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Walking or running safety

When going for a walk or run, consider the following safety tips:

  • Run with a friend or in a group;
  • If you run alone, let someone know the time and route of your run;
  • Plan your route carefully, use familiar routes and avoid poorly lit or deserted areas;
  • Familiarize yourself with emergency phones, pay phones, populated areas and businesses along your route;
  • Always carry ID, your medic alert ID (if applicable) and emergency cab or bus fare; and
  • Avoid using electronic devices that may distract from what is happening around you.