DPMR Group Run Rules
1. Leave no one behind
It only takes one mistake by a tired runner to end up doing circles in the middle of the woods.
2. No headphones
What you can’t hear can hurt you like: an approaching mountain biker, a passing runner, loose dogs, horses, cars, trains, serial killers. Remember, the #1 reason people join a running club is for the social part.
3. Be kind & keep it clean
What you discuss in the bar may not be appropriate on the run. Think twice; no need to offend anyone.
4. Stay on the trail
Cutting trails is damaging and can easily be a recipe for getting lost.
5. Show up on time
It’s better to be 10 minutes too early than 2 minutes too late. It’s a matter of respect.
6. Warn others when passing
All it takes is a “On your left” or “Hello” to get someones attention and give them the opportunity to react. It’s no fun being startled in the middle of the woods.
7. Leave no trace
Gel tops and packets, bar wrappers, you name it. If you brought, take it back out. AND, if you’ve got room, pick up any garbage you see on the way.
In order to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all runners, and the public we might encounter, we ask that you do not bring dogs to DPMR-sponsored group runs. Please note that dogs are welcome on “no-host” and/or “unofficial” runs, at the discretion of the run leader.