The running community was dealt a staggering blow recently. Avid runner and mother of three children Meg Cross Menzies was out for her morning run in the Richmond, Virginia area, when she was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver. Meg’s friend Brooke Roney began a virtual run campaign, asking for runners everywhere to dedicate their runs to Meg’s memory, using the hashtag #megsmiles on social media.
The virtual run was intended to bring awareness to the dangers of drunk driving, distracted driving, and overall safety of runners and cyclists everywhere. In the wake of the tragedy, runners everywhere are brushing up on safety tips, remembering that we share the road with drivers. These tips aren't just useful, they could save a life: