Road ID is a Must-Have for the Whole Family!

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It’s time for another fitness blog hop! I’ve teamed up again with an amazing group of fitness bloggers to bring you the Heat It Up Health & Fitness Giveaway Blog Hop. After you read my post (and enter the giveaway!) scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you’ll find of list of other blogs, all with amazing fitness-related giveaways. Check them out and enter to win some fantastic prizes! 

This may be the easiest product review I’ve ever done. I can do the whole thing in one sentence. Ready? Here goes:

Every runner, walker, cyclist, triathlete, hiker, surfer, skier, and outdoor athlete should wear a Road ID tag. Period.

But you might not know what Road ID is. I didn’t – not until maybe about a year ago. My dad didn’t either – and he’s been running for 50 years (literally – fifty). He’s always been very insistent about me carrying my ID when I’m out running. In December, I bought him a Road ID Shoe Pouch ID, which he now wears on every run. But before that, he would carry a copy of his driver’s license & health insurance card in a case or baggie, which he tucked in his sock or pinned to the inside of his shorts. Now that he has a Road ID, he was able to ditch the baggie – and he’s also able to tuck his house key into the shoe pouch instead of carrying it inside of his shoe (ouch) or attached to the waistband of his shorts (ouch).

Let me back up though. What exactly is Road ID?

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It’s a line of identification gear designed for athletes and people who participate in outdoor activities. It’s personalized with your name, emergency contact info, pertinent medical information, and whatever else you’d like to put on it. The idea is that if you’re ever out running, cycling, etc. and you have a medical emergency, you’ll be easily identifiable, and your emergency contact info & medical info will be right on hand. This can save precious time in an emergency. These stats from Road ID’s website really struck me:

Each year over 450,000 of us are taken to hospitals unconscious and without ID. Year after year, over 122,000 runners, walkers, and cyclists are hit by cars. Thousands more suffer blackouts, concussions, heart attacks, heat strokes and other serious accidents.

Whoa. And if you need more convincing, head over to the Testimonials section of Road ID’s website and read some amazing (and sometimes alarming) stories.

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Road ID Products

Road ID offers 7 different forms of the ID. You can find all the specifics on RoadID.com, but briefly they have:

  • the Shoe ID – straps right onto your shoe
  • the Shoe Pouch ID – the ID tag is attached to a little nylon pouch, which straps onto your shoe
  • the Wrist ID Elite – has a silicone band and watch-style buckle that you wear (you guessed it) on your wrist
  • the Wrist ID Slim – thinner than the Elite and perfect for kids (or people like me with scrawny wrists)
  • the Wrist ID Sport – has a nylon band and a velcro closure
  • the Ankle ID – made from neoprene, has a velcro closure, and is worn on the ankle
  • the FIXX ID – the original Road ID – “dog tag” style worn as a necklace

Each ID is laser engraved with your personalized information. Just to get an idea, here’s mine:

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For a little extra (an annual fee), you can purchase an interactive version of your Road ID. This gives you a unique serial number  and allows you to make ongoing updates to your medical information. It also provides a telephone number that connects first responders with a live operator.

Road ID has lots of other fun stuff – lots of colors to choose from, high visibility products, and accessories & gadgets for your ID. You can also purchase a gift card.

Oh, and one more cool thing. Road ID now has an app! Your family and friends can keep track of your location for added safety. It has a Stationary Alert Notification (don’t worry, Mom, I’m just using a port-a-potty!) and a lock screen where you can put up to 3 emergency contacts. Your family and friends can track you via a web browser and don’t need the app. It’s available for free download at the iTunes store and is coming soon for Android users as well.

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Now for the giveaway part- one of my readers will win their own Road ID tag! Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you love. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

Stuff you should know before you enter the giveaway —> * This giveaway is open to US residents only. You must be 18+ to enter. Winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. Mommy Runs It is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway ends 6/29/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST.*

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Good luck and thanks for entering! And after you enter, keep scrolling to check out some more awesome fitness blog giveaways!

    

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About Sharon Wilhelm

Sharon is a mom, a marathon runner, and a licensed therapist. She owns Mommy Runs It, a fitness & lifestyle blog. She is a passionate advocate of the Galloway training method and knows firsthand that everyday moms can run marathons. Connect with Sharon on Google+.

Comments

  1. I carry my drivers license and a credit card, along with a generic identification tag on my shoe that has my wife’s phone number and a few other things on it during bike rides.

    Thanks for participating in the bloghop!

    • Smart! Last summer I went running in a strange city. I had ID but only a little money, no credit card, and my phone died. I got back to my hotel but it could’ve turned out badly.

      Glad to see a guy blogger in the blog hop – are you the first?

