When reading through the comments on my first post about early morning running tips, someone mentioned a Road ID and I couldn’t agree more. I have a Road ID and wore it in Boston the year I ended up in the medic tent from severe dehydration. My Road ID was able to tell the medical staff helping me – my name and that I had no know allergies. {I could barely communicate with them}

We don’t want to think something can happen to us out on the roads but the reality is that it can. It’s important to not only not be a predictable target but to be prepared should something happen.


Road ID just launched their mobile engraving unit which will be making it’s way to races around the country!! For more information check out what Road ID has to say……

Road ID
Dubbed the “Roadshow” — a Road ID mobile design and retail center that will attend various running, cycling and triathlon events throughout the nation – the 28-foot trailer brings the Road ID e-commerce experience to hundreds of thousands of endurance athletes and kids, giving them the opportunity to customize and create their own personal safety identification.
“Our customers and social media followers have been urging us for years to attend the events in which they race,” said Road ID co-owner Edward Wimmer.
“And Road ID has grown to where we are today as a result of listening to their feedback. While we’ll never stop offering our product on the web, Roadshow offers that unique opportunity to connect with our customers directly. There’s something special about getting out and talking with people and hearing their questions that makes this more than just a sales and marketing opportunity.”   
Rock & Roll runner Angela Iwaniw, a Lakewood Ranch (Florida) resident who bought a Road ID at a recent event, said, “I had been meaning to purchase one for months and months.  I was training for my first Ironman, so I knew I needed to have one for safety, but I would get so busy with work and training that I never took the time to measure my wrist and get online to actually order one.  Being able to try on the bracelets, talk to someone about what I should put on my ID, and get the bracelet right while I waited made it easy. Getting my Road ID at the expo meant it was no longer another task on the long list of things to do.”
The Roadshow’s schedule will include nearly twenty events across the country, including the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville April 25-26; the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon May 3-4, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon May 17-19, and the Rock & Roll Chicago Half Marathon July 19-20.  The Roadshow is also looking to fill out the second half of its 2013 event schedule with cycling and triathlon events like Levi’s Gran Fondo, Ironman Louisville and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
The Roadshow mobile engraving unit is the result of hundreds of hours of labor from the Erlanger, Kentucky-based enterprise and is comprised of a mobile engraving fulfillment center fitted into a highly-customized trailer.  At events, expo-goers utilize touchscreen ordering displays to create their personalized Road IDs. From finalizing their order on the display, it takes an average of five minutes to deliver the finished, customized product to the customer. The customer can opt to receive a text message or email when their order is ready for pick-up, and their name also appears on a monitor when it is complete.
The same laser-engraving technology used on web orders is utilized inside the Roadshow, and all ID styles available at RoadID.com are also available at the Roadshow.  
To learn more about Road ID and to see where the Mobile Roadshow will visit next, please visit www.RoadID.com/Roadshow.
There are a couple of ways you can enter to win an e-giftcard from Road ID for your choice of one Road ID:


My Tips for picking what you want on your Road ID:

  • Don’t put your full address on your ID – just your city and state. Should an attacker take you – you do not want them having your full home address.
  • Make sure the phone numbers you put on your ID are ones that someone will be at to answer the phone. When I ran Boston Marathon I had my husband cell number and my moms cell number. My mom was running the race with me and hadn’t yet finished, so she wasn’t with her cell phone and my husband was at work and didn’t have his either. It would have been more helpful if I had put his work number on it, so I could have gotten ahold of someone to let them know where I was.
  • If you have no know drug allergies write NKDA.
  • If you take prescription medicine you may want to put that on there as well.


Four ways to enter. Winner will be chosen at random. Entries will be verified. Winner will be announced by blog post shortly after sweepstakes ends. Please leave your email in your comment so I can try to get in touch with you. It is your responsibility to claim your prize – you have two weeks to do so before a back up winner is chosen. Chances of winning depend on number of entries. Sweepstakes starts on June 18th and ends on June 22nd at midnight EST.


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  1. Oh my Thanks so much for your advice. I just got a gift card for my road ID and I was totally going to put my address on it. So Thanks!

