The dark times are coming. Soon all will be cast into the shadows of winter, and we will don our reflective gear for each and every run. It’s a small price to pay for safety, though, and accessories like running safety lights add plenty of visibility without a lot of weight.
Most runners who already use safety lights choose to clip them to their waists or collars. But, did you know that there are other, more effective places to wear them? Placing a light in an area that moves draws more visual attention and increases the likelihood that an onlooker will notice you. There can be an increase in the amount of bounce created, but like the tradeoff of wearing reflective gear versus not doing so, maximizing safety is our priority. And there’s no need to stop with just one location. You can wear as many lights as your heart desires.
With that in mind, here are five places you can wear a safety light to improve your level of visibility.
Bonus locations! Human hair can be another great clip spot if you have enough of it. A ponytail, facial hair, or a beautiful swath of back hair can all be used to improve your lowlight safety.*
*Fair warning, this may create a painful tugging sensation and should not be taken too seriously.
Will has been running competitively since high school, and is currently running with the HOKA Aggies, a post-collegiate club here on the central coast of California. With a preference for the humorous and the verbose, he enjoys playing the wordsmith almost as much as his daily runs.