In 2015, nearly 5,400 pedestrians (anyone on foot – aka walkers, runners, joggers, and hikers) were killed and 70,000 were injured as a result of traffic crashes. Imagine arriving at the hospital unconscious with no identification. That’s what happened to this man, which prompted police to urge runners to carry identification. As runners, we can experience a false sense of security when it comes to our regular run route or when it’s “just a short run”. The truth is, you never know what can happen while running, which is why it’s important to always carry ID.
When running, paramedics recommend you have your:
- Driver’s license number
- Insurance information
- Emergency contact information
Does that sound like a lot to carry? Thankfully, Who Am I? ID makes it easy and comfortable to take these powerful pieces of information on the road with their armband and slap bracelet. Who Am I? ID is the only 2-in-1 product on the market that provides you with great visibility and contains ALL of your info: name, age, blood type, allergies, emergency contacts, and medical information (on a waterproof polymer strip).
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Our Fit Approach team loves how easy and comfortable the Who Am I? ID armband is, especially when we run alone or on less-populated trails.
Keep in mind that while carrying a cell phone might seem helpful, it isn’t always reliable. What if your phone breaks, the battery dies, or it gets wet? EMTs might not be able to access your critical information if your phone is your only form of identification.
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Who Am I? ID, but all opinions are our own. As always, we are thankful for the brands that make it possible for us to #sweatpink harder, faster, and safer every day.