  Don’t: “Zone out” to music of your running  Unless in the park, music partners and make new is highly discouraged. If friends you have to run with music, keep it at a safe (you can hear traffic and conversation around you) volume
  7. 7. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Run in public areas  Don’t: Run along canals or where you will be isolated country among a crowd of roads, especially by people, especially if yourself and/or at night or running alone early morning (when it’s dark)
  8. 8. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Wear brightly-  Don’t: Over-dress, wear colored, reflective dark colors, or run clothes shirt-less. Sun-block is important even in fall and winter months
  9. 9. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Stay hydrated and  Don’t: wait to “hit the fueled. Any run of more than 30 minutes wall” should include some form of rehydration- either water stops at a park or carry a water bottle or energy drink (not Monster!) Any run of an hour or more will require fuel- gels, energy bars, etc.
  10. 10. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Wear synthetic  Don’t: wear cotton socks and the right socks, worn shoes, or shoes shoe that are either too tight or too loose (will cause blisters and other injuries)  If you are in desperate need of shoes and cannot afford a pair before December, see your Site Leader
  11. 11. Safe running Do’s and Don’t’s: Do: Stretch at the end  Don’t: stretch cold muscles of your workout and ligaments (will lead to injury)  Neglect your post-run cool-down which must include some stretching  Sit down right away  Most important mile of the marathon will be Mile 27

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