  2. I would get the wrist ID slim.. I def need to get this product as I do have drug allergies and medical issues that need to be addressed.

  3. I would get the the Wrist ID Sport. I don’t have an ID yet and this would be great!

  4. I follow you on instagram! (@GabInTheCity)

  5. I follow you AND Road ID on Twitter and would love to win the Road ID Slim!
    I follow you on IG too! :)

  6. I follow you on Instagram!

  7. I would get one that I can attach to my shoe so I wouldn’t accidentally forget about it. I definitely need to get on of these as I recently started running in the early mornings (thanks for the constant inspiration!) to avoid the hot afternoon temps!

  8. I don’t have twitter so I’ll leave you a safety tip for running while traveling. I always ask the hotel concierge where a safe route to run is and let them (or a friend, family etc) know when I should be back.

  9. Following you on Instagram!!

  10. I would totally get the ID Slim…thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I would get the Wrist ID slim. No clasp or velcro seems a lot more comfortable when hot and sweaty!

  12. I would get the wrist ID slim. It can be worn all the time and you can change the color of the band to match your outfit! I’m not on twitter or instagram, so my safety tip is to never run the same route every day. Even if you don’t have that many places to run, switch directions or run at different times to make you unpredictable. =)

  13. I tweeted, “I want to win a #roadid from @mileposts & @roadid” and follow both you and RoadID on Twitter.

  14. I have been wanting a RoadID for such a long time now – what a great tool to have in case of emergency. I also think it’s neat they are taking their act on the road and spreading the word. I would choose the Sport ID!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one :)

  15. Elizabeth says:

    I would definitely go for the wrist ID slim. Seems like a great thing to have. My safety tip is if you like to listen to music while you run, which I do, leave one headphone out so you can still hear what’s going on around you!

  16. I follow you on instagram (pennyfrey)

  17. i like the pink Wrist ID Slim

  18. Beatriz Navarro says:

    Started following you on Instagram (bettynava) Safety first!

  19. I am a small grouping of volunteers and also commencing a whole new scheme within our local community. Your blog provided us precious data for you to works of art in. You’ve done a new strong employment along with each of our overall area could be pleased to you.

  20. I entered via twitter, username @erynnalice, also followed via instagram.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I was chased down a side street in the Mission of SF the other morning, and it really reminded me how vulnerable you can be running. I’m getting a road id for myself and my running pup, no matter what!

  21. I would opt for a slim ID. Now that I’ve been running more on the road since the summer’s began, I know that I need to invest in some emergency gear and a road id is essential.

  22. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/joannedeluca/status/347057756123058177
    I already follow you on Instagram :) so excited about this giveaway! I’ve been dying for a Road ID, I’ve landed in some sketchy parts and would feel so much safer with something like this, as I always forget ID, no bueno. And it would put my mom at ease, she worries when I walk to the mail box lol

  23. I follow you on Instagram!

  24. I would love the Wrist ID Slim, probably in pink because, why not!?

  25. I would love the Wrist ID Sport in purple! I just started running and as a previous EMT and current nursing student, I know how important it is to have information on you in case you are unable to talk to medical personnel!

  26. I followed you on Instagram and tweeted you and @RoadId. I would LOVE the Wrist ID Sport in purple! Awesome giveaway you are doing! :)

  27. I followed you on Instagram & Twitter, and tweeted at you and RoadID!! I would get the Shoe ID, that way I’d never lose it :) My twitter handle is sarah_ingle1. Thanks Dorothy!!

  28. I’d get one of the wrist bands (not sure which style I like best) or a shoe ID so it’s out of my way and always there.

    I don’t have a twitter or instagram account. My safety tip is if you run alone, run in the daylight. I never run at night or in the dark early mornings.

  29. Kathryn Shaffer says:

    I’m not on twitter or Instagram…. Thanks for opening this up to h rest of us! I’d probably get the shoe ID or the slim. Safety tip: I always carry pepper spray

  30. I am now following you on Instagram!

  31. I am also following both handles on twitter and sent out the requested tweet!

  32. Steel Springs says:

    I follow you and RoadID on Twitter (@runsteelsprings) and I tweeted about the giveaway.

