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Runner's Safety Workshop for the Charlottesville Track Club

  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia 1000B Cherry Avenue Charlottesville, VA, 22903 United States (map)

The Charlottesville Track Club is hosting a Runner’s Safety Workshop on July 21 at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia. The workshop is FREE and open to all CTC members aged 14 and above. However, we ask that you please RSVP. You can contact CTC member Jaime at or respond to the Facebook event here:

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About the Workshop

Almost daily the media report stories of violent attacks on runners. Those who fight back are more likely to get away safely, yet without some form of training it’s hard to know what to do. Join instructor Julie Morrill for an invigorating workshop on personal safety where you will learn how to fight back. Bring your sense of humor and sense of adventure! This 2-hour workshop includes safety tips, scenario discussions, and some empowering self-defense techniques. You will learn:

  • How to recognize and avoid potentially violent situations

  • How to capably respond to violent situations

  • Basic tools for fighting back, including:

    • The ideal stance to help maintain your balance and get away

    • Basic moves: punches, kicks, elbows, and knees

  • Defending against common attacks on runners, such as:

    • Wrist grabs

    • Bear hugs — both arms free and arms trapped

    • Hair pull attacks