Runner Todd Williams Brings RunSafer Self-Defense Program to Iowa

Two-time Olympic distance runner Todd Williams is bringing his RunSafer workshop to the Runner's Flat in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Thursday.

Olympic runner Todd Williams is bringing his RunSafer program to Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Olympic runner Todd Williams is bringing his RunSafer program to Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Two-time Olympic distance runner Todd Williams is bringing his RunSafer workshop to the Runner’s Flat in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Thursday.

According to the Courier, Williams will teach runners about how to handle surprise attacks. They’ll learn what to lookout for, how to break a grip and how to stage a counter attack on an assailant. Simply put, this one-hour session teaches you the safety techniques and tips to help you protect yourself in a dangerous situation.

The workshop is open to runners of all skill levels. It starts at 6 p.m. with a group run hosted by Williams, followed by the self-defense course. The cost of attendance is $10 and space is limited to 40 participants. Each student will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Runner’s Flat.

Williams — who also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu — started RunSafer because “time and Time again we read headlines about runners, joggers, and walkers being assaulted while out exercising,” the website states.

Call The Runner’s Flat at 277-1154 to register for the upcoming class.

Read more: http://wcfcourier.com

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