Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Road ID- Better Safe Than Sorry

As many of  you know I collapsed at the 2010 Cleveland Marathon.  What I may not have shared is that I did not have any form of identification with me.  I didn't fill out the emergency information on the back of my race bib because "I live in Cleveland, it's not necessary."  Little did I know how important taking those few minutes to fill out the bib would end up being.  Luckily when I came to I knew who I was and where I was but that certainly doesn't make me invincible.  Next time I may not be so lucky.

I have talked about getting a Road ID ever since I collapsed.  My friend Joe recently ordered one and gave out a coupon code which I used to order my ID yesterday.  Ever since my experience at Cleveland I have filled out the back of my bib, however I am comforted by the added safety my Road ID shoe tag will give me.   

The kind people at Road ID gave me a coupon that I could pass along to all of you.
Coupon Number: ThanksJodi8156179
The coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 08/20/2011.
To order, simply go to or click the link below:
If you prefer, you can call them at 800-345-6335.

Keep running, you're simply the best, and  you inspire me!!


  1. I keep meaning to get one because it's kind of a pain to always try to carry my license with me. Thanks for passing along the coupon!

  2. You know I've only filled out the back of the bib one time - and it was for a 5K and not any of my longer races. I should take this blog and apply it to my own self. Perhaps I should start racing with my Road ID on just to be safe! Good post, Jodi!

  3. You are not kidding. I'm SO glad you came to in Cleveland, but the ID is so necessary. I've felt so much safer since I got mine this past fall.

  4. I ordered mine earlier this week after I picked up a coupon for one at my last race. I figured it would be a qise investment since I run by myself quite often, and as my runs get longer for my marathon training, I figured its a must to have.