  2. I should carry an ID when I walk Lucy and I don’t. Maybe I should get a Road ID? At least I always carry my cell phone.

  3. Lisa Jones says:

    I’m all about safety and I wear my road ID and carry an ID when I run plus my cell phone

  4. This is so smart! I never carry ID with me when I run!

  5. I actually don’t carry a form of ID.. that’s really not a good idea. I hope I win this! If not I will definitely carry my id or purchase something like this!

  6. breannaS says:

    I do not always remember to carry ID with me when I run. A shoe tag would be perfect because I couldn’t forget it.

    • Albert Ugelow says:

      As Sharon noted, before I got my Road ID I would tuck a copy of my drivers license in a small card holder (not a baggy) and then place it in my sock. I kept the card holder in my shoe when I was not running so I would never forget to take it with me.

  7. What an awesome giveaway :) Thank you for sharing Sharon!!

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  8. Deborah says:

    Yes, I do! I wear an old Road ID bracelet!

  9. I do carry ID in my arm band with my phone. But this would be better

    • I’ve tried carrying ID in my arm band but it always felt uncomfortable. But the arm band in general is a little uncomfortable and itchy for me.

  10. I don’t carry an ID and I was just reminded the other day what a good idea it would be to carry one! A Road ID was suggested to me and then I saw your giveaway….maybe it’s a sign! :)

  11. runawaybridalplanner says:

    No, and I really need to. I have thought about it often and I know it’s not smart!

  12. Amanda C. says:

    I keep meaning to buy one and have not yet. I carry a driver’s license for long runs and when it’s hitting dusk but I need to be better about it!

    • Thank goodness for running skirts & shorts with pockets! Before I had my Road ID, I would carry my driver’s license in one of my pockets. And before I discovered running clothes with pockets, I went out without ID.

  13. as of right now I don’t carry a form of ID when running.

  14. I carry my phone with me, but not my ID. I really should get one of these!

  15. I carry my phone but no ID per say- you have given me a lot to think about!

  16. I wear my road ID all the time for biking and running and during races. It’s a great product and I love the interactive version. Nice post

  17. I usually never carry ID when I go workout and I do think it is a good idea to have something to identify you.

  18. Kristi L says:

    I don’t carry an idea but I probably should.

  19. I need one of those, I’ve been putting it off way too long!

  20. Paol Trenny says:

    I cut up my old driver license and carry it with me.

  21. Jessica L says:

    Yes, roadid!! :)

  22. I use the road ID app that displays my info on my cell phone.

  23. John @ run. geek. run(disney) says:

    I don’t always take ID with me, though I know I should. I have my phone display “In case of emergency call…” but that only works if my phone isn’t damaged. I keep “meaning” to buy a RoadID, but the procrastinator in me puts it off.

  24. I know that I should but I don’t carry my ID. If I won I definitely would

  25. Krysten says:

    I don’t typically carry ID, but I know I should start!

  26. I don’t carry ID but I know I should. Winning would be great so I could get a RoadID.

  27. David Burns says:

    I use Road ID, but could use a new one

  28. I was in the military, so I wear my dog tags. If that gets annoying (clinking around my neck) I’ll carry my ID.

  29. I have a RoadID that I wear, but need to update some info & would like some new badges. I also run with a phone in my FlipBelt.

  30. i don’t but i should

  31. No, just my phone, hoping I guess they figure it out from that.

    • Ha, I’ve said the same exact thing. I guess the only thing with that is to make sure you don’t have a security code to access your info.

  32. I always have ID with me.

  33. Jill Myrick says:

    Yes, I carry and ID card when I run.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    • Smart. I find my Road ID to be much less cumbersome than a ID card, but the important thing is carrying ID and staying safe. Thanks for entering!

  34. I don’t. But I should!

  35. I love Road ID!

  36. beena1979 says:

    I use Road ID. Would like a different product of theirs!

  37. Sarah Oswald says:

    No I do not carry ID when I go out walking.

  38. Laurel C says:

    I don’t, and I know I should! especially because I cycle too!

  39. I have been using the Road Runner ID app since the beginning of the year when I first heard about it. Funny how it never occurs to us to carry ID when we’re out and about.

    • I’m used to automatically having it in my purse, you know? It’s one more thing to remember. That’s why I love the shoe tag. I hooked it on once and now I never have to think about it.

  40. Yes, I always carry my ID when exercising outdoors.

  41. lkish77123 says:

    I don’t usually carry my ID although I know I should.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  42. I usually wear an ID bracelet but I’d love something I can attach to my shoe so I won’t forget to wear it!

  43. I usually don’t but know that I need to.

  44. I use the Road ID app on my iPhone. Love it!

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