Workshop to focus on running safety in light of recent Monon Trail attacks

WTHR file photo of the Monon Trail

Extra patrol has been added to the Monon Trail on Indianapolis' north side after a series of attacks.

The most recent attack was less than two weeks ago.

STORY: 2 runners attacked on Monon Trail Saturday afternoon

Runners training for the Monumental Marathon, which takes place Nov. 7, might have second thoughts about using the trail for training.

Runners can take part in a RunSafer workshop from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Athletic Annex at 86th Street and Ditch Road. It's meant to teach safety techniques and tips they can use to protect themselves in dangerous situations.

The session is run by Todd Williams, a national running safety trainer with RunSafer and a two-time U.S. Olympic distance runner and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt.

"It is a scary thing," Williams said. "I don't want to make people paranoid, but bad things do happen. Some of the things I'll teach at the workshop is being able to break free and buy yourself time, because two seconds of time can put you in a safer situation."

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