Here Are The Unwritten Rules Of Running Every Runner Should Follow

unwritten rules of running


After getting snubbed by another runner on the trails, Chris found this article on Half Marathons about the unwritten rules of running. While we agreed with more than a few of the points, some were completely ridiculous.

In this episode of We Run This, Nick and Chris discuss the rules runners should follow on the road and on trails and the beliefs that are a bunch of crap.

For example:

  • Don’t run in front of or behind friends when running, it will make you look crazy: When on earth is it normal to run in a single file line? It makes no sense at all.
  • Always run against traffic: I trust myself to dive out of the way of a car coming at me. I don’t trust the car behind be texting and driving and not paying attention to me while running and jamming out to “Eye of The Tiger.”
  • Never stop in the middle of race: We all have enough on our minds already, nobody should be worried about being hip-checked by the person who abruptly stops.
  • Have your playlist ready: Eyes up on the road, guys, not down on the crappy tunes that can’t get you pumped up to run.

There’s more, but you’ll have to listen to the episode.

Nick and Chris also discuss how and when runners should acknowledge one another and Chris’s weird way of saying hello.

So we decided to write our own rules that runners should follow – or at least try to follow – when running alone, with friends, or on race day.

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