The New Etiquette For Runners

How the coronavirus has changed the rules of running outside.

1. The Golden Rule: Stay six feet away from other runners.

2. No group runs.

3. Stay to the right except to pass.

4. Pass in a single file line.

5. Call out when passing.

6. Don’t pass on sidewalks.

7. Step completely off the trail when stopping.

8. No spitting, coughing, or sniffling.

9. Bring your own water.

10. Don’t touch anything.

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