Runner’s Toolkit

Running can be intimidating and like anything new, starting is often the hardest part. So we’re here to help you learn all the important do’s and don’ts that are essential to running so you can start strong and we can all #StartTogether.

Do get the right shoes and gear and do start slowly, always listening to your body. Don’t increase your mileage too quickly and definitely don’t skip out on hydrating and stretching. To learn more essentials, like how to train for a 5K and 10K, read this helpful Essential Guide to Running on our blog.


If you’re aiming to log a night run and earn the Start the Night badge, please also read this post about staying safe while running in the dark. Here’s a peek at a couple important tips - stay visible and don’t run alone.