No red light is worth the risk. Wait. Respect all traffic rules and never assume a vehicles sees you. Run on the sidewalk and share with pedestrians. If you see a runner cross the street carelessly, please do not follow. Run to street light and wait for the green. As our group grows, safety is our #1 priority.
If you see the runners in front of you stop, make sure you let the crowd behind you know. Call out cars, uneven sidewalks, and pedestrians.
3. Follow The Music
Our Pulse Keepers (Pacers) will keep you safe and lead the way. If you hear music, you are close enough to someone that knows what they’re doing. Listen to all Pulse Keepers, they’re in charge. They dictate pace for a premium experience.
4. Stronger Together
We will remain as a pack. This is not a race but an experience around Los Angeles. Be prepared to stop if huge gaps start forming.
5. Respect The Hood
Never litter. While we are exploring street art in residential neighborhoods, please keep noise level to a minimum. Once we hit the main streets, it’s all good.
6. Give Credit To Street Artist
We will always mention the name of the street artist during the run. Please tag them on social media to show their work is appreciated. Tons of hours go into making these pieces.
7. Reflective Gear Strongly Suggested
We run at night. Night is dark and dangerous. Please come prepared with some reflective gear or a running light. We want all cars to notice our group.
8. Picture Ready
We have photographers along the route to capture you in motion. These pictures are for you to post on social media and for BlacklistLA websites. Occasionally, BlacklistLA gets featured on other websites and they use these running pictures. We keep the pictures for 48HRS, then delete the drop box link. If you do not want your photos to be used, please inform one of the Pulse Keepers.
9. Positive Vibes
Our community of runners is growing because we help each other out. We are community-orientated and we are stronger together. We inspire movement, celebrate each other, and we all ooze positive vibes only.
10. Make A Friend
We foster a community of runners who have amazing stories. Take the time to meet a new runner each time. They can potentially be your next running buddy or know your middle school friend. Build rapport and feel a responsibility in growing our community.
11. Be A Tourist
Don’t get caught looking down. While at a stop light, exploring the street art, or waiting for the runners to regroup, make sure you’re taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of our beautiful city.
12. Pay It Forward
Outside of Mondays, we challenge you to run but most importantly inspire, help, and empower someone else. Start small. Be there for someone so you can come and tell the story the following Monday. Let’s spread love, run, and art to the world.