Sandhills Striders seeks to promote
running and create a vibrant running
community in Moore County and surrounding
are a non-profit running club founded in
March 2007 with assistance from the
FirstHealth Center for Health &
beginner runners/walkers to elite,
competitive athletes, the club is open to
individuals of all ages and abilities.
you are running for fun,
friendship, fitness or finishing times,
Sandhills Striders is a club for you. The
group runs, along with
social, educational and service events.
Volunteers are also being recruited to
assist with club leadership,
communications, events and activity
coordination. Members are looking forward
to meeting anyone interested in running
would love to hear ideas and
suggestions for club development.
Club of America running safety
wear headphones. Use your ears to be aware of your
surroundings. Your ears may help you avoid dangers
your eyes may miss
during evening or early morning runs.
against traffic so you can observe approaching
By facing on-coming traffic, you may be able to
react quicker than if it
is behind you.
both ways before crossing. Be sure the driver of a
acknowledges your right-of-way before crossing in
front of a vehicle.
Obey traffic signals.
identification or write your name, phone number, and
type on the inside sole of your running shoe.
Include any medical
stay alert and aware of what's going on around you.
more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are.
* Carry a
cell phone or change for a phone call. Know the
locations of public phones along your regular route.
your intuition about a person or an area. React on
intuition and avoid a person or situation if you're
unsure. If something
tells you a situation is not "right", it isn't.
* Alter or
vary your running route pattern; run in familiar
if possible. In unfamiliar areas, such as while
traveling, contact a
local RRCA club or running store. Know where open
businesses or stores
are located in case of emergency.
* Run with
a partner. Run with a dog.
down or leave word of the direction of your run.
friends and family of your favorite running routes.
unpopulated areas, deserted streets, and overgrown
Avoid unlit areas, especially at night. Run clear of
parked cars or
verbal harassment and do not verbally harass others.
discretion in acknowledging strangers. Look directly
at others and be
observant, but keep your distance and keep moving.
reflective material if you must run before dawn or
dark. Avoid running on the street when it is dark.
memorizing license tags or identifying
* Carry a
noisemaker. Get training in self-defense.
using multi-use trails, follow the rules of the
you alter your direction, look over your should
before crossing the
trail to avoid a potential collision with an
oncoming cyclist or passing
police immediately if something happens to you or
else, or you notice anyone out of the ordinary. It
is important to
report incidents immediately.