ChristianRunners will always start group events with prayer, relying on our Lord first and foremost in conjunction with what's stated below:
Waivers/release forms must be signed by any new member for any group event.
All event attendees must sign-in at an organized events before the group leaves and it's important that attendees sign-out after returning.We will also take a head count during all group events.
We will always promote the Buddy-System. Runners will be organized into groups based on the distance/pace they plan on running.Introductions will be made so that runners have some idea of who they are running with prior to the start of each run.
We will let participants know what time we intend to finish and depart our events. Please let us know if you plan on being gone longer than the scheduled time.Be aware that you are welcome to run longer than everyone else however you may finish after everyone has left the event.
For obvious reasons, we appreciate runners who wear ID in plain sight during our runs; this is strongly recommended.
Reflective gear is strongly recommended during questionable daylight hours (pre-dawn/dusk/daylight savings times).
Route directions are available (with cell phone # listed for contact person(s) of our group run that day).Some courses will be self-explanatory and may not require a printed route.If you have any concerns about the course, please don?t hesitate to ask one of the event leaders.
If running trails with our group, trail shoes are HIGHLY recommended but not required.
For longer runs (runs over 8 miles), we recommend that each runner takes personal responsibility for using fuel belts / water bottles. Even though we might have a water stop every-so-often, everyone has different hydration needs and must be responsible for those needs.
First-aid kits are on site and in an obvious location for all of our events.ChristianRunners requests that any person with special medical needs or conditions (examples: Bee allergies, cardiac conditions, etc.) make one of the event leaders aware of such PRIOR to starting the run.
Run AGAINST traffic, not with traffic if you are running on the roads?run defensively.Please use your best judgment in high-traffic areas! Use sidewalks where available.
If there are obstacles (curbs, poles, holes or other people) in front of you and you have several runners behind you, it is considerate to make the runners behind you aware of the obstacles so they can prepare to react (AnnounceCurb ahead step up/down. Anything to help other runners avoid a fall or collision is appreciated!).
At our track workouts. Please look before you walk onto the track- always stay to the furthest lanes on the outside when running obviously slower than others or when walking.
J-walk at your own risk. We recommend using intersections and appropriate crosswalks.
Trail etiquette:Announce passing on right or left and make people around you aware of what you are about to do.Please don't block the path of the trails (like the Silver Comet, for example) by running side-by-side when you can see it is congested.
We know it's gross, but we're not above stating it:Watch where you spit or blow your nose! Be considerate of the people around you. You may not realize someone is sneaking up on your left when you assumed you were all alone!
Most of our events are located in areas that have public restrooms.Please make every effort to forgo the temptations to let nature be your restroom if civilized facilities are readily available!
Please don't litter.Our group likes to leave nothing but God's word and a couple of footprints behind when we leave any location.
Represent ChristianRunners well.Smile; be friendly, encouraging and helpful to others.Remember who's in the name.