Short article on Competitor.com regarding the importance of wearing an ID band while running. The article makes mention of my wife Olivia and I, along with our daughter Kate.
Two years ago Kate was running the final mile of her third kid’s marathon, and first by herself. She did a great job in the race, but unfortunately when we went to the pickup area after the finish line, she was nowhere to be found. After 30+ minutes of searching, my wife’s finally received a call from a race volunteer who had our daughter.
Before the race I had gone to RoadID.com and purchased an ID for Kate’s running shoe. I had been running with one for a while, and wanted to make sure Kate had one for her first solo race. My wife and I had both told her that if anything happened to her and someone asked how to contact her mommy or daddy to just tell them it was on her shoe. This is exactly what happened with the race volunteer and we were successfully reunited with Kate.
After this event we sent a short note to RoadID telling them the story, and they quickly asked if we would be willing to be part of their testimonial page on their web site. We worked with their staff to write a short recap of the eventsand sent them a picture from after the race. Since we were willing to do the testimonial, we now get free RoadID products for life, which is nice because they are vital for anyone who is a runner, biker, etc. or for kids in almost any situation.
Fast forward two years and we were again contacted by RoadID who asked for permission for Competitor.com to use our story in an article they were doing on running ID bands. Though the mention is brief, it is included in the link above.