As the days get shorter and colder, the Chicago Area Runners Association wants to make sure its runners are safe, especially after a summer with several attacks on runners.
The city’s largest running club is hosting a Winter Safety Seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Road Runner Sports in Kingsbury Center. CARA Director of Training Leah Bohr will provide tips on dressing for winter running, and discuss training plans. Following, a Chicago Police Department officer will present a safety demonstration to teach runners self-defense moves to use if they become a victim of assault.
Also at the event will be members from the F^3 Half Marathon and NovaCare to give a short presentation. The event is open and to all Winter Pass participants and CARA members, but CARA requests those interested RSVP.