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sandbaby Rookie 3 posts since
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Apr 15, 2010 9:14 AM

carrying keys on a run

in what do you carry your keys when on a run?

  • Jaradel Pro 86 posts since
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    1. Apr 15, 2010 9:33 AM (in response to sandbaby)
    Re: carrying keys on a run

    It's still chilly in the mornings where I'm at, so I carry them in the zip pockets of my tech jacket / running shell / whatever you want to call it. I also have one of those reflective belts that has a zip pocket for phone, keys, ID, that sort of thing. Here's a pic of it on Nathan Sports' website:


    It's nice because it holds stuff securely in place, and you don't have to worry about the pack bouncing around while you run. It's also reflective, which is one reason why I bought it - I need more reflective material on me for my predawn runs.


    There are other running belts you can get that hold small bottles of water and/or gelpacks too. I bought mine at Sports Authority, and they had several different kinds there.

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  • Christy67 Amateur 6 posts since
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    2. Apr 15, 2010 9:35 AM (in response to sandbaby)
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    I have one of those little pouches that velcro close that you loop under your shoelaces.  I picked it up at a local running store - they have various shapes and sizes for different things.  Since most cars are keyless entry nowadays, you can't just pin it to the inside of your shorts and be done with it!

  • squeakygirl Legend 557 posts since
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    5. Apr 16, 2010 9:22 AM (in response to sandbaby)
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    I just tie my key to my sneakers.  I also have shorts (from Old Navy) that have a small pocket on the inside, that holds a house key or car key perfectly.

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  • saga77039 Amateur 22 posts since
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    6. Apr 16, 2010 9:27 AM (in response to squeakygirl)
    Re: carrying keys on a run

    i have several shorts with pockets.. but I dont trust them.. but i do have a pair of brooks shorts that has a zippered pocket for keys and that works fine. Other than that I have my keys on a carabiner like the one below. Right before I get out of the car to run I take out the car key (VW folding key) and leave the rest in the car. I put my index finger through the folding keys loop and i carry it that way. It gives me something to play with and focus on too.. i get distracted easily.


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  • @RunRayRun Pro 122 posts since
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    7. Apr 16, 2010 9:33 AM (in response to sandbaby)
    Re: carrying keys on a run

    I highly recommend ifitness belt .  You can put keys, cell phones, IDs, money, gels, etc... its very comfortable you won't even notice when running and it doesn't bounce.

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  • Janet689 Pro 122 posts since
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    8. Apr 16, 2010 3:15 PM (in response to sandbaby)
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    I normally don't carry a key when I run near my home, but I deliberately bought shorts with pockets for when I race.  For my last 5K, I Iocked anything I didn't want to carry with me in my car, and took only one key in my pocket.  I saftey pinned the key into my pocket so I wouldn't lose it.


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  • Mary_Beth_VanDenbergh Amateur 16 posts since
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    9. Apr 16, 2010 3:46 PM (in response to sandbaby)
    Re: carrying keys on a run

    I have a remote car "thing" I lock my keys in the car and hook the remote to a lanyard around my neck. It works great!

  • iRunDetroit Expert 45 posts since
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    10. Apr 16, 2010 3:57 PM (in response to Mary_Beth_VanDenbergh)
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    Agreed. Lanyards are the easiest I think. For runs requiring my camel pack I just stick everything in there. blog  |  iRunDetroit on Atlinks

  • vashanti Amateur 29 posts since
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    11. Apr 16, 2010 9:10 PM (in response to sandbaby)
    Re: carrying keys on a run

    I usually put my key in my sports bra. Most of my work out pants don't have pockets and those that do usually fall while i walk/run if i place keys in there.

    If I put the keys in my sports bra. there's a slim chance of my keys getting lost.

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    12. Apr 16, 2010 10:28 PM (in response to sandbaby)
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    I am used to hide my door keys in a secret place around my house, and I will not carry the keys with me. Because the key are heavy and annoying me when I was running.

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  • Gravity06 Pro 102 posts since
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    13. Apr 17, 2010 1:04 AM (in response to
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    I wear mine on a lanyard around my neck.


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  • Monique84024 Rookie 1 posts since
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    14. Apr 17, 2010 1:59 AM (in response to sandbaby)
    Re: carrying keys on a run

    Sports bra works or you can loop a hair tie around it and put around your wrist, assuming it's one key.

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