AATRA Survey - Results from Safety/Navigation April/May 2002   

Basic Stats:    
Completed surveys   284
Average Age   37
Men   70%
Women   30%
Average Miles/Week Run   23
"States Represented (plus Canada, Italy, UK, and DC)"    45
Top States:    
CO   13%
CA   12%
MA   3%
NY   6%
NJ   5%
TX   5%
SAFETY ON TRAIL RUNS    
Gotten Lost on a Trail Run   44%
Carries ID   20%
Carries First Aid Kit   10%
Carries Pepper Spray/Mace   6%
Carries Cell Phone   17%
Carries Nothing for Safety   50%
"Other Items Carried/taken for safety included: dog, fluids, appropriate clothing, knife"    
NAVIGATION ON TRAIL RUNS    
Carries Map   24%
Carries Digital Compass   4%
Carries Conventional Compass   11%
Carries Altimeter   6%
Carries GPS   2%
Carries Nothing for Navigation   65%
WEARS WATCH   87%
"Of those who wear a watch, following functions:"    
Split Timer   81%
Altimeter   10%
Heart Rate Monitor   22%
Distance Monitor   4%
Compass   7%
Wears a Heart Rate Monitor   22%
WORRIES ON TRAIL RUNS    
Potential Injury   53%
Animal Encounter   35%
Human Encounter   24%
Dehydration   35%
Getting Lost   15%
No Worries   13%
"Other worries include: weather, bonking, having to walk"