List Rules Vote for the runner's etiquette tip that you wish everyone knew and followed!
Running may not be a full-contact sport, but runners definitely get up in each other's business. Whether you're barreling through a 5k run or just sharing a running trail, your actions can have a real effect on someone else's experience. What running tips and guidelines do you wish other runners followed? Weigh in!
If you run marathons, 10k races or even if you just casually walk so you have a reason to wear running accessories, you probably have an opinion on this. These unspoken running rules will help beginners learn the dos and don'ts, and remind veterans how to be courteous while out jogging and running. After you read these etiquette rules, add any that are missing and most importantly, go out and follow them!
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megnhagerty added Move Out of the Way of the Other Participants If You Need to Tie Your Shoelaces. Please!
If You're Walking a Race, Please Please PLEASE Don't Start in Front.
If You Grab a Cup From an Aid Station, Drop It Down By Your Waist Rather Than Throwing It Over Your Shoulder
Yield the Right of Way to All Police and Emergency Vehicles
Run In a Straight Line If Possible, People May Be Trying to Pass You
Say Thank You to the Volunteers at the Aid Stations
If You Need to Grab Water, Don't Just Stop. . . You'll Cause a Pile Up! Clear the Way!
Parents: Keep Your Kids Away from the Starting Line!
If People Are Trying to Pass You, Let Them!
Always Check If Anyone Is Behind You Before You Unleash a Snot Rocket.
If You Win an Award in a Race, Stay for the Ceremony
Run Against Traffic If You're Running on the Road
People Running With Friends: Do You All Really Need to Run Shoulder to Shoulder?
Once You Cross the Finish Line, Keep Moving Forward Until the End of the Finish Chute
Register for Running Events Beforehand Whenever Possible
Don't Run in the Middle of the Trail or Road! (Duh)
Arrive Early If You Are Running a Race
Travel on the Right and Pass on the Left
Alert People When You Are Passing Them, Especially If Space Is Tight