Until recently, I would often run alone without any form of identification (or a cell phone). I have since realized the error (and danger!) of my ways and invested in Road ID for myself and my husband.
We both wear the Original Ankle ID. There are several varieties available, including Wrist ID, Fixx ID (dog tag), Shoe ID and the all new Wrist ID Elite (with rubberized band and watch-style buckle).
Road ID “Original” includes up to 7 lines of personalized text. I used my full name, city, phone number, 2 emergency contacts with numbers and an inspirational quote.
Road ID “Interactive” includes a fully updateable, secure Emergency Response Profile (ERP) that is available to first responders via telephone and internet. You can also personalize the first 2 lines of text.
Here’s what Road ID says:
– Road ID manufactures the premier line of identification gear for outdoor athletes so they can be identified in case of emergency or accident.
– Road ID is designed to give medically trained first responders the information they need to immediately contact family members, access medical information and prevent serious delays in case of injury. The company’s line of customized IDs is an integral part of any active person’s gear and can be worn on the wrist, shoe, ankle or around the neck
– A full line of innovative ID products is available for cyclists, runners, triathletes, skiers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts.. Since 1999, the father-and-son-owned company has been providing safety gear to help make training and racing safer.
– Our dream is to see the day where wearing ID is as common among athletes as wearing a seatbelt is among motorists.
– Our mission is two-fold: One, to educate outdoor enthusiasts (runners, cyclists, triathletes, skiers, snow boarders, kayakers, walkers, and anyone that doesn’t spend all of their time on the couch) about the importance of wearing ID. Two, to provide these athletes with innovative identification products that they will want to include as part of their gear.
– With “Interactive” models, customers only pay one membership fee per Emergency Response Profile (ERP). So, if they have 5 Road IDs assigned to 1 ERP, they only pay 1 annual fee, not 5. In fact, they get a FREE year of membership with each ID purchase. So, if they purchased 5 Interactive Road IDs, they get 5 years of membership for FREE.
Top 10 reasons to run with ID:
1. If you can’t speak for yourself, Road ID will speak for you.
2. Road ID enables First Responders to immediately contact family members and friends.
3. Road ID enables family members to provide additional details about your health or give consent for potentially lifesaving procedures.
4. Road ID enables hospital staff to locate vital medical records.
5. Road ID can communicate medical conditions or allergy information to medical staff.
6. Road ID can prevent serious delays in treatment by saving crucial time during the “golden hour” of medical treatment.
7. It’s far better to have Road ID and not need it than to need Road ID and not have it. It’s not just a piece of gear, its peace of mind.
8. Accidents happen far more than you think they do. Each year approximately 450,000 of us are taken to hospitals unconscious and without identification.
9. Road ID looks good on and makes a statement about your athletic lifestyle – not to mention that studies would probably prove that people that wear Road ID are considerably smarter than those that don’t.
10. Road ID can save your Life. Period.
To enter: Please visit Road ID online and let me know in the comments which product(s) you are most interested in.
Winner will be announced on Monday, February 8th.
Be safe out there!
I have my annual check-up this morning at 10 so I took advantage of the extra time and headed out for a 7 mile run instead of hitting the gym. Strength/aerobics fitness class tonight after work and then back to my usual 6am gym time tomorrow.
Other giveaways in bloggy land:
Nathan Handheld Bottle @ Running Off at the Mouth
Lift Your Sole @ It’s Just One Foot in Front of the Other
SeaSource Detox Spa @ Weight Loss Mama
Mom’s Best Naturals Cereal @ The Happy Runner