With spring upon us, many runners are stepping up their training in preparation for upcoming events including The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon on April 23 and the Fifth Third Riverbank Run on May 13.

Especially for first-timers, safe training and the proper gear is key to preventing injury.

Kessie Karg from Gazelle Sports joined the noon news with spring training tips and advice on the latest must-have gear, such as the RunIQ by New Balance, to help runners train safely and efficiently.

Watch the full segment in the video above.

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