April 16, 2018
Digested from Multi-Housing News
With a few simple steps, you can make life easier and safer for the runners who live in your communities.A lot of people run. Citing statistics from Running USA, Multi-Housing News’s Jessica Fuir says 17 million runners crossed the finish line in some type of race in 2016.
But any seasoned runner knows, you could be taking your life into your own hands when you decide to go for a jog on roadways.
Why does that matter to an apartment manager? Fuir says that if a community has a large number of residents who run, managers can promote runner safety and cement resident loyalty in the process. One way is by providing the right gear, such as providing reflective vests and whistles.
“A reflective vest helps with visibility, and a whistle can be used to alert other people if the person is in danger,” Fuir writes. “You can buy a few of these and keep them up front for people to borrow on their way out.”
Carrying keys while running can also be an annoyance for runners. Fuir suggests communities have a doorman (or really anyone onsite could handle this task) who holds them while the resident heads out for a jog.
“[Runners] don’t want to worry about dropping them and having to bend over to find them, because then people in cars can’t see them,” Fuir writes. “Plus, if they do lose their keys, you don’t want them stinking up your lobby while they sit around waiting for a spare.”
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