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Where To You Keep Your Car Keys When You Run Outdoor?

December 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments ·


I have been running on treadmill at the gym for some time.  Recently, I decided to drive to a park and try running outdoor again.  Now, I have this small issue which some of you may have encountered too.  Where to keep the car keys?  I can leave my phone at home and my house keys in the car, still, I have to find a place to hold my car key.

I spoke to few of runners and here are some of their interesting ways:

1) One of them actually hold the keys in hand while running.  He told me that it is a matter of time to get used to it.  But, I find it annoying to hold something in hand while exercising.

2) The easiest way is to get those running shorts with small inner pocket at the waist.  Forget about those shorts with unsecured pocket at the back.  Some runners actually lost their keys from that open pocket.

3) Some runners put their keys in their iPod armband.  Same to wrist wallet.



4) Some tie the key to shoe laces.  Another method is to stick the key under the criss-cross part of shoe laces on the top of your shoe.  However, you will have to take key off from your key ring, otherwise, it may not fit into that little space beneath the shoe lace.

5) For those who run with running jacket, that is easy.  Just put the keys into side pockets.

6) The other method I have tried is to pin the keys to my shirt.  I realize that this method give me a benefit – because the sound of the keys jangling alerts people I am coming up behind, they usually move over for me.  Also, if I drop the keys, I will know and can stop immediately.

7) Some female runners actually put it somewhere in their sports bra!  I wonder how…


Any other better suggestion?  Please share them below.



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5 responses so far ↓
  • jadie6t // Dec 30, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    I saw one gym mate putting locker key into her kidding!! she just laughed at me when i dropped my jaw..hahaha

  • Matt // Dec 30, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    I usually tie mine to the cord of my running shorts. That way I know its secure and out of the way. I dont even notice it there either.

  • Kara // Dec 31, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    I don’t take my whole set of keys with me when I run. I have a separate car key that I tie into my shoelace. There’s no need to take the whole set of keys. Just lock your regular keyring into the glove box, and tie the single car key to your shoe (or pin it to your shirt, or whatever you choose to do).

  • ecig // Dec 31, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    I put mine in magnetic key box underneath the wheel base. Just make sure nobody is looking.

  • Corey // Jan 16, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    Like Kara, I don’t bring my entire set of keys. I take my spare key and I am one of the women who put it in my sports bra :)

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