Essential Safety Tips for Runners

Essential Safety Tips for Runners

Running is more than just a hobby or a fitness regimen for a lot of people, it's a lifestyle. But as with all activities, safety should always be top of mind. In a survey, 34% of people reported feeling uneasy about running, biking, or hiking alone outdoors. A lot of times, running or exercising outside alone can put you in a vulnerable position, especially after dark. At Daisy Safe, we believe that your passion for running shouldn't be dampened by safety concerns. That’s why we’ve come up with some practical safety tips every runner should keep in mind when running outside!


  1. Choose Your Route Wisely: Stick to well-lit areas and avoid isolated routes. Familiarize yourself with your route during daylight hours to identify any potential hazards.

  1. Dress Appropriately: Wear reflective clothing or gear to ensure you're visible to cars, especially if you're running early in the morning or late at night.

  1. Keep the Volume Down: If you want to listen to music, keep the volume at a level where you can still hear what's happening around you. Better yet, consider running with one earbud out.

  1. Be Aware of Your Surroundings: Always stay alert and aware of your surroundings. This includes watching out for uneven surfaces to prevent falls and trips.


  1. Run in a Group or with a Friend: While some people prefer to run alone to reduce distractions and focus on their workout, running with a partner or with a group can help significantly reduce safety risks.

  1. Carry a Smart Personal Safety Device in Case of an Emergency: In case of an active threat during a run, our Smart Pepper Spray can help deter any assailants with the press of a button, as well as send your exact location to your emergency contacts via the Plegium app. In case of a more passive threat, or even in the event of a serious injury while running outside, our Smart Emergency Button can also send your location to your emergency contacts, as well as 911 with the Plegium Pro subscription feature, with just a single press of a button. 


At Daisy Safe, we're all about empowering individuals to live their lives fearlessly. We believe that safety is a right, not a privilege, and our Smart Safety Products are designed to provide you with that assurance!

Happy running!

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