Run Collective Runner Safety Awareness Week

Be a Good Run Citizen - A Discussion on Running Safely

As a woman who dares to go out in public, I am often subjected to all kinds of lewd, sexist, or simply just startling remarks--even at 5:30AM when I’m jogging the three quarters of a mile to grab my run-buddy on the way to Prospect Park. It’s not exactly a lie to say that I rarely, if ever, feel physically threatened while practicing my sport, but it’s also not entirely true to say that I feel totally safe as a runner. At least I know I'm not alone.