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!