Winter runs can be risky business in Boise.   

Winter running can be a challenging activity for many reasons. The cold weather, slippery roads, and reduced visibility can all make running a more difficult choice of exercise, but one danger that can often be overlooked is also one of the deadliest.

Many Boise-area runners, especially those who are new to the activity, may not realize the risk they are putting themselves in with each stride they make on a beautiful Boise winter run. 

🏃🏽‍♀️Scroll on for the error jeopardizing the safety of Idaho's winter runners.

The Common & Deadly Mistake Idaho Winter Runners are Making

Whether you're walking or running, winter roads in Boise can be unpredictable. Hazardous conditions may abound, threatening the lives of local runners. Understanding those risks is everything when it comes to sharing the road with drivers during inclement weather.

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Embracing Boise as a Winter Runner-Land

While the magic of an Idaho winter can transform Boise into picturesque wonderland, it also brings unique challenges that require heightened awareness and dedication to safety measures. When Boise-area roads and surface streets are blanketed with snow and ice, it demands extra caution from both runners and drivers alike. 

By facing oncoming traffic, Boise-area runners enhance their ability to react promptly to approaching vehicles, giving drivers ample time to notice and adjust their course accordingly as well. 

Amidst the cold winds and occasional snowfall, Boise-area runners should absolutely embrace the winter wonderland but with a keen awareness of the potential hazards.  

So, lace up those running shoes, keep your head on a swivel, and revel in the beauty of a Boise winter while prioritizing your safety on the roads.

Stay safe out there, Boise-area runners! 

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6 Trusted Tips to Keep Idaho Kids Safe and Warm in Car Seats This Winter

❄️ The winter car seat safety tips below are sourced from the American Academy of Pediatrics website, HealthyChildren.org.

🚼 To access local car seat installation support and education throughout Idaho's Treasure Valley, visit the Ada County Paramedics website.

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