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Restroom Tips for Runners

Let’s face it, standing in long lines to use the portable restroom prior to a running event can often be a frustrating (and sometimes uncomfortable!) experience.  But you probably know this all too well!  As the preferred restroom provider for your upcoming race, we invite you to check out our top 5 quick porta potty tips for runners to make your race day restroom experience hassle-free.  Portable restrooms are a necessary aspect of race day!  In fact, a race without restrooms would be a disaster.  At Service Sanitation, we’re proud to be part of an industry working to protect our environment, enhance our standard of living and save millions of gallons of water each year.  A true win indeed for any runner, right?  Happy trails!

Look for hidden facilities

Race day coordinators often request large banks of restrooms delivered to the start and finish lines of their event, where a majority of runners will typically flock to begin their race day routines.  What many don’t realize is that additional restroom facilities can often be found in less common areas like VIP stations or along the course itself.  Before the race, tune your eyes to blue and scan the grounds for any restrooms.  As you might imagine, facilities in smaller banks outside of the start and finish are typically used less and thus may have more abundant supplies.

Hold on to belongings

You would not believe some of the things we’ve found in our restrooms after race day!  From iPhones to sunglasses, the list is a long one.  That said, always be sure to pick up all of your belongings prior to leaving the restroom.  By the time you realize you’ve lost something, it may be almost impossible to remember which restroom you just exited.  Also be sure to keep those expensive smart phones secure.  Nothing can be more devastating than an accidental dip in the toilet.

Be Prepared

Upon delivery, each restroom is stocked with three rolls of toilet paper, which is the recommended standard for maximum usage.  Supplies can sometimes mysteriously disappear from theft (yes, it does happen!) or over usage.  To ensure you aren’t left without any supplies, carrying an extra tissue or two on race day might not be a bad idea.

Don’t panic

If you’re thinking of taking a pass on a portable facility, remember that most restrooms are cleaner than the smartphone you have in your pocket.  Each of our signature blue restrooms has been meticulously cleaned prior to delivery to sanitize before usage.  Check out how we keep our restrooms clean.

Lock the Door

While this may seem like common practice, it’s surprisingly not.  To avoid any unwanted visitors, always be sure to lock the restroom door immediately upon entry.  By locking the restroom door you’ll activate the in-use indicator and protect yourself from any embarrassing surprises.