This weekend is the kick-off for spring running-The Redbud Classic and later this month, the Memorial Marathon. Here is a list of notable etiquette rules, compliments of my husband’s running group.
“As the weather finally realizes it is spring and the weather is nicer, more and more people change their exercise of choice to running. This beautiful weather brings some of our most popular races. Regardless of whether you are a new runner, or a seasoned vet, it never hurts to review some simple unspoken rules for racing.”
1. Always line up at the proper pace marker. Don’t line up in the 7 minute pace if you are a 10 minute pace.
2. If you must wear your headphones, please make sure you can still hear those around you in case someone needs to get your attention.
3. If you are going to slow down or stop to tie your shoe, please move to the side of the road. You could really be hurt if you just stop in the middle of the road.
4. Spitting and nose blowing- carry a tissue or handkerchief please and before you export anything, make sure it is not landing on someone behind you. That Oklahoma wind has been howling lately!
5. When you stop at a water station for a quick drink, try to send your empty cup into a trash can. And thank the volunteers.
6. Be polite, pay attention and have fun!
Thanks to Chris Hopeman and “The Running Group.”Best regards,