I saw in my hometown paper that a female runner was attacked while they were out for a run. The assailant grabbed her and pulled her into the woods and tried to strangle her. Luckily, she fought him off and escaped.
Be Careful out there. I would recommend, to not run in secluded areas alone. Do not listen to music if you do. Take your cell phone with you. Have an ID on you. Tell someone your route and when to expect you. Also, let them know when to call you in case you decide extend your run.
How do you stay safe when you run?