I have this pretty cool bracelet on my wrist. It’s called a RoadID and I’m very happy to be wearing it. I’m not the jewelry kind of girl (however I do love the sparkle of my wedding ring) and the RoadID is my perfect match. It is not only pretty good looking on my wrist, but it also makes me feel good and most definitely stay safe while out running, should anything happen..
As runners we have to think at least a little bit about our safety. There are many things out there which can be potential dangers and we are all aware of the fact that, unfortunately, sometimes bad things are happening. I’ve been lucky enough to be spared from any serious accidents, but every time I hit the roads I’m doing my best to be safe – I make sure to hydrate and fuel enough, never run with both earplugs in if I’m bringing music, I run in daylight and I try to let someone know about my run – where I’m planning to go and approximately how long I’ll be out. But the reality is that sometimes it doesn’t matter how safe and responsible we are ourselves – sometimes runners slip, fall over and at times people (or animals) around us become a serious threat. While running on roads we have to trust the drivers to be safe, alert and responsible drivers but sadly enough that’s not always the case!
So what is RoadID and what does it do for us?
RoadID was a result of a father’s concern for his Marathon training son’s safety.
“… My father worried about me logging all those miles and would often tell me to “be safe.” One day, he suggested that I carry an ID so that he could be notified if I had an accident while training. Of course, I dismissed that suggestion. I thought: “What could possibly happen to me while running?”
So, there I was, in a ditch, on the side of the road, having nearly been hit by the aforementioned pick-up truck. From that ditch, my father’s suggestion to carry ID started to make a tremendous amount of sense.
Luckily I was OK. But, what if the truck had hit me? I would have been rushed to the local hospital as “John Doe.” Without proper ID, family members and friends could NOT be contacted. Likewise, my Medical records could NOT be accessed at the hospital. How long would I lay there unidentified? This freaked me out. …”
A few months after this happened, Mike and Edward Wimmer (father and son) launched RoadID. Their mission? To save lives!
Today RoadID offers multiple choices of identification stay safe while running – there are several different wrist bands, ankle bands, shoe ID’s and the FIXX tag (which was the original style of RoadID back in 1999) and even RoadID collars for your dog! These all come with customized the ID where you print the information you feel is necessary (example: name, town, phone numbers to your family, blood type, allergies). On top of the ID products there are high visibility gear and apparel too.
RoadID also recently launched an app which makes it even easier (I know, how great is that?!) to be safe. Through the app you can have your preferred contacts following you, and getting alerts if you stay in the same place for more than 5 minutes etc. Read more about it here!
RoadID and Evelin
I was sent a $35 coupon code to order my choice of RoadID, try it and review it. After going back and forth, having a hard time to decide whether I wanted the Wrist ID Elite or the Wrist ID Slim, I finally went with the Slim Wrist ID and decided to get a few different colors of wrist band (see below) to be able to change things up a bit. I found the order process great – it was easy to follow the steps and get all the information I wanted in on my customized identification tag. I decided to have my full name, year of birth, town/state/country, my husband’s phone number and my penicillin allergy on there.
The moment I picked up the RoadID package I opened it up and slipped the wrist band on (while still out walking!). I noticed right away how comfortable the wrist band was and I was right in that thought as I still (weeks later) have only spent a few hours without the RoadID on my wrist. As I mentioned earlier in this post I’m not a huge jewelry wearer, so the fact that this “bracelet” has been on my wrist 24/7 says a lot. The tag with my information looks great, it’s very clear and easy to read which of course is great thinking of the fact that this is actually it’s main purpose. I love the fact that there are a bunch of different colors to choose from – who doesn’t like being able to match a bracelet with moods or outfits from day to day? I know I do. I find it quite easy to take the tag off and switch it over to another wrist band.
So I don’t have anything but positive things to say about the RoadID?! No I actually don’t. I love everything about it, it makes me feel a lot better being out and about (not just running) and that is worth a lot to me. I’m sure I’m not the only one who sometimes wonder what actually would happen if something went wrong? At least I’m not AS worried anymore. I know that as long as this bracelet stays on my arm, not only will first responders know who I am, but I also know that my husband will be notified even when I can’t do it myself.
To make things even more positive, there’s also a GIVEAWAY. RoadID were kind and gave me the opportunity to share the safety love with my followers – two of you will win one $35 Gift Card each to get your personal choice of RoadID.
Disclaimer: I was given $35 Gift Card from RoadID for free to try and review the item of my choice on the blog, I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions in this blogpost are mine and mine alone and they have not been controlled or influenced by RoadID or anyone else.