Road ID – Be safe, be identified.

Last spring I was contacted by a local paper and interviewed about safety and running. You see, four months earlier a woman was struck by a car and killed while out exercising, then again another runner was killed just a few months later. Both victims did not have identification on them and their family members went days before knowing of their respective tragedy. How many times do you go out for a walk, hike, run, or bikeride without carrying identification?

Nobody plans on getting hit by a car or suffering a stroke/heart attack, or diabetic seizure while out exercising? (This is how many people that don’t know they have diabetes find out that they do). It just happens, so I urge you take identification with you. I know it is not practical to carry a driver’s license in your hand while you are running, and shorts pockets aren’t often big enough. The best solution I have found is an ID type Velcro shoe clip or a band worn around the ankle or wrist. They are not bulky and they can stay right on you and never be forgotten. They are produced by a company called Road ID. Just click on the logo link below and you can see what they have to offer. I think $20 is well worth the information that can potentially save a life or keep family members informed in the event of an accident. Be safe, be identified.

Just click on the link below and use the coupon code RID546483  to save $1. Run safe, get your RoadID!

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson