Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Road ID (review & giveaway!)

Road ID is probably the best idea ever for an athlete, especially those who train in the outdoors. 

This is straight from the Road ID website "Our Story" page:

The inspiration for Road ID was born in the fall of 1999. For my father, the inspiration was his concern for me as I trained for my first marathon. For me, the inspiration was a black, King Kong size pick-up truck that I nearly came face to face with on a long Saturday run.

Earlier that fall, I began training for my first marathon. 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 later, from my father’s damp basement, he and I launched Road ID. To us, Road ID has always been far more than a business. We are on a
mission to save lives.

So you see for yourself this isn't just a business, it's a mission. There is a true purpose for wearing a Road ID. As a runner, I felt so comfortable wearing it. It was just like my watch, I hardly knew it was there but it gave me a piece of mind that if I passed out or (heaven forbid) got hit by a car, or even stung by a bee that when someone found me (and I run on a road with a fair amount of traffic with people going to work), that I would be taken care of. Paramedics would know who I am, where I'm from, how to contact my husband and my mom. They would know I was born in 1986 and have a possible bee allergy. They would also get that I'm a Christian. It just makes me feel safe to have some form of ID on me without carrying around (and probably losing) my driver's license.

don't be alarmed when you get your Elite ID and it's huge; you have to cut it down to size.

Road ID is probably the best idea to have if you're a parent, especially with young kids.

However, I had another purpose for really wanting to have a Road ID. I don't wear it just when I run. I wear it when I'm out with my kids. Let's say I'm at the park with them and I get stung by a bee. I have a severe reaction and someone hears my son crying for his mama. They come to see what's wrong...long story short - they will have all the information they need right there. My name, my husband's number, my mom's number, my allergies (or possible in my case). My husband can be called to pick up our children and I will also be taken care of.

I'm a mom, I worry. I think we all do. We worry about strangers approaching our kids. We read about it in the newspaper and tabloids. It's all over the news. But what if something happens to YOU? How will they know who to call so someone can come take care of your kids? And if your kids are young like mine, they can't say "my dad is Big A and he works at the feed store." What then?
For a list of Top 10 Reasons to wear a Road ID, read this.

Something to think about, right?

 On the original IDs you get 6 lines of print on the sterling silver ID. 

Well, if you do decide that an ID like this is necessary, I honestly urge you to think about Road ID. I have the Wrist ID Elite in red (which is very cute; I've had many compliments on it so far), but there are so many other products that may fit you better. There's the Road ID Sport, the Shoe ID, the FIXX ID, Ankle ID, Shoe Pouch ID (see all products here). You can get the interactive or original editions (I chose the original).

Prices vary on the different products but are really reasonable for the peace of mind that it gives you. The Wrist ID Sport, Shoe ID, Shoe Pouch ID, and Ankle ID are all $19.99 a piece, the Wrist ID Elite is $29.99, the FIXX ID is $24.99. You may also want to check out their Firefly products - reflective gear for those early mornings or late night runs. A lot of cool things to check out on the website.

Trust me when I tell you the customer service with Road ID is fantastic. I accidentally put my cell number instead of my husband's (it looked like the right number, it was familiar) and they got me a replacement ID (just the ID not the band) so quickly! I really appreciate that when I felt like such a dork. 

ALSO, I've been told about a special opportunity that I wanted to share with you, my dear readers:
Now that summer has finally arrived GoLite is giving outdoor fanatics 93 chances to bag free gear. Of all the seasons, summer is the lightest. To show their devotion, GoLite’s giving away a FREE piece of gear every day, all summer long. 
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Go to GoLite.com and they have a chance to win! 
Check out the GoLite facebook page daily around noon, mountain time, to see who won.



 
And even better? YOU could win a Road ID for yourself! How?

Mandatory entry: Become a follower of the S Club 4 blog (already a follower, that's good for this too). Leave a comment.

Want more chances to win? (Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry & be sure I have a way to contact you because if I can't contact you, you can't win).

1. Go to the Road ID website & tell me which Road ID you would choose if you win.

2. Follow me on Twitter.

3. Tweet & leave link to tweet

Have the peace of mind that comes with a @RoadID #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/34obh7x Giveaway ends July 30th

(can be done daily but please be sure to leave a link for each separate tweet)

4. Tell me how you stay safe running OR your number one safety tip for any time.

Giveaway ends July 30 at midnight (central time). Good luck!

A big thank you to Road ID for allowing me this opportunity to have a Road ID and to share one with my readers.

Disclaimer: I was provided a Road ID in order to write this review. I didn't receive any money, however. I was completely honest in this review. However, everyone may or may not have the same experience with this company and/or product.

95 comments:

Theresa said...

I am already a follower.

Theresa said...

I like the elite in purple. I am not a runner, but it is still a good thing to have as a mom.

Theresa said...

A safety tip- never stop for someone on the side of the road if you are alone. Do call 911 and get them the help they need.

abbi said...

Safety Tip - I started carrying my cell phone with me!

abbi said...

I like the sport ID in black

abbi said...

I'm a new follower!

Rae said...

I'm a follower!

Rae said...

I would LOVE a ROAD ID! I've made one up a bunch of times but haven't bought it yet. I'd love the Elite in purple. I think it's an excellent thing for anyone to have. You never know what is going to happen.

Heather said...

I like the Shoe ID in blue.

Heather said...

I'm a follower now, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

Heather said...

I follow you on Twitter,

crystal said...

I am now a follower!

I like the wrist sport or wrist elite!

thanks for letting me know about your give away!

Angie Bishop said...

I tweeted @BarefootAngieBee

Angie Bishop said...

I follow you on twitter now!

Angie Bishop said...

I am a new follower!

Angie Bishop said...

I really want to win one for my son with autism. He is gone a fair amount of time at camp or school and with him being nonverbal it makes his safety even more challenging.
I think he would like the bright red wrist elite!

Angie Bishop said...

Posted a link to my blogs sidebar!

Angie Bishop said...

My number one safety tip is to make sure that you have someone that knows about where you are and about when you will return. That way they can check your route if they haven't heard from you in a while.

Teamarcia said...

New follower! Thanks for cluing me in!

Teamarcia said...

I think I'd go for the shoe ID

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog!

Teamarcia said...

I stay safe (kind of) by running (mostly) in gated neighborhoods...and I'm armed and dangerous with pepper spray.

Muthering Heights said...
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Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

follow on twitter

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

that is awesome! Esp since I started jogging again. I love the elite in black!

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

http://twitter.com/FSOrangeJuice/status/18586231449

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I never go at night alone - its surprising how many people esp women DO!!!!

Cori said...
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Allie said...

If I won I would give it to my hubby since I already have one but I'm guessing he would want the sport ID, I know I'd eventually like a sport ID, I already have an Elite. :)

Allie said...

I'm a follower of your blog too.

Allie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Carol W. said...

I'm a follower.
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Carol W. said...

I'd like the elite in purple.
wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

follow you on twitter @jogforjoubert

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

i would like to try the ankle ID

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

new follower :)

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

tweeted! @jogforjoubert

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

my safety tip....try NOT to run with music but if you cant live without it, only run with one earphone in so you can at least hear a little of what is going on around you.

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

purple wrist id sport please. :)

EricaH said...

i follow you on twitter @erica_h

EricaH said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/erica_h/status/18928643281

superwoman_4002 said...

i am a now a follower! :)

superwoman_4002 said...

i like the sport in black :)

superwoman_4002 said...

i make sure i tell my parents where i plan on running and how long i estimate my run will take.

Tracy said...

I'm a follower

Tracy said...

I'd like the shoe id

Tracy said...

I always tell my husband which route I'm running, the distance, and how long I expect to be gone.

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

I'm a new follower :)

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

I like the Wrist ID sport in purple.

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

Safety Tip....always bring your cell phone if you are running alone. I won't leave home without it.

Amy said...

A new follower - just came over from "My Reason To Run". Look forward to stalking you. :)

Amy said...

I like the Fixx ID. Very cool.

Evolving Through Running said...

I am a follower.

Evolving Through Running said...

I've got my eye on the Wrist ID Elite in blue.

Evolving Through Running said...

Best safety tip I'd have is to run against the traffic if you have to/want to run on the road. You're watching for them much more than they're watching for you.

Evolving Through Running said...

Following you on twitter.

Christy Wong said...

I'm following you on Twitter! (@christywong) Tried finding you on DailyMile too, but I couldn't figure out which one was you...

Christy Wong said...

I tweeted about your giveaway too! http://twitter.com/christywong/status/19363173428

Christy Wong said...

I've been wanting to get a Road ID but still haven't bought one yet, so I'd love to win. I like the Road ID Elite in either purple or blue.

cmwong37@gmail.com

Christy Wong said...

I used to run listening to my iPod, but I've stopped doing that lately because 1) iPods aren't always allowed in all races (and in triathlons, which I do) and 2) It allows me to hear what's going on around me better so I can watch out for traffic if I'm running on the road & hear other cyclists coming when I'm biking or running on a trail with bikes.

Darlene said...

I am alredy a follower

Darlene said...

I tweeted it today

Darlene said...

Safety tip - get a RoadID

Darlene said...

I like the wrist ohe

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog - hope I win!

Lindsey said...

I'm a follower! (Follower #100!!)

Lindsey said...

I want the wrist ID elite in yellow or red, I'm not sure yet. And I love their interactive thing - we're military and my emergency person is leaving the country soon!

Lindsey said...

I do many of my runs on a military post, so we have to wear reflector belts on post. I also make sure I run facing traffic, and I have a little flashing light that I can attach to my reflector belt for when it's not light enough out.

streak said...

I follow you on twitter.

streak said...

I twitted... http://twitter.com/robbobstreak/status/19743601563

streak said...

I like the elite in yellow, purple, or blue.

streak said...

always bring a fully charged cell phone with me.

The Jogger Blogger said...

I would love the Elite in pink!

Beana said...

I just became a follower :)

Beana said...

Following on Twitter

Beana said...

I like the Elite in Red :)

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

R ~ The Road ID would be great for me as a single woman moving to a new place where no one knows me.

Bonnie said...

My safety tip ~ Always let someone know when and where you run.

Rion said...

Oh, after debating whether I'd even need this or not, I decided to enter after finding out we have a perfect trail right next to our place but its sort of secluded in places and scary.

Anyway, I went to the website and I totally think the ankle one is best. Neoprene is always good, plus, the red color is stylin.

Rion said...

And I totally do follow you on twitter, tho I have decided I dont have much in the way of random ramblings to rant about!

Rion said...

I tweeted your link.. I hope you dont mind I copy pasted your thing because I have NO idea how twitter works in terms of links!

Rion said...

The way I stay safe when I am out walking (I havent graduated to running yet!) is to always carry my cell phone. I actually keep the GPS on, on the cell phone, because if I was lost, that could locate me.

Brandi said...

I would choose the wrist ID sport in Pink

Brandi said...

I'm following you on twitter

Brandi said...

I tweeted @georgebundles

Girl in the dark said...

I am a new follower :)

Girl in the dark said...

I like the wrist id sport, in red

Girl in the dark said...

My safety tip - I always run with mace. And I always tell my husband exactly where I'm going and how long I'll be gone.

Stacie said...

I'd love a ROAD ID Elite in green :)

Stacie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ I'm windyrunner.

Stacie said...

I'm always aware of my surroundings and let my husband know where I'll be running and when I should be back.

Stacie said...

I'm a follower and posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

happy followers