Beginner’s Guide to Running Safely

New runners and seasoned runners alike know that running safely is a top priority. Whether out for a solo run or with others, there are a few precautions that should be followed to run safely.

Disclaimer: I received a ROADiD Wrist iD to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

Listen to “Beginner’s Guide to Running Safely” read aloud by the author.

Running Safely

There are a few important things to do when beginning a new hobby: ensure you have all the right equipment, make a plan for how to get started, and look into how to guarantee your safety.

Safety can be related to keeping you injury free, but safety can also be related to who or what you are surrounded by. Whether you’re running or doing some other outdoor adventure, it’s important to adventure safely.

Running is viewed as a fairly easy sport to get into you. Grab a pair of shoes and head outside. Right?

Wrong. There are several things to take into consideration before heading out for your first run. One must ask themselves what safety precautions they will set in place prior to taking that first step out the door.


Let’s imagine for a moment that something were to happen to you while outside running and you were knocked unconscious. When found, would someone know how to identify you and which loved ones to contact?

If you answered no, you need a ROAD iD. Wearing a ROAD iD would not only allow you to be identified, but would also allow your loved ones to be contacted as well as tell paramedics valuable medical information as needed.


The company ROAD iD, founded in 1999, creates innovative identification products for people and pets of all ages. The mission of ROAD iD is two-fold: “One, to educate outdoor enthusiasts about the importance of wearing ID. Two, to provide these athletes with innovative identification products that they will want to include as part of their gear.”

I have had the pleasure of reviewing two of ROAD iD’s products: the Sidekick ID and now the Wrist iD.

When ordering a ROAD iD Wrist iD at, one of the first questions you’re asked is to choose your band style. Customers are given the option between an Elite band, a Sport band, or a Stretch band.

I chose the sport band with the all-weather “Silicone Pin & Tuck” which features a comfortable, adjustable silicone band that will handle everything you can throw at it.

The next option you’ll see is choosing your faceplate finish. For this you’re given the choices of slate, graphite, or ember. I chose the slate faceplate since it is a classic, all business look that boasts a stainless finish and a black engraving mark.

Unboxing the ROAD iD Wrist iD

I was so excited to receive my ROAD iD Wrist iD in the mail!

The Wrist iD Sport Pin-Tuck is so easy! First you pin. Then, you tuck. Voilà!

I love that it is hardware free for a lighter load with an airy, textured band. Think Apple Watch…only better. It’s perfect for everyday wear and up for any adventure. Some key features of the Wrist iD include:

  • Adjustable – one size fits all.
  • Crafted from comfortable, all-weather silicone.
  • Engraving is guaranteed for life.
  • Made from medical grade stainless steel.
  • Looks great and could save your life in an emergency.
  • ID Faceplate works with other ROAD iD band styles.

Ready to purchase a ROAD iD for the whole family? Head to and use code SHIP4FREEBRP for free shipping on your purchase.

Beginner's Guide to Running Safely

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Phil / Krista


Christian, wife, mom/stepmom, no meat athlete, runner, teacher

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