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745 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2011 9:05 AM by Ecboyd
Ecboyd Amateur 15 posts since
May 16, 2011
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Jun 6, 2011 1:16 PM

Safty / ID tags

Are these things really worth it?

I alwasy carry my cell when I run alone, and I have an I.C.E. contact.

 

I see the "free" adds on face book and such?

 

Is it really worth it and safer?

I dont have any outstanding med conditions but I am a doner.

 

Thoughts!?

  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
    Nov 6, 2007
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    1. Jun 6, 2011 1:30 PM (in response to Ecboyd)
    Re: Safty / ID tags

    I always run with id.

     

    I received the "free id" in the mail this week.  The laminate fell off the plastic as I was popping out the little tabs.  Not a good sign.

     

    I'm going back to RoadID.  I have both the on-shoe kind and the bracelet.  I hate the bracelet (it's just one of those things), and I've never lost one of the shoe tags, not even on trail runs through brambles and mud.





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  • dwm082 Community Moderator 1,063 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    2. Jun 12, 2011 6:43 AM (in response to Ecboyd)
    Re: Safty / ID tags

    I always run with my RoadID, as I have a medical history that might influence treatment if something should happen to me. I also have the bracelet version, but I don't find it bothersome at all. I'm more annoyed by the tan line, but I see it as a small price to pay for that peace of mind.

     

    I actually have a spare bracelet ID (the older velcro-based version) that I keep wrapped around the handle of my suitcase as a luggage tag and a spare RoadID in case I forget mine when I'm traveling.

     

    I've considered the shoe tag version, but I've heard enough anecdotes of runners having their shoes knocked off in collisions that the bracelet seems a safer bet.

     

    If you run with an iPod, but no ID, at least be sure you've registered your device with Apple: http://rwdaily.runnersworld.com/2011/05/okay-this-time-running-with-the-ipod-was-a-good-thing.html

     

    Don





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