Monday, March 22, 2010

reader appreciation giveaway #2

did i mention how much i love my new RoadID? i can be stylish and be safe all at the same time. i meant to buy 2 RoadID's for Christmas for me and love of my life but somehow with the hustle and bustle of the holidays it never happened. i was so glad when Scott from Outside|PR mentioned that RoadID is one of their client's and gave me an opportunity to order my own and to giveaway 3 to some lucky readers.

when i received the RoadID recently, i happened to read the story about how RoadID actually got started and here i wanted to share it:

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.

nobody likes to think about any mishaps on our runs or rides but anytime we are out on the open road, we are taking a chance, but it's what we do as triathletes and runners and we don't let that stop us.

RoadID has several styles to pick from. For example, you can have one that straps on to your running shoe. There are dog tag type ID's that you have engraved on one side and can pick a logo from their list to place on the other side.  they have one's that go around your ankle and 2 styles that go on your wrist. the wrist style comes in 2 different materials. the one in my picture is like a rubber type of compound and comes in many colors. i went with yellow because it reminds me of LIVESTRONG. the other wrist ID is a type of softer material, almost like a watch band you would find on an ironman watch. i liked that one too but thought it might get a little stinky when i sweat all over it. you can customize the wording on it as well. mine basically has my full name, my emergency contact, allergies, and at the very bottom the motto i live by...LIVE STRONG-NEVER QUIT! you can visit RoadID here to see all of their styles, colors, and graphics.

here's how to get in on this cool giveaway:

1. visit RoadID by clicking here, then comeback and leave a comment on which one is your favorite and why. this will count as 1 entry.

2. become a fan of RoadID on Facebook by clicking here. (1 entry).

3. become a fan of RoadID on twitter by clicking here. (1 entry)

4. become a follower of my blog, 140 point 6 miles by clicking here. (1 entry)

5. add my blog to your blog roll. (1 entry)

6. post about this contest on your blog. (1 entry)

for example, your comment can look like this: "hi, it's kc in tampa. i visited the roadid website and i love the dog tag id's A LOT. i just became a fan on facebook and twitter, i already follow your blog and you are on my list of blogs that i follow. i also just posted your contest on my blog post this morning."

that's 6 entries just like that. easy breezy! just be clear in your comment so i know how many entries to credit you with.

the contest will start today and will end at 12 PM EST on Monday, March 29th and I will post the 3 winners the following day. 

Thanks to Outside PR and to RoadID for this opportunity.

much love and peace out!

59 comments:

  1. Thank you for promoting Road IDs! I was fortunate to be sponsored by them several years back and the ones I got back then are still in perfect condition despite many, many miles of exposure to rain, heat and sweat. Great product to put your mind and the ones of your loved ones at ease. Makes a great gift!!

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  2. Hooray for cool giveaways!

    Alrighty, I love the ankle ID. I am already a follower of your blog, and you're on my blog roll.

    So, put me in for 3 entries please! :)

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  3. I have done a bunch of events with TNT and a long time ago one of our athletes lost his battle with cancer. One person is selected to wear his tag for each TNT race and I was selected a couple of years ago. I had it copied and wear mine in every race. I also have a second tag with my emergency info. The roadid guys helped make this happen for us.

    No need to put me in for the give away but I believe everyone should have one.

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  4. I discovered this product few month ago after I moved from France to the U.S. Apparently, Road IDs doesn't exist in Europe (Not sure). The Wrist ID Elite looks really great. I run or ride almost every day on the Pinellas trail and I think I under estimate the question of security (thank you for opening my eyes).
    BTW, I visited the Road ID website, I follow your blog for a while, you are in my blog list and I also follow Road ID on Twitter. 4 entries for me, yeahhhh :-)

    Thank you for this giveaway!

    Christophe, Oldsmar FL

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  5. Ok since I forgot to sign up for the last contest, I am going to sign up here. I would love a wrist ID in yellow - like yours - although black is also nifty.

    I am a follower, you are on my blog roll, and I follow road ID on Facebook and twitter. (I think this is 4).

    Nice job training!!!

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  6. thanks for reminding me I need to buy a road ID.

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  7. I love road ID. My parents and sister are runners so guess what they all got for Christmas? :)

    No need to add me into the giveaway because I always rock my purple wrist ID - but they are important for everyone! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!! :)

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  8. Another great giveaway! I think I like the dog tags because it reminds me of my days in the military. Plus, I did become a fan of RoadId on facebook. Thanks!

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  9. Count me in for 2 (comment here, you're on my blog roll). I love the look of the wrist elite!

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  10. You've got all the goodies lately! I became a fan of Road ID on FB and I'm a follower :) Thanks for another great give-a-way!

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  11. I like the RoadID original. Strong, stylish, and exactly what one needs.

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  12. This blog is on my blogroll at www.crazyfloridian.com

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  13. This great giveaway posted at http://www.crazyfloridian.com/archives/659

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  14. Hey KC--I like the wrist id (the new version). I'm a follower. I'm going to post on my blog. Thank you!!

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  15. I just found your blog via Miss Zippy! I love RoadID and if I was to win one I would get the pink wrist one for my daughter (I already have the same one, but she could use the ID)

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  16. I am linking this giveaway on my sidebar!

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  17. I like the original - my info does not change very often.

    I follow and you are on the blog roll.

    3.

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  18. Hey, Hey -- No need to enter me, I have 3 Road ID's already! Just want to let you know I linked you up because I think this is such a great and necessary product for us runners and riders to have! Good luck everyone and even if you don't win go pick a Road ID up anyway.

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  19. I'm already a fan of Road ID on FB.

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  20. I linked this give-away to my blog.

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  21. Hey, it's Glenn_in_MA. Thanks for following my blog - Therapy on Two Wheels. I visited the Roadid website and like the Wrist ID - Sport (Original style) and I WILL be ordering one. I just became a fan on FB and will follow your blog. I'm about to post your contest on my blog when I finish this comment. I think that's 4 entries. Look forward to reading your posts!

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  22. I'm a big fan of the shoe ID because I'd put it on once, and never think twice about it.

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  23. Great giveaway! I would pick the wrist ID elite, I am a follower and a fan of Road ID on Fb! So 3 for me!

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  24. I have a Road ID that I love however I would also like my 10 year old to wear one too when he is out on his bike or away with friends. I think they are fantastic. He would want a green Wrist Elite.
    I follow Road ID on both Twitter and Facebook.
    I now follow your blog and posted this giveaway to my blog here.
    http://barefoot-angieb.blogspot.com/
    Great giveaway!

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  25. The Cranky Award!!! I not sure if I should be honored or humbled and lose the crankiness. Do I get a badge to display my cranky award?

    1. I like the Ankle ID from the website. 2. I am a fan on facebook
    3. I am a follower of your blog 4. and I have posted this on my blog

    Thanks again for a great contest

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  26. Hey KC, great giveaway, I have been meaning to join up but just getting there.
    1. I like the ankle ID
    2. I am a Road ID fan on Facebook
    3. I follow Road ID on Twitter
    4. I follow your blog, oh yes I do! 5. You are on my blog roll
    Happy training!

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  27. Hey KC, it's your old TFG buddy, Matt. I visited the Road ID web site and I like the wrist ID elite. I'm following road ID on facebook and Twitter and I'm following your blog! Take care!

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  28. posting about this blog on my Sunday Funday week wrap up!

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  29. A fantastic giveaway, and so glad I found your blog.

    I like the wrist id sport in pink!

    And I follow your blog

    stacey@saysomethingstacey.com

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  30. I think I would like the Wrist ID Sport

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm a Road ID fan on facebook

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  32. I am a twitter follower of Road ID

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  33. Following your blog now as Chris

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  34. linked ya in today =) and in the process of adding you to our 1,010 Challenge! email me at KatyeRunninAround @ gmail.com with your email address =)

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  35. Hi this is Kristin for SLC Utah. Just came across your blog. I like the one that's rubbery like the Livestrong bracelets too. I added you to my blogroll, I posted your comment on my blog, I became a fan on Facebook AND Twitter, and I am now a follower. I did it all, baby!

    http://sherunslikeagirl.blogspot.com

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  36. What a great idea! I like the RoadID Elite. In pink, it'll be perfect to wear during my training walks for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I'm a fan of RoadID on facebook and twitter. I follow your blog.

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  37. thanks for hosting! I'd like the elite in black (1), I follow Road ID on facebook (2), twitter (3), and just started following you (4). Yay!

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  38. Hi there!
    *I am a follower,
    *My favorite road id is The Wrist ID Sport
    *You are on my blogroll
    *I have posted a link about this contest!
    *I am already a fan of road id on facebook!

    That is 5 entries for me!

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  39. KC:
    -I am and have been a follower of your blog =D
    -I am a fan of Road ID on Facebook
    -I like the original Road ID, the profile one seems to be a lot more upkeep and "another thing" to manage and take care of.

    I think that gets me 3 entries. Hope all is well and keep up the good work!!!

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  40. 1. my fav road id is wrist id in purple (safety first)
    2. fan of RoadID on Facebook
    3. I am a follower
    4. Posted on my blog

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  41. I added Road ID to my FB page
    (I am not in Twitter, though :( )

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  42. I've added you to my blog roll!

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  43. And lastly, my favorite would be anything in pink!!

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