Tips for Outdoor Exercise

  • Avoid walking or running alone, especially at night.
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Confine walking or running to well-lit, regularly traveled walks and pathways. Avoid short-cuts and stay away from shrubbery, bushes, alleyways, or other areas where an assailant might be hiding.
  • Do not wear headphones.
  • Wear a safety vest when walking or running at night.
  • Carry a whistle.
  • If you are approached by a suspicious person or vehicle, run away in the opposite direction. Try to get a description of the person or license tag number and report the incident immediately to Campus Safety or the St. Peter Police Department.
  • Alter your walking or running schedule so there is no set pattern or time established.