Carrying identification

Who would they call if they found me?

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23/09/2009 at 19:34

A recent event with me and another with a friend has led me to think about ID when you're out running.  At the moment, I run with water (if required) and a set of keys.  If I was found unconscious then no-one would know who I was, or who to contact.  I'm thinking I should get one of those keyfobs that have a bit of paper onto which I could write my name and a contact number.

 Any other suggestions?

23/09/2009 at 19:40

What about the Reebok Cram Alert ID. My friend is a member and has an ID wristband with an emergency number to phone.

23/09/2009 at 19:42
I know quite a few people (including myself) use RoadID. Although it's American they deliver quite quickly
23/09/2009 at 20:02
I've had two accidents whilst out running on my own, so now have a little tag tied to my shoe with contact details "In case of emergency please call........"  etc
23/09/2009 at 20:22

I don't think putting your name on your keys is a good idea so something like a cram tag would be better.   

 I admit I don't bother though - I always think if I don't turn up eventually someone will come looking for me and if I'm dead or in hospital they'll find me then. 

23/09/2009 at 21:04
Good point - need to think on that
23/09/2009 at 21:05
As Gertie, I wear a Road ID wrist band with numbers in case of emergency. Very quick and good value at less than £16 inc P&P
23/09/2009 at 21:10

Why spend £16? Do it yourself!

I carry a waterproof white plastic card in my pocket (same size as a credit card) with my name, address, OH's contact number and parents number printed on it.

You never know what's going to happen out there.

23/09/2009 at 21:33

Better than a bit of plastic, don't you think !!
23/09/2009 at 22:17
Reminds me of a hospital tag. Those things freak me out.
seren nos    pirate
23/09/2009 at 22:21

I carry my mobile phone so no doubt they will trace me through that

23/09/2009 at 22:26

you can get one of those cheap cat/dog container i.d. things which have a scrolled up piece of paper inside.

they cost pennies and you can tie them to your shoe.
23/09/2009 at 22:28
Don't they go rattle though Nam? I can't stand anything ching chinging as I'm running.. anything mildly annoying puts me in a right mood
Edited: 23/09/2009 at 22:28
M...eldy    pirate
23/09/2009 at 22:36
seren nos - dyn haearn wrote (see)

I carry my mobile phone so no doubt they will trace me through that

not easily if its a pay and go contract ...
23/09/2009 at 23:43
or store an ICE number (in case of emergency)
24/09/2009 at 08:07
I wear a stainless steel dog tag on a chain long enough to tuck down sports bra so no jangling. Have his n hers with name, ICE info and organ donor engraved on. Cost £2 from ebay.
24/09/2009 at 08:12

All these are a great idea if the emergency services know where to look.
Anyone know their procedure when they find a casualty..??

24/09/2009 at 08:31
Got mine from £3.95. It's a plastic tag attached to my shoe with a couple of contact numbers. Hopefully I'll never need it...
24/09/2009 at 08:37
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Just write all the info on the "full size" shrinkie. Shove it in the oven and let it "shrink" to size. Put a couple of holes in it and tie it to your shoe laces.

Edited: 24/09/2009 at 08:38
24/09/2009 at 08:40
I always take my phone with me when I run so that I can ring someone ICE.  I also have an ICE number stored in my phone
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