  33. Steel Springs says:

    I would love the Wrist ID Slim.

  34. I love this and thank you for spreading the word. I would love to win the Shoe ID or the Slim ID.

  35. I tweeted about winning!

  36. I follow you and now RoadID on twitter

  37. I follow you on instagram!

  38. I tweeted!

  39. I’d get the wrist ID slim – either purple or pink.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  40. I like the Wrist Band Slim (Band Only) in purple!!!!

  41. I would get the wrist ID slim. This is an awesome product!

  42. Great post. I would highly recommend a Road ID, specifically when you run in areas that you’ve never been before. Mine has my name, city and state, along with the phone numbers of my wife, mother, and brother. I also put NKA, for “no known allergies,” and my blood type in case of some type of serious injury. For $20 or so, it can be a life saver.

  43. I would get the wrist id slim – I have tiny wrists.

  44. I follow you on Instagram.

  45. I twitted about road I’d and milepost

  46. If I won I would get the wrist Id Elite http://www.roadid.com/p/the-Wrist-ID-Elite

  47. Hi I would get the wrist ID slim. I have a blog but am not involved in any other social media. My safety tip is to pick residential streets for your run if possible and listen to your spidey sense. Really engage your senses to hear, smell and see your surroundings so you can detect subtle changes. Certainly no music.

  48. I follow you and RoadID on Twitter and tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/ilovepool/status/347161234166120448

  49. I follow you on Instagram as ilovepool. ilovepool28@gmail.com

  50. I am not on social media, other than facebook. If I were to win, I would get the purple or orange wrist ID slim. I love that it comes in such vibrant colors! My safety tip for runners is to run with only one earbud in if they are running in a busy location. That way, you can enjoy your music and listen to MapMyRun without running out into traffic.

  51. I would get a shoe band if I won.

  52. Missy Tatman says:

    I don’t use twitter or instagram so I’m leaving you a message here. I would get the shoe ID. I have seen these for many years, but have not purchased one for myself yet. Maybe it will be a birthday gift idea to give my mom and dad if I don’t win…

  53. Gabrielle says:

    I follow you both on twitter….and just tweeted!

  54. Gabrielle says:

    I’d choose either the Shoe ID or the Shoe Pouch ID — thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  55. Rodrigo says:

    I’m now following you both on twitter and already tweeted. I want the Ankle Id!

  56. Kristen says:

    I would choose the slim or the shoe ID. A running safety tip is to always be aware of your surroundings and to trust your intuition…. if something feels off, find a different route. I am not on social media.

  57. I tweeted

  58. I follow mile posts on instagram

  59. I sent out the tweet about this post and want to win the roadID. If I won I would get the wrist slim ID.

  60. I tweeted about the contest here



  61. I follow you on instagram (I’m onceuponarun1)

  62. I would get the shoe ID so I wouldn’t feel it

  63. I would choose the the Wrist ID Sport!

  64. I follow you on Instagram!

  65. My tip is to always tell someone where you’re going to be!

  66. I tweeted (joined twitter today -JohannaDahl1-…I’m a little behind) & I follow you on instagram (jo_dahl). I would get the orange slim :)

  67. I tweeted about the giveaway.

    if I won, if either get the elite or the slim.

  68. I tweeted!!! @feet2road

  69. I would so get the slim Road ID

  70. Rebecca Bishop says:

    I tweeted! From @rcocobee

  71. Kerry A. says:

    I’m not on Twitter or Instagram.

    I’d get a blue slim ID band!


  72. Kerry A. says:

    Safety tip: make eye contact with everyone you pass– it shows you aren’t a shrinking violet, but are assertive and a less easy target.

  73. I would get the Wrist ID Elite!

  74. I would get the RoadID Slim.

  75. I also follow you on instagram!

  76. Alison W says:

    I follow you on instagram (I’m @runuphills)

  77. Alison W says:

    If I win I’d love to get the wrist ID slim in purple.

  78. What a timely blog! I’ve felt confidently protected when running with my German Shepherd, but have lately separated my workouts from hers, because her keenness for wildlife requires paying more attention to her training than to mine. A few days into this, I got the new Women’s Running magazine with its tale of a runner attacked. Now your post. I checked out the website and would get the Wrist ID Slim. Thanks for the offer!

  79. I would get the Wrist ID Slim, likely in pink! And since I’m not on twitter or instagram, my safety tip is to always tell someone (via text or note if no one is around) where I’m going for a run and what time I plan to return. That way, if something were to happen, they have a general idea of when to get worried and where to look.

  80. following you on instagram!

  81. I would get a wrist ID in bright orange or green! Love your tips for what to put on your RoadID, I would have never thought about those things.

  82. Tweeted the giveaway!

  83. I’d probably get the wrist ID sport! love the reflective aspect! :)

  84. Shannan H. says:

    I am following you on Instagram. A Road ID is definitely something I need to add to my running gear!

  85. erika Papp says:

    I follow you on instagram!

  86. erika Papp says:

    I follow you on twitter and I would get the slim id, i too run very early in the morning before work and before the kids get up!

  87. Jes McA says:

    I just followed you on Instagram. The hubs and I were just discussing getting these!

  88. I am following you on Twitter and Instagram. If I won, I would pick the Wrist ID Slim. Thanks!

  89. Sarah Elizabeth says:

    I follow you on Instagram! Love your photos =)

  90. This is so cool, I’ve never heard of these before!

    I follow on instagram, I tweeted, and I like the wrist ID slim!

  91. I’d get the shoe ID or the ankle ID.

    I’m not on social media, so my tip for safe running is to run with a dog (if you have one), run without headphones and without your phone on your arm or anything that makes you a target for theft, and know where you can run to if you feel unsafe (like a convenience store that’s always open on your running route).

  92. I’m actually not sure if that works– I think eye contact can also give the person the idea that you’re open to interacting with them (in my case this has happened with lecherous men).

  93. Amy Mullett says:

    I would get the wrist ID sport! I always tell someone where I’m running so if something happens they know where to look for me. My mother in law would love if I got one of these she worries about me like crazy!

  94. My daughter bought me a Road ID for Christmas! I could use another one!! I follow on Twitter!

  95. Kerry A. says:

    That’s a good point… Hmm… I have also read that staring straight ahead gives a similar impression. Perhaps a wiser happy medium? :-)

    I do know that looking down and away screams “I’m passive” to me when I’ve seen other gals look away.

  96. I would love to get the slim road iD. I don’t like wearing bulky things while running. I’d also get the supernova lights since i usually run at dusk.

  97. I follow you on Instagram norriskvt

  98. I want to win

  99. I don’t tweet but I do follow you on instagram :)

  100. I unfortunately do not have a Road ID yet. If I were to get one, I would purchase the wrist ID elite with a purple wristband :)

  101. As far as safety goes when I am on the bike I have flashing LED lights on front and back. I also like to wear bright colors while running and biking. I also try to have something reflective on, even it if is something reflective on my clothing or water bottle.

  102. Following you on IG @toocuterunner!

  103. I would love a Wrist Slim ID!

  104. Following you both on Twitter and posted a tweet about the giveaway!

    Happy Friday!

  105. I follow on Instagram!

  106. I would love to get the RoadID that goes on your shoe, my husband has been bugging me to get one for awhile now, I really need to!

  107. i follow you on instagram (i’m jtotheam)

  108. Nicole White says:

    I follow mileposts on Instagram (nikole333)

  109. I tweeted!

  110. I follow @mileposts on Instagram!

  111. I’m torn between the Wrist Sport ID and the Shoe Pouch ID… I run a lot with hotel keys and spare cash, so the Shoe Pouch would be handy. :)

  112. I’d either want the Wrist ID or the Shoe. I sometimes alternate shoes, so the wrist is likely a better choice :)

  113. Safety tip from another early morning runner- wear reflectors and a light. Drivers are not thinking about runners as they go to work in the dark morning hours.

  114. Kirsten says:

    I would get the Wrist ID slim. I don’t like having bulky things on when I run, so the slim looks like a good fit.

  115. Kirsten says:

    I follow you on Instagram!

  116. Kirsten says:

    I follow you and @roadid on twitter and tweeted about the give away.

  117. I would get the Road ID Slim